Youthful, sophisticated glamour was Lea Michele's look at the American Horror Story premiere in Hollywood. The Glee star looked stunning in a navy blue, lace ASOS dress, which offset her blue smoky eyes to perfection. The actress rocked choppy bangs and a braid with her sexy dress, which hairstylist Mark Townsend said inspired the hairstyle. Celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams created Lea's blue smoky eyes, which were also inspired by her dress!
For a healthy, glowing look, Kayleen began by prepping Lea’s skin with Shu Uemura Instant Glow Cream. She then used Cle De Peau Foundation all over the skin, Bobbi Brown Concealer where needed, and Kevyn Aucoin Highlighter in Candlelight. She contoured Lea's cheeks with Nars Blush in Luster, a sheer golden apricot color to give her even more of a glow.
"I wanted to create a smoky eye with a modern twist, using blues," said Kayleen. She began with the lids, applying Dior Eye Shadow in Smoky Navy, then lining Lea's eyes with Chanel Long Lasting Eye Liner in Marine. To make the eyes pop, she applied two coats of Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir, a deep, rich black. To finish, she kept the lips neutral, using Nars Lipstick in Blonde Venus, topped with a bit of Chanel Glossimer in Futile.
Mark began by adding a few drops of Dove Nourishing Oil Care Serum to Lea's damp hair, then blow-dried with a large round brush. Next, he sprayed loads of Sally Hershberger Genius Spray Wax all over and scrunched the hair with his hands to give it a cool, lived-in texture. He then split the hair into two sections, taking a quarter-inch of the hair to the left side and three quarters of the hair to the right and created two braids. He secured the braids with elastics about three inches from the bottom and then pulled the two braids to meet in the center. He wrapped the smaller braid around the larger one and secured with bobby pins. To create texture at the base of the ponytail, he let some pieces fall out of the smaller braid.