Get the Look - Sophie Okonedo - Makeup

British beauty Sophie Okonedo has performed onstage with the Royal Shakespeare Company and had numerous roles in television and movies. But it was her exceptional performance as Tatiana, wife of hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina, in the film Hotel Rwanda, that is proving to be her breakout role. In her courageous performance, for which she was nominated for an Oscar, she says she spent most of her time crying. That may be, but what lingers in the mind is her magnificent smile. We asked makeup artist Deborah Grayson how to get this glimmering red-carpet look.

Step 1: Start by defining your eyebrow arches with a chocolate-brown eyebrow shadow. Carefully follow the natural curve of your brows, and amplify a bit at the highest part of your arch.

Step 2: Apply an apricot-champagne-colored powder eye shadow to the entire eyelid and under your brow.

Step 3: Use a dark brown eye liner pencil along the lower lash lines of both the upper and lower eyes.

Step 4: Curl your lashes. Use black lengthening mascara and apply generously to the upper eyelashes, then wipe the mascara wand with a clean tissue so there's only a minuscule bit on the brush, and add the slightest bit to the lower lashes. You may also want to add individual false lashes. You'll need just five or six lashes for each eye. After you apply them, repeat the mascara application.

Step 5: Use oil-free amber-brown foundation and apply evenly, paying special attention to any areas of the face that may be unevenly pigmented.

Step 6: Use a slightly lighter oil-free concealer underneath the eyes to highlight and to diminish any dark circles. Blend the concealer outward and down, until it's almost invisible.

Step 7: Apply a ruby-coral-toned powder blush just to the cheekbones, and diffuse with translucent powder.

Step 8: Apply a warm-toned russet lip gloss to the lips.

Step 9: Set with a translucent blotting powder.

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