Learn How to Get Cameron Diaz’s California Girl Makeup with this Celebrity Makeup How To!
When I think of Cameron Diaz’s makeup look, words like pretty, flirty, fresh, and youthful come to mind. She dazzles us with their chic appearance every time we see her on the red carpet and is the quintessential California girl. Cameron’s fresh and flirty makeup style is quite easy to mimic with the right products and techniques.
CAMERON DIAZ CALIFORNIA GIRL MAKEUP
CAMERON DIAZ MAKEUP: Skin
Step 1: The most important part of this look is the skin. So, your first step is to make sure your skin looks as perfect as possible! My trick to perfect skin in snap = self tanner. A little color on your face always makes a huge difference and using a gentle self tanner, like Two Faced Tanning Bed in a Tub, instead of the sun or a tanning booth with save your precious skin in the long run!
Now although a bit of a tan is helpful, make sure you are still taking good care of your skin on a daily basis. Use a natural oil-free cleanser, such as Glytone Step Up Mild Gel Wash and a moisturizer, like AFA Oil-Free Moisturizer, day and night and especially under makeup to prime your skin.
Step 2:Immediately after you moisturize, apply a light even coat of a sheer coverage liquid foundation, such as Joey New York Pure Pores Foundation, all over the face to even out the skin. Wait about 60 seconds for your skin to dry and then dust a sheer cover of powder, like Nars Powder Foundation, on top with a big fluffy natural hair brush, such as Cover FX 190 Powder Foundation Buffing Brush. This will smooth and mattify the skin.
For the cheeks, a powder bronzer is really the only color you need. However, if you are fair and feel you need something a little brighter, apply a soft peachy pink blush just to highlight the cheekbones. Try Nars Highlighting Bronzer/Blush Duo.
Step 1: Keep the eye shadow to a minimum as well. Use only neutral colors, like MAC Cosmetics eye shadows in Grain, Sable, and Era. Black eyeliner around the inside of the eye gives Cameron’s natural look a super sexy appeal. Use a soft kohl pencil liner like Benefit Kohl Liner in Black, and gently trace around the entire inside edges of your eye.
Don’t forget to curl your lashes and apply a coat or two of lengthening mascara, like Smashbox Bionic Mascara in jet black, making sure to evenly separate the lashes (this is not the time for tarantula lashes!) This technique will really open the eyes without looking like you have a ton of makeup on.
Step 2: For the eyebrows, pay special attention to evening out and arching your brow. A nice natural arched brow is definitely what you are going for. Use a soft brow pencil, like Benefit Cosmetics Instant Brow Pencil, in a neutral color that is close to your hair color. Then comb a clear gel through your brows to set them.
Lastly, apply a sheer peachy lip gloss, like Stila Lip Glaze in Starfruit, to make your lips look luscious like Cameron’s. You want to avoid anything too shimmery or flat since we want the lips to stand out, but not overpower the eyes. And voila! You’re almost Cameron Diaz. Now all you need is a mansion in the hills and a Toyota Prius Hybrid. Simple!
Article Written By: Jenny Karl; Jenny Karl is a Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist in Los Angeles. Jenny always wanted to be a shrink, so now she prides herself in giving the best beauty advice she can give! She is also major product junkie and absolutely loves to make people beautiful.