When Teri Hatcher accepted a Golden Globe for her role in Desperate Housewives, she pointed out that most of the stars of the wildly successful show are over 40. Well, if this is what 40 looks like in the 21st century, we'll take it. Hatcher truly sparkled in her silver Donna Karan gown, and not just because she's a winner '- her makeup helped too. Here, her elegantly arched eyebrows and classically lined eyes are the focus, as demystified for us by makeup artist Deborah Grayson.
Step 1: This look is all about the eyes, so begin by curling your lashes. Curled lashes always "open up" the eyes.
Step 2: Make sure your brows have been shaped. Tweeze stray hairs so your arches are accentuated. Lightly fill in any sparse areas of the eyebrows with a soft brow pencil or light brow powder. Apply brow wax to hold hairs in place.
Step 3: Using brown eyeliner, draw a broad line across the circumference of the upper eye just where the lashes meet the rim of the eye. Blend out the line with your pointed eyeliner brush. Now repeat the step for a good strong line.
Step 4: With the same brown pencil, draw a much finer line across the rim of the lower eye, staying as close to the lash line as you can. Remember, the lower line is a more delicate one, so you'll want to use a lighter hand here.
Step 5: Now you're ready for subtle shadowing. Blend muted plum-colored shadow along the arc of the crease of the eyelid and diffuse well using the shadow applicator.
Step 6: Apply two coats of black mascara to the top lashes and one even coat to the bottom lashes.
Step 7: If your skin tends to be dry, lightly pat on some extra eye cream under eyes for added moisture. Next, apply a sheer tinted moisturizer to the entire face, blending lightly and carefully.
Step 8: Using your fingers, blend a creamy blush to the apples of the cheeks and upward over the cheekbones.
Step 9: Finish your look with moist, soft, pretty pink lips. Use a moisturizing lip gloss with enough pink pigment to give you a shine. Deborah recommends skipping lip liner altogether for this look, as it could interfere with the sheer diffused appearance of the lip.
Product name: LORAC Brow Wax
An ingenious combination of tinted color, blended into a wax composition to hold and shape your brows. Available in auburn, blonde and brunette.
Product name:BeComing Defining Moments Eye Liner Pencil in Brown
A velvety smudge-proof and waterproof eyeliner that glides on smoothly. We love the blending sponge attachment.
Product name:M.A.C Eye Shadow in Blackberry
A muted plum-brown matte that's excellent for fair to medium light complexions. It blends easily and is great for setting pencil liner as well.
Product name:Elizabeth Arden Sheer Lights Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in Light
This foundation has such a silky texture because it contains special oil-free moisturizing properties, which allow it to lend a luminous glow without settling into fine lines.
Product name:Paul & Joe Mascara Duo in Noir 01
A great moisture-rich double-ended mascara. While one end lends length, the other adds volume for a long, lean set of lashes.
Product name:Estee Lauder BlushLights Creamy Cheek Color in Berry Light
This creamy, luminous blush contains ingredients that reflect light, so it makes all skin textures glow. It's sheer, which makes it easy to layer. The first layer has just enough pigment to create color.
Product name:Shiseido "The Makeup" Lip Gloss in Bare Berry
The color is just like you've bitten into a fresh piece of summer fruit. This is a nonsticky moisturizing gloss, popular for creating the so-called "kissable pout."