"When Naomi Campbell started booking me, I knew I'd made it," says makeup artist Christian McCulloch, who got his break during the height of the supermodel era. He's since used his light-handed touch on stars like Naomi Watts and Shailene Woodley. "I want my girls to look chic and polished, not tortured by makeup," he says. That means achieving a glow with masks and face oils instead of layers of foundation. Read on for a few more tricks of his trade—including a genius way to wear blush...
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Christian Louboutin Oeil Velours Velvet Eye Definer & Nars Pro Brush Collection The Small Intensifier
"For soft smoky eyes, I use a pencil along the lash line and blend with a brush. I love this deep plum to go from day to night."
Nars Pro Brush Collection The Small Intensifier, $55; narscosmetics.com.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir, Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, & Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask
"A lot of my clients have reactive skin, so less is more: I start with a mask before moisturizing with a fast-absorbing oil, and I refresh with a mist during the day."
Stila Convertible Color in Petunia
"It's most flattering to apply blush at the very tops of the cheekbones, close to your eyes."