FunnyorDie Beauty Corner: Diora Baird 


The funny-bone-tingling folks over at has given us the makeup breakdown on their most recent video shoot with actress Diora Baird. Diora has appeared in films like "Wedding Crashers" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" and an array of short films and TV shows. Makeup artist Shauna O'Toole gives us a complete breakdown of Dior's beauty prep on set: "The look I wanted to achieve: Beach summery nights--Clean, youthful and classy!" says Shauna.

FACE Flawless skin

  • I sprayed La Mer Mist onto my Laura Mercier face sponge and completely saturated Diora's clean and bare face.

  • I applied Laura Mercier Illuminating Brightener as a base.

  • I mixed a pea size amount of the Laura Mercier Illuminating Brightener with La Mer Treatment Fluid Foundation in 11 Linen, which created the perfect tone for Diora's complexion. Having flawless skin as she does, very little foundation was necessary. FYI: In my book, less is always more! I applied the foundation with a brush since the color becomes less saturated that way.

  • Using Laura Mercier Concealer in #2, I added lighter tones under her eyes and around her nose to cover any darkness. Then I used my Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Luminizing Pen in #1 on top as an extra highlighter.

  • Using Laura Mercier bronzing brush, I mixed a peachy toned Bobbi Brown Glimmer Brick with YSL pink blossom blush right on the apples of her cheeks.

  • I locked in the entire look with Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder.

EYES highlighted gray smoky eyes

  • I first highlighted Diora's eyes and nose with Armani Fluid Sheer Shimmer Highlighter.

  • I brushed Laura Mercier eye shadow on her lid in Bone as an eyelid base.

  • I blended Paula Dorf Deep Taupe and Heather Eye Shadow on her lids.

  • I lined her eyes, smudging top and lightly lining bottom with Trish McEvoy Crystal Gray 24hr Eye Shadow & Liner combo.

  • On the corner of Diora's eyes I added black gold liner, just to pop the green and hazel tones of her eyes.

  • I curled her lashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and applied two coats of Laura Mercier Mascara in Black on her bottom and top lashes.

  • I used a clear Paula Dorf eyebrow gel to form the eyebrows after brushing them out. I used a brow brush with Chanel Taupe Liner and brown eyebrow shadow to fill in gaps.

LIPS Cherry lips

  • Since I did a lot of deep blending on Diora's eyes, I chose a Stila Lip Glaze in Merry Merry C4 to bring out the red tones in her auburn hair and peachy skin tones.

  • The color is very light but has a subtle red/orange undertones.

Image courtesy of Funny or Die

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