Get Gabrielle’s Look for Less
How to get the Flash Forward star’s look for less.
Gabrielle Union was radiant at the 41st NAACP image awards in a shimmering white dress, but it was her makeup – flawlessly glowing skin with a lightly smoldering eye – that outshone even her sparkling white dress. Here are some of Gabby’s favorite products, and how to get her look, for less!
Gabrielle’s makeup artist, Fiona Stiles, often uses Estee Lauder’s Individualist foundation in “Cognac” on the bronze beauty. The shade is discontinued, but desperate beauty addicts can locate it online for around $45. For a more available foundation fix, try Clinique’s $23 Perfectly Real Makeup – in 52 subtle shades, you’re sure to find your true match.
2. Eye Shadow
Another fave of Gabrielle’s is Josie Maran’s all natural $20 eye shadows. At $20 a shade, these eco-friendly palettes are worth every penny (even the packaging is biodegradable!). Try on “Pewter” for a silvery shimmer similar to Gabby’s.
Gabby’s rosy aura may emanate from inside, but her glow gets a little boost from NARS Cosmetic’s blush in “Lovejoy.” This cult fave will run you about $26, but for $9.99, L’Oreal’s Super Blendable Blush provides the same flawless effect.
The Bad Boys II star perfects her pout with Lancome’s La Laque Fever. You can find this ultra-shiny gloss at high-end stores like Bergdorf Goodman for $25. We also love Maybelline’s Shine Sensational lip gloss, and at just $5.19, find the price of beauty a bit more palatable.
This doe-eyed beauty ups the ante even more with false lashes from the celled go-to lash-master Shu Uemera. Their styles can cost up to $22, but you can get this beautiful effect for your big night from M.A.C for just $13!
Rebecca Daly is a freelance stylist and fashion editor in New York City. She has worked for publications like InStyle and People, and styled for TV shows including The Today Show and E! News.