Heidi Klum's Makeup

German-born supermodel Heidi Klum also appears to be a superwoman. Newly married to pop star Seal and mom to two young children, Heidi still manages a career that includes a hefty modeling contract with Victoria's Secret and hosting the popular reality show Project Runway. She also continues to design footwear collections for Birkenstock and that's in addition to her signature line of fine jewelry for Mouawad! Meanwhile, we hardly need to remind you that Heidi always looks gorgeous. Here, her lovely skin is complemented by a mostly matte palette of subtle peaches with just a hint of pearl-like sheen around the eyes. Makeup artist Deborah Grayson tells us how to replicate this delectably peachy look.

Step 1: Prep skin with a good exfoliating mask to remove any flakes and dry patches; this way you'll uncover a silky, smoother complexion the ideal "canvas" for makeup.

Step 2: Apply a light oil-free moisturizing lotion to the entire face.

Step 3: With a finely pointed liner brush, apply a pearly white cream eye shadow to the inner corners of the eyes, directly above the rim of the upper and lower lash line.

Step 4: Heidi's upper lash line is defined at the outer corners with a medium-brown pencil eyeliner. To replicate that same fine line, make sure your pencil is very sharp and just use the tip to sketch along the lash line from the center of the eyelid and outward.

Step 5: Use your fingertip to apply a sheer peach cream eye shadow to the crease of the eyes and blend softly with the pad of your finger to diffuse. 

Step 6: Apply deep brown curling mascara to the upper and lower lashes. You can give a second or even third coat to the upper lashes for a lusher look, but be sure to swipe your mascara wand with a dry tissue between applications so the mascara doesn't get chunky or goopy.

Step 7: To subtly define the brows, use an eyebrow powder that's a shade lighter than your natural hair color. If you're blonde like Heidi, apply a soft golden blonde powder with a hard-bristled angled brush, moving from the roots of the brows to the ends in short, quick strokes.

Step 8: Moisten a cotton swab with a drop of makeup remover to clean up any shadow or mascara that may have drifted down to the cheeks or settled under the eyes.

Step 9: Blend equal amounts of eye cream and cream concealer (think pea size) into the palm of your hand, then, using your fingertips, lightly pat the mixture under your eyes. This will keep the fragile area under the eyes emollient and plump looking while obscuring any dark shadows. 

Step 10: Use your fingers to apply a sheer, matte-textured liquid foundation. Start at the center of the face and apply conservatively in a dappling-style motion to the nose, cheeks and chin, blending foundation downward so as not to underscore any facial hairs. 

Step 11: Next, use a small round-headed shadow brush to apply translucent powder. "The shiniest areas are typically the forehead, chin and nose, especially the sides of the nose around the nostrils," Grayson says. "A small-headed powder brush is excellent for directing powder exactly where you need it."

Step 12: Apply a peachy powder blush to the cheekbones with a full circular blush brush. Try smiling so your cheekbones "pop," and lightly brush upward where the bones of the cheeks appear most prominent.  

Step 13: Next, dip the same circular brush back into the translucent face powder and, in the same direction you applied your blush, apply a layer of face powder directly over it. This will soften the edges and give cheeks a more fluid, natural look.   

Step 14: Finish with a creamy, moisturizing peach lip gloss. Grayson recommends a gloss that has its own attached brush so you don't have to reach for an extra tool to apply the gloss.

Recommended Products

Pixie Lip Booster in Trixie A healthy-looking peach-toned gloss with its own brush attached.  The formula was created expressly for dry, sensitive lips, and we found it especially moist. 
 Price: $18

Cargo Beach Blush in Coral Beach
This powder blush gives a wonderful peachy glowing flush to the cheeks.
Price: $26

Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup
Oil-free, sheer yet matte coverage with a fancy "micro-mirrored" feature, which seems to lightly blur the surface of the skin, making it appear velvety.
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Stila #5 All Over Shadow Brush
This brush has a tapered head with soft graduated bristles, which makes applying and blending in small areas of the face (such as around the eyes and nose) really efficient.
Price: $22

Shu Uemura Matte Face Powder 
A wonderful translucent loose powder, famous for its "soft focus" effect and for leaving skin shine free.
Price: $32

MAC 187 Stippling Brush
This brush is soft and full, but not <em>too</em> full, making it excellent for the light application of powder and blush.
Price: $42

Murad Exfoliating Fruit Enzyme Mask
A wonderful gentle exfoliating mask containing papaya fruit, pineapple juice and ginkgo biloba, meant to be used for15 minutes once or twice a week.
Price: $30
Available Murad.com

Lancome Photogenic Skin-Illuminating Concealer SPF 15
What's special about this concealer besides its "light perfecting" qualities is that it contains a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen while remaining supercreamy and blendable. It also has ginseng, ginkgo and vitamin C.
Price: $24.50
Available Lancome-USA.com

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