Get Leighton’s Marie Claire cover beauty

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Don’t we all wish we could look as if we’ve just graced the cover of a glossy magazine? And if we could all look like Leighton Meester on the cover of Marie Claire’s July issue, bonus!

Rosy cheeks, flawless complexion, and sexy wind-blown hair (no wayward strains getting stuck in her lip gloss) – here are a few tips worth trying to get her look.

Get Leighton's Marie Claire cover beauty

Flawless skin

To get Leighton’s perfectly primed flawless complexion, apply a primer onto your skin before applying your foundation. Try Inglot Under Make-Up Base, R219. It will foundation glide onto your skin, with longer lasting effects.

Rosy cheeks

When it comes to applying blusher, you don’t want to look like a clown – less is more. You can always layer if you are not happy with the first bit of colour. To create this flushed look try a lightweight powder blush like Clarins Blush Prodige Cheek Colour, R360. It will add soft colour and luminosity to your cheeks.

Groomed eyebrows

Perfectly groomed eyebrows will make a world of difference to your face. If they are in need of some shaping visit your beautician or tweeze them yourself (BUT ONLY if you know what you’re doing). If you have the opposite, and are in need of some filling, use an eye pencil or shadow that’s one shade lighter than your hair colour to fill in your brows, using upward strokes.

Conceal and illuminate

To make your eyes and nose and all those other appendages that cause shadows stand out, apply concealer or use illuminating pen on those areas. YSL Touche Éclat, R445, is great for this and is handy to pop into your bag for touch ups.

Subtle yet defined eyes

Line your eye with a gel or pencil eyeliner for definition. Try MAC’s Eye Kohl Teddy liner, R155. Shade in your entire lid area with a brown shadow, and then make use of a lighter shade to illuminate the rest of the eye area. Add some volumising mascara to create Meester’s sultry look.

Glossy lips with a hint of colour

To finish off Leighton’s look sweep some nude lip gloss over with reflecting pigments. Try Catrice in Juri is Gagarin.


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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Hess

    Still looking for the right shape for my brows!

    6 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    I really need to get my eyebrows groomed professionally, for a change.

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Leighton as usual is looking lovely and might try the Catrice lip gloss

    7 years ago •

  1. McConney

    Love this issue of Marie Claire and Leighton looks naturally gorgeous.

    7 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Great article,she looks stunning,nude lip gloss always does the trick

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    No one will be Gossiping about her looks!

    7 years ago •

  1. joubert

    She’s a stunning looking girl, just think if you follow your skincare routine you can always look good, and i thing a definite no no, is to go to bed with make up.

    7 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    BLAIR from Gossip Girls hehe. Love her look

    7 years ago •

  1. Charles

    Beautiful, natural look! It suits her.

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    She always looks natural and beautiful! Her look is something a lot of us would like.

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    She’s so pretty! Ilike her hair!
    Lov her brows!
    Love her!

    7 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    Thanks for the Tips, I love a flawless Skins and I prefer a natural look.

    7 years ago •

  1. Le Noir Pearl

    This look is gonna break the bank! Hope its worth it Divas

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    Great article I live by all this when I do my makeup :)

    7 years ago •

  1. Botes

    She is such a stunning girl!!!! Love her look…..thanx for the tips.

    7 years ago •

  1. Anita

    I absolutely adore Leighton, she always looks fabulous. Thanks for the tips

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I love Leighton. She always looks flawless on Gossip Girl. :)

    7 years ago •

  1. deborah-jane

    Great article, I love the natural look and Leighton always looks natural and never over the top. I rate her look a A+

    7 years ago •

  1. Lorraine

    Great tips for looking more beautiful.

    7 years ago •

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