The brilliant Rachel Weisz switched from modeling to acting at age 15. As a college student at the University of Cambridge, she cofounded a theater group for which she cowrote, codirected and costarred in the productions. Well known for her roles in British television and films, she broke through in America for performances in The Mummy and About a Boy. This year she won a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in The Constant Gardener and was nominated for an Oscar. Here she is in a medley of rose and mauve. Makeup artist Deborah Grayson tells us how to get Rachel's luminous look.
Step 1: Line the entire outer rims of your upper and lower lash lines with a purple-brown eyeliner pencil.
Step 2: Using a matte plum eye shadow pencil, draw a generous line across the bone just above the crease of your eyes, and extend the line past the outer edges of your eye.
Step 3: Using short, careful strokes with a foam-tipped "smudger" brush, blend the line you made in step 2 to give it a hazier effect.
Step 4: To give dimension and a soft halo effect to your eyes, use a shadow fluff brush to layer a sheer, pearl-textured lavender powder eye shadow directly over the smudged line you made in step 3.
Step 5: Apply two coats of dark brown mascara to your upper lashes and one coat to your lower lashes.
Step 6: Apply a neutral-colored, tinted moisturizer. Place a pea-sized dab on your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin '- and if you're wearing something low cut like Rachel, apply the moisturizer to your neck, décolletage and shoulders, too. Blend lightly with your fingertips.
Step 7: Using a concealer brush, apply a creamy, highlighting concealer to the outer corners of your eyes and right under your brow arches.
Step 8: To get what Grayson calls that "fluid and generous wash of cheek color," use your fingertips to apply cream blush in a fleshy mauve to the apples of your cheeks, over your cheekbones and right up to your eyes. Blend upward from the apple of your cheeks, making small semicircles with your fingers.
Step 9: Using a tapered lip brush, apply a layer of translucent rosy-mauve lip gloss.
Sephora Jumbo Eye Pencil in Purple
These crayon-size shadow pencils by Sephora create big, fat, delicious lines.
Sephora All Over Color Palette in Shades of Purple Eye shadow
This is an entire palette of rosy plums you can easily blend together or use singularly.
Smashbox Double-Ended Smudger Brush #20
This is an ingenious, double-ended tool great for achieving the ultimate smudge! It has a thick foam tip on one side and fluffy brush on the other.
Becca Creme Blush in Wild Orchid
This cream blush gives a natural, pretty and moist wash of color, and it's super easy to blend.
Dior Addict Plastic Gloss in Edgy Rosewood 674
Like haute couture for your lips, this is a sexy, slick gloss in an absolutely gorgeous color.
Clinique Moisture Sheer Tint SPF 15
This superlight tint gives a pearly, smooth look to the skin.