Makeup Artist Jo Strettell Dishes on Lena Dunham's Golden Globes Look + More!

Loving Lena Dunham's punk rock-meets-fresh faced beauty look at the Golden Globes? Her makeup artist, Jo Strettell, gives us tips and tricks to get it and more!
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Jo Strettell

Jo Strettell. Fab!

BC: Could you provide step by step instructions on the look?

JS: Start by cleaning up the brows. It’s always important to pluck in the necessary places. Then apply just enough moisturizer to make the skin is soft and smooth to the fingertips, which allows the base to smooth to a flawless, light coverage. Conceal areas that need a little extra help and then matte the face with a clean puff. Opt for a loose translucent powder to set the base. For the eyes, curl the lashes, then grab a black kohl pencil. Make sure you line the lash and water line, and then, taking a clean eye shadow brush, smudge the kohl pencil to a soft smoke. Layer coats of mascara to spike the lashes and paint waterproof liquid liner between the lashes to intensify and thicken the roots of the lashes. Afterwards, use a brush blusher under and up over the cheekbones, to sculpt and brighten. Comb and fill in the brows, and then finally, finish the look with a nude, sheer lipstick.

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BC: Any tips on perfecting the look?

JS: Make sure you apply the black kohl liberally. Start by building slowly so you can actually see the build. Remember, it’s always easier to build up then pull back.

BC: What’s your favorite beauty product right now?

JS: One of my favorite beauty products is the Koh Gen Do Mafanishi moisture foundation ($62, kohgendocosmetics.com)! It’s a highly pigmented, light base that has enough coverage for any red carpet look.

Courtney Leiva is a regular BettyConfidential contributor AND is one step away from some serious beauty rehab!


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4 thoughts on “Makeup Artist Jo Strettell Dishes on Lena Dunham's Golden Globes Look + More!

  1. Jo Strettell: I was inspired by Lena’s dress, a rich, dark plum, corseted Zac Posen gown with heavy matte satin off the shoulders and a flowing, weighted skirt. Lena’s boyish haircut and fresh, fair skin was also an inspiration as well.

  2. I was inspired by Lena’s dress, a rich, dark plum, corseted Zac Posen gown with heavy matte satin off the shoulders and a flowing, weighted skirt. Lena’s boyish haircut and fresh, fair skin was also an inspiration as well.

  3. M Shoaib says:

    Lena’s boyish haircut and fresh, fair skin was also an inspiration as well. agree

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