MTV VMA Makeup: Rita Ora

Makeup artist Lucky Smyler created this stunning look for Rita Ora at the MTV VMAs. The inspiration? Sculpted beauty. Here, the how-to, straight from Smyler. 

“The vision was a statuesque sculpted beauty with minimal color. Rita is known for her bright red lips and cat lined eyes, I wanted to capture her features without the distraction of color. There was no eye liner tonight, no color on the eyes, and no color on the cheeks, the goal was to draw attention to her natural beauty.”
I prepped her face with Jurlique Purely Bright Day Moisturizer and doused her face with Caudalie Beauty Elixir. Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX09 was blended all over as her foundation with a beauty blender sponge. The face was then set with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. Finally Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Veil Powder in Candle Light was used in theT-zone as a spotlight effect.
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium was used to create more shape and contour, with a layer of Josie Moran Argan illuminizer on top.
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer was dabbed on before Makeup Forever Eyeshadow in #126 was applied all over the lid with Makeup Forever #164 lightly swept into the crease. Ardell individual lashes were precisely glued on  with a final healthy coat of Dior Show Black Out Mascara. 

Hourglass Lip Treatment Oil prepared the lips for three healthy coats of Tom Ford Lipstick in Blush Nude straight from the tube.

What do you think of Rita Ora’s MTV VMA 2013 makeup? Yay or nay?

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