Ashley Benson: Byrdie
Photographer: Justin Coit
Makeup: Rachel Goodwin
Hair: Richard Collins
Stylist: Laurie Trott
“Texture is one of the key components to a successful look, whether it’s on the red carpet, an editorial shoot, or in real life,” makeup artist Rachel Goodwin says. “The understanding and knowledge of textures is something we, as artists, bring to the table that most women don’t know about.” So Goodwin turned Benson’s skin matte while adding gloss to her eyes, or made her cheekbones dewy to set off a matte red lip. “That mix is really the key to sophistication.”
Goodwin used Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream ($20) to turn Benson’s eyelids super shiny.
Goodwin used Armani’s Maestro Foundation ($65) to give Benson’s skin a matte finish. “I used Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour ($57) to sculpt her cheeks and used the same shade on her eyelids and underneath the lower lashline.” Benson’s lush lashes are courtesy of Chanel’s magical Le Volume Mascara ($30) and those killer brows? Filled in with Votre Vu’s Arche de Triumph Brow Gel ($30).
Hourglass’ Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28) in Icon is the secret to Benson’s true-red lip.
That thing Goodwin mentioned about texture? This is the perfect example. Benson’s slightly glossy lids and almost shiny brown lip (that’s Hourglass’ Nude Lip Stylo ($30) in #2, by the way) pop against her matte skin. And if you weren’t sure, yes, the brown lip is definitely back.