April 21st, 2011
Get the Look: Lauren London’s “Madea’s Big Happy Family” Contoured Makeup
By The Fashion Bomb Staff

Lauren London showed off her gorgeous face at the premiere of Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family wearing a makeup look that doesn’t require a ton of product. The only “color” products you need is a matte eyeshadow 2-3 shades darker than your skin tone, a matte shadow about your 1-2 shades lighter, a shimmery gold highlighter or shadow, liner, and nude gloss. Add a coral blush if you have darker skin.

1. Start with properly cleansed, toned, and moisturized skin. Be sure your brows are groomed. Apply a sheer foundation like Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer or if you need a little more coverage and want to control shine, try Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Mattifying Foundation.

2. Apply an eyeshadow base like MAC Paint or a primer like Urban Decay Primer Potion to ensure shadow stays put.

3. Dust the lighter matte shadow on your brow bone area with an eyeshadow blending brush like MAC #224. Then take the darker matte shade and apply it on the lid and into the crease with a dense blending brush like MAC #217. Line your eyes with a black eye pencil like Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Mat Black (it’s waterproof so will be virtually smudgeproof). Dot the gold highlighter (can be highlighting powder, luminizer, or a gold shimmery eyeshadow) in the inner corners of the eyes.

Apply 2-3 coats of mascara and optionally a pair of lashes like Ardell Fashion Lashes Demi Wispies. Need help applying fake lashes? See Big, Flirty Lashes.

4. Take the darker matte shadow and sweep it in the hollows of the cheeks with a fan or large fluffy brush. Then take the gold highlighter shade and apply it to the apples of the cheeks with a blush brush. If you have darker skin, use a coral blush like Cargo Blush in Key Largo. Gently blend where the two colors meet being careful not to muddy the colors but also making sure there aren’t obvious lines.

5. Apply a nude gloss (find your nude here). Get your makeup to stay put with a few spritzes of Ben Nye Final Seal Matte Makeup Spray.

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12 Responses to “Get the Look: Lauren London’s “Madea’s Big Happy Family” Contoured Makeup”

  1. BOBBIE says:

    Such a beautiful face.

  2. esme says:

    she looks gorgeous. i like her makeup look better then her dress.

  3. N Nicole says:

    I loved this entire look! Thanks for the break down Danielle ;)

  4. Anonymous says:

    She is so adorable!!!

  5. zy says:

    love her makeup! she’s such a pretty girl! the dress was pretty but i swear it needed to be one size bigger for it to really look hot. it was a bit too strained for my liking.

  6. Texigoan says:

    Love this!

  7. KandyH. says:

    She’s so pretty

  8. Ambrose says:

    @Zy, I totally agree with her dress being a bit snug. If it would’ve been a size larger, it would’ve been really nice.

  9. xoxoxo says:

    I love this post, the makeup is very pretty and subtle. And Ms. London looks gorg,
    SN: didnt know she sported tats, with the obvious one, correct me if im wrong….but is it a Hindu or Buddhist symbol?

    ….mwahhh :)

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  12. Gemini says:

    @xoxoxo it is hindu for “peace” hindu/buddhism have similar beliefs. I really love the makeup.

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