Get the look: Halle Berry

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Get the look: Halle BerryComplexion

For normal to oily skins, try Dream Matte Mousse or Dream Nude Airfoam foundation from Maybelline. Smooth onto the entire face, blending well into the jawline and neck. If your skin veers more toward the dry side, opt for Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid instead. All of these foundations contain optical enhancers to make your skin appear even-toned and radiant with minimal product (R160 each). Sweep Almay Wake Up Blush & Highlighter in either Rose or Berry, R140, across the apples of your cheeks in an upward motion. Your complexion should now look glowing, radiant and close to flawless.


Halle’s eye shadow can work with any muted tones – it doesn’t have to be taupes and bronzes as pictured – so you can easily work with what you have to achieve this look. Unlike the smoky eye, it doesn’t have a heavy focus on the outer corner. Apply your accent colour (keep it muted though) in the crease – think navy, plum, bronze or olive green – and blend with a metallic colour towards the lash line. In this case, either pewter or bronze would work, but stay away from heavy gold or silver. Also line the lower lashes with the same metallic colour for a soft, feminine feel. Blend a neutral shade into the rest of the upper lid, and add black mascara to upper and lower lashes as a finishing touch.


Lips are covered in a beautiful glossy nude, and I suspect we’ll be seeing more of that this coming season as nails, shoes and accessories get brighter and bolder. Rumour has it that Halle exfoliates her lips with a soft toothbrush before she goes out to keep them soft and glowing. Nude lips are different for all skin tones, so you’ll have to play around. Hint: If you have a cool undertone (dark skin with blue tones, light skin with a pink undertone), you can pull off true beige nudes, whereas warmer olive/yellow toned skins should opt for nudes with some pink tones. Nude lips to try: Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Nude Shimmer 03, R180, Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick in The Nuder The Better, R55.


For Halle’s texturised slightly-longer-than-average Pixie cut, you need reasonably manageable hair to start with. Blow-dry hair with a small round brush (or rough dry if it’s fairly straight), and then straighten a couple of sections in with a styling iron. Be sure to straighten them in an upward motion, otherwise you’ll end up with a schoolboy ‘do. Also don’t straighten all of it, as you want some natural texture. Shelene Shaer from Tanaz Hair says a product like L’Oreal Density Material Wax Paste, R270 is ideal to shape and mould hair and keep it in place without making it look too ‘done’.

Have you seen Halle Berry and Emma Stone’s cancer awareness video for Revlon?

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Chantelle loves the beauty industry and is a junkie for all things high-tech. A background in skincare therapy and a secret dream of becoming a copywriter steered her in the direction of beauty blogging. To read more of her writing, visit her blog

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  1. Angela Chanel

    I love how her “look” it’s always natural and always similar,she never over does it and embraces her natural features.. effortless & timeless..

    4 years ago •

  1. AndreaM

    She is so flawless. I doubt everyone can pull off her look.

    5 years ago •

  1. mofokeng

    Fabulouse article and great tips to keep!

    6 years ago •

  1. kirsty

    absolutely hallyfabulous. her hair is really awesome, been struggling myself to get that look…will try the tips and see of i can do better. many thanks

    6 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Wow I just love her hair she always looks good

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    not my style but love the products listed

    7 years ago •

  1. Firefly

    I love her look! Always flawless and beautiful

    7 years ago •

  1. Ntombi

    i’m light brown in colour and need to know what can i use to base my face. anyone to help please.

    7 years ago •

  1. Hajira

    This woman never ages, her skin is always flawless.

    7 years ago •

  1. Thobza

    It is difficult to believe Halle’s age, that is because she doesn’t look a day over 30! Blue with envy!!

    7 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    she always looks good, love her look.

    7 years ago •

  1. Hima

    Love the look…. absolutely stunning and flawless….

    7 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Love her! Her skin looks so flawless. She looks amazing for her age

    7 years ago •

  1. Noma

    I love Halle…wish I would age like her… Maybelline have tried and tested. Not bad!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I love this woman!! Love her hairstyle long time!!!

    7 years ago •

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