Meg Ryan's Makeup - Celebrity Get the Look - iVillage Beauty Makeup

Meg Ryan is an utterly compelling combination of tomboy meets ingenue. She has the ability to look as sexy in jeans and a T-shirt as she does in a slinky dress and heels. Whichever side of her personality she indulges, she always looks fresh-faced and glowing. If you'd like to get Meg's radiant look, follow these simple steps from Annesley Broadhead, national trainer for CARGO cosmetics.

STEP 1 Prepare your face for makeup by applying light moisturizer, eye cream and lip conditioner. Using your fingers, dab a small amount of concealer to the inner corners of the eyes, underneath and very lightly on the lids. Blend using your fingertips.

STEP 2 Meg’s look is very sheer and dewy, so use a minimum of foundation to even and balance the skin. Begin by dotting small amounts of liquid foundation on the forehead, chin, cheeks and nose. Blend well using your fingers. Follow this with a light dusting of loose powder on the t-zone and cheeks.

STEP 3 Use a blush brush to dot soft pink powder blush on the apples of the cheek. Blend in a circular, upward motion following the cheekbone. Blending in this way prevents streaking and gives a more natural appearance.

STEP 4 Using a brow brush and tiny brush strokes, softly define the brows by applying a light taupe shadow, focusing the color on areas where brows are scant. With a flat blending brush, cover each eyelid from the lash line to just under the eyebrow with cream-colored eye shadow. This acts as a base for additional color and also helps brighten the eyes.

STEP 5 Use a smaller crease brush to apply a shimmering brown-rose shadow to the lid, blending softly up and into the crease. Lightly apply a dark chocolate brown shadow to the outer corners only, blending up and out. Working with the same color, wet an eye- liner brush and line both the top and bottom lashes with this shadow. Curl your eyelashes and apply two coats of black or brown mascara, depending on your hair color. Before applying mascara, Annesley suggests using a tissue to remove any excess from the wand. This prevents clumping and leaves you with perfectly separated and stained lashes.

STEP 6 Line the lips with neutral lip liner. For the most natural lip line, be sure to use light feathery strokes to draw the lip, rather than one hard, continuous line. Apply a taupe-rose lipstick using a lip brush. The brush will help you get a more precise look and prevent you from applying too much color. Concentrating on the center of the upper and lower lips, use your brush to apply a light coat of soft pink gloss.

STEP 7 For Meg’s glamorous glow, finish this look by applying a small amount of a cream shimmer highlighter to the area directly under the eyebrow and along the top of the cheekbone.

Recommended Product List

CARGO Concealer
Use this creamy concealer to brighten the eye area or cover any trouble spots. This product can be used on its own or mixed with moisturizer for lighter coverage.
Price: $16
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO Liquid Foundation
CARGO Liquid Foundation is the perfect choice for dewy soft looks like this one. Its oil-free, sheer finish works well with all skin types.
Price: $22
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO Loose Powder
A light dusting of this powder keeps your makeup looking great. Annesley loves the neutral color of #2, which reduces redness and works with a variety of skin tones.
Price: $22
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

With this blush, bigger is better! Packaged in oversized tins, these sheer creamy powders glide on easily for fresh natural color. Try the soft pink of Catalina for this look.
Price: $19
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO #11 Angled Brow Brush
Use this stiff nylon brush to groom brows and add color at the same time.
Price: $12
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO Eye Shadow
These versatile eyeshadows go on sheer, allowing you to build color until you reach the desired intensity. Annesley used Windsor as the base shadow, Martinique on the lid and Cocoa Beach in the corners and as the liner.
Price: $14
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO #8 Jumbo Fluff Brush
This big fluffy brush is the perfect choice for applying all-over color to the lids or to soften and blend shadow.
Price: $28
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO #7 Mini Crease Brush
The thick, pointed shape of this brush makes applying eyeshadow in the crease a breeze.
Price: $28
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO #5 Medium Fluff Brush
This smaller precision brush can be used anywhere on the eyes; in this case, it’s great for applying the darker shadow to the outer corners of the eyes.
Price: $28
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO #10 Small Angled Liner
Whether you decide to use this brush wet or dry, it will help you achieve perfectly lined eyes every time.
Price: $18
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO Mascara
This professional-formula mascara dries quickly on the lashes and doesn’t smear, smudge or flake. (Don’t forget Annesley’s trick of wiping excess mascara off the wand before applying.)
Price: $15
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO Lip Pencil
The CARGO Lip Pencil has a smooth creamy consistency that makes lining your lips a snap. For a soft natural look, Annesely recommends Coffee.
Price: $13
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO Celebrity Artist Lipstick
Every time one of these lipsticks, designed by celebrity makeup artists, is sold, CARGO donates $2 to the Children’s Miracle Network. Annesley recommends the warm rose of Satori, created by Christina Bartolucci, head makeup artist for “Felicity.”
Price: $15
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO Lip Gloss Duos
If you love gloss, you’ll flip over this product. Inside each jumbo tin is not one, but two complementary colors of sheer, sexy shine. As a finishing touch for lips, Annesley uses the fresh colors of Bora Bora. To condition your lips, try Over/Under, which contains lip treatment on one side and clear gloss on the other.
Price: $15
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

CARGO ColorTube
Inside each of these tubes is creamy color that can be used as blush or to highlight the skin. For Meg’s radiant look, Annesley chose Champagne.
Price: $24
Available: Nordstrom, (800) 7-BEAUTY

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