If Monday night’s Met Gala proved anything, it’s that Old Hollywood glamour is a timeless look that people will always go back to. Even stars like Vanessa Hudgens, who has a penchant for trendy, bohemian styles, can appreciate the simplicity of natural glam, as proven by her makeup artist’s latest creation. Allan Avendaño, whose other clientele has included Gigi Hadid, Addison Rae, and Sarah Hyland, recently shared a photo of Hudgens in a gorgeous makeup look that’s essentially the perfect subtle glam.
In the post, Avendaño created a soft smokey eye with fluttery eyelashes and a structured brow. He added a pop of pink blush to the cheeks and a nude lip to keep everything balanced. It’s not exactly clear what occasion the makeup is for, but Hudgens’ 1920s-esque beaded dress and pearl earrings are certainly intriguing clues.
“This look was an ode to Audrey Hepburn but in a more dramatic style,” Avendaño tells TZR in an email. “We smoked out and smudged the outer corners of the eyes with a blackish eyeshadow concentrating the pigment on the lash line and the wing but blurring and smudging it out with a domed pencil brush. We kept the cheeks and lips a soft delicate pink so that the look was focused on the eyes.”
This makeup isn’t overly complicated or revolutionary in any way, but that’s exactly what’s so stunning about it; after all, sometimes simple is better when it comes to makeup. This could easily be used as a bridal makeup look or other formal events, adapted slightly for your preferences. Plus, it would complement a wide variety of skin tones and face shapes.
Luckily, Avendaño also shared exactly what products he used in an Instagram post (including a few from soft glam aficionado, Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist) — so you can recreate this timeless look for yourself.
Ahead, check out the beauty staples responsible for Hudgens’ natural glam makeup — many of which are TZR favorites.
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