10 Minute Red Carpet Look 

Sports IlLustrated Swim Collaboration

by Christine Cherbonnier   


Get your glam on like the pros with this easy 10 min Red Carpet Look created by Beauty Editor Christine Cherbonnier, it doesn’t have to take hours to feel red carpet ready!




Starting with Robin’s eyes I used Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Sand Glow. I've been obsessed with these easy to use pens for years, they are my go to for natural shadow bases. They glide on easy and stay in place, a must have for everyday eyeshadow application. Applied with a brush or fingertips, they glide on easily and stay in place. I prefer the M.A.C 217 Synthetic Blending Brush it’s a little stiffer than most blending brushes, and works wonders with shadow and cream.

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Next I applied Soft Platinum D562 by Make Up For Ever found in the Natural 01 Artist Palette, blended all over the lid up to the crease. This neutral brown is perfect for adding a little smokiness to the eyes, it’s not to red and not to gold, a perfect natural brown for enhancing red and green eyes. It gives you that “little something” around the eyes.


The eyes were then lined along the top and bottom waterline with Make Up For Ever Aqua XL ME-42, creating a glamorous golden glow around the eye. I love the texture of these creamy pencils, they glide on effortlessly, literally melting into the water line, this deep gold is perfect for making green and blue eyes really pop


M.A.C Eyeshadow Quiet Type in the Dusky Rose x9 Palette was blended along the bottom lashline. This entire shadow palette is a must have for any eye color. It has all the best blushy neutrals. Quite Type is one of my favorite “buffer” browns. It’s the perfect brown for blending any bottom lash line. The M.A.C 219 Pencil Brush is a classic, it’s soft yet pencil-esque shape makes it a must have for a tight blend along the lash line.


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Danessa Myricks 24hr Colorfix in Titanium was painted along the lash line using a larger bodied liner brush #209 by M.A.C. Danessa Myricks changed the game with these dazzling glitter creams. Used as a liner they dry transfer resistant looking vibrant and reflective from day to night, they really don’t budge and have a stunning larger particle glitter effect. The #209 liner brush creates a thicker line for a more light catching effect.


To top it all off Loreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black was used to build a dark dramatic lash. Loreal Voluminous Mascara has always been my personal mascara go to, Carbon Black is the long lasting blacker than black version, giving you a “falsie effect” without the hassle of applying fake lashes. It’s waterproof and doesn’t flake throughout the day like other longwear waterproof mascaras.

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Robin’s skin was prepped prior to the tutorial with Chanel Vitalumiere Moisture-Rich Radiance Fluid Foundation, applied with the Les Pinceaux- Foundation Brush. This foundation is great for building coverage while leaving the skin looking natural. A little powder through the T-zone helps to set this foundation while leaving your skin looking luminous and even.


For contour and blush Mac Taupe Powder was used below the cheekbones. A must have for makeup artists, this color is perfect for creating natural looking definition. It’s one of the only shades that doesn’t go olive warm or grey,  like most contour colors on the market. It stays cool and neutral on lighter skin tones, accentuating the cheekbones effortlessly. 


Makeup Forever Light Fusion #02 powder highlight was applied on the top of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow and chin. I just discovered this product and there is nothing more glowing in a powder texture, using this product wet created an almost mirror like effect, its a dramatic highlight available in both a warm and cool shade.


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Lips were lined with MAC Stripdown creating a fuller yet nude shape. A classic for creating subtle lip definition. This liner is more brown than other go to neutral liners, but don't be afraid to use it with your staple pinks and blush tones, it blends perfectly with most everything natural on light to medium skin tones.


Makeup Forever lipstick C104 followed for a blushy natural lip shade. What a sweet color for the spring and summer, it’s kind of pink and kind of coral it morphs with whatever liner you pair it with. Make darker pinks and corals look more three dimensional with this color as a top coat.


Smith’s Rosebud Salve finished the look adding a subtle shine to the lip. What would we do without this salve! It can be used on lips, lids, and cheeks. It works perfect to sheer out any color, or transforms your mattes into a more glossy texture. Wear it alone for a healthy hydrated lip.  


Both lip porducts were blended with the MAC #242 Shader Brush. This could be my favorite brush of all time, especially as a lip brush. The synthetic flat surface works well with creams and liquids, the larger surface area makes a perfect lip brush compared to most typical tiny lip brushes.

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