Get the Look: Naya Rivera

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Naya RiveraStar of the hit television show Glee, actress Naya Rivera, turns heads with this smouldering look. Learn how to perfect her on-trend smokey eye, picture perfect complexion and matte lip with these easy steps.

Complexion:
In order to achieve this look, a flawless complexion is vital. Prepare your skin with a primer such as Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, R340, and follow with foundation. When selecting your foundation, opt for a long lasting formula with medium coverage and minimal shine such as Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, R445.

Once you have applied your foundation, use a good quality concealer to hide any dark spots and dark rings underneath your eyes. Almay Line Smoothing Concealer, R145, offers a lightweight formula for long-wearing invisible coverage. Lastly, use a bronzer such as The Body Shop Baked-to-Last Bronzer, R170, on your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and around your hairline. For an added glow, use a highlighter above your cheekbones, on your brow bones and on the bow of your top lip.

Eyes:
Before applying your eye make-up, ensure that your brows are groomed to perfection. Get them in top shape by using an eyebrow pencil such as Max Factor Eyebrow Pencil, R89.90, to fill in any thin areas or gaps. Create Naya’s smokey eye using a brown eye shadow palette with a touch of shimmer. We like Revlon Customeyes Shadow in Naturally Glamorous, R179. For extra volume, apply a pair of false lashes like Katie Perry Oh Honey lashes, R79.95. Line your eyelid with a liquid liner like MAC Fluidline Blitz & Glitz, R175, and apply a kohl liner to the inside of the lower lash line. For a defined line, use Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Brown, R99.95. Finish off by applying mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

Lips:
As the eye area is the focus point of this look, a light matte lipstick such as Essence Lipstick in Frosted, R29.99, will complete the look without drawing attention away from the eyes.

Hair:
To recreate Naya’s sleek pulled-back ponytail, treat hair to a shining serum such as Kair Herbal Extra Strength Silicone Serum, R42.99, to smooth hair and create a healthy shine. Brush your hair back into a medium to high ponytail and secure with an elastic band. For a neat finish, wrap a strand of hair around the elastic to conceal it and secure with a pin.

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Emily studied make-up and loves all things beauty related. When she is not reading up on the latest make-up trends, she can be found baking cupcakes, scouring Pinterest for beautiful images and dreaming of her next European adventure.
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  1. steenkamp

    Love the smokey eye and eyelashes.

    4 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi Caroline
    If you’re looking for a more affordable primer, why not try one from Revlon? They have a couple of different products available and they start at R189.

    4 years ago •

  1. StephanieM

    She is a natural beauty. I love the full brow and glowing skin…

    4 years ago •

  1. Caroline-a

    Any other good primer that’s more affordable?

    4 years ago •

  1. Motata

    I love this girl. So pretty. Thanks for the article. :-)

    5 years ago •

  1. Lira

    Beautiful eyes = Beautiful you :)
    Perfect finish = Spotlight !
    Thanks 4 the article

    5 years ago •

  1. Whits

    Absolutley Gorgeous! nothing beats a glowing skin and smokey dark eyes! loks healthy and well put togtehr, stunning

    5 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    She looks amazing! Love her glowing skin

    5 years ago •

  1. Ruweida

    I love this look especially the smokey eyes !!

    5 years ago •

  1. Pluke

    I’m a huge lover of the Smokey Eye – Nude Lip Combo! Super Sexy!

    5 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    This woman is absolutely gorgeous. Would love to recreate this look! Thanks for the great article.

    5 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    She does look amazing with a great glow

    5 years ago •

  1. KimScullard

    I have worn the Katy Perry Lashes in “Oh Honey” for a night out and I definitely recommend them for a a glamorous but more natural look- they are not too long and perfect for women with a slightly hooded eye. They instantly glam up any simple eye look.

    Alternatively, the individual false lashes by Ardell are easy and quick to apply with the Ardell Glue or Duo Lash Adhesive (available from Mac or Inglot Stores)

    5 years ago •

  1. du Plessis

    I love this look and will definitely try it out this weekend.

    5 years ago •

  1. TJK

    What a lovely look – just don’t go overboard with the bronzer!

    5 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi Cindy

    Concealer is there for two reasons: to hide blemishes and imperfections, and to illuminate dark spots or circles. If you don’t have either of these concerns, then concealer isn’t necessary :)

    5 years ago •

  1. CindyBotha

    Is a concealer neccesary when putting foundation on? She looks beautiful so this must work !!

    5 years ago •

  1. Nettie

    love this look i want to try it out as well

    5 years ago •

  1. StephanieM

    I really appreciate that all of the products to replicate this look are listed…:) love the fresh and Goddess like complexion.

    5 years ago •

  1. Yvette76

    Love this look, will be trying it out soon.

    5 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    She looks stunning! Need to try this look. Her skin looks amazing!

    5 years ago •

  1. Khalisi

    Love her lips!!! need to get that lipstick!

    5 years ago •

  1. Funindawo

    i love this look, wow babe you beautiful…perfect

    5 years ago •

  1. Miss Tee

    Am so going to try this look already have some of the products

    5 years ago •

  1. Hess

    Her eyes are stunning, like her brows!

    5 years ago •

  1. JADE

    i love this look so natural yet so classy – sometimes going natural & sleek works best and she looks gorgeous

    5 years ago •

  1. Nadia Lucas

    Loving the pulled back ponytail. But why do i always feel stupid when wearing it so?

    5 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    I like her make up, very nicely done.

    5 years ago •

  1. Lauren

    Gorgeous! She makes it look almost effortless.

    5 years ago •

  1. jackys

    Love that the prices are added. The products are not expensive. thanks for the tips.

    5 years ago •

  1. Ladyconfused

    I am way to pale to pull this look off, but if you have the complextion it looks stunning!

    5 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Her skin colour is just amazing.

    5 years ago •

  1. Lah

    LOOOOOOVE Naya! She is gorgeous! Stunning earrings!

    5 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    I live this look and it suits my complexion. Mix it up a little by using the curling technique on my hair

    5 years ago •

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