We love Cobie Smulders. If you haven’t yet seen her in the “Robin Sparkles” music videos from her sitcom How I Met Your Mother, we highly recommend them. Also, did you know that she is engaged to SNL’s Taran Killam? We didn’t, until imdb just told us so right now.
Here she is at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie The Avengers, looking stunning as ever in a backless Donna Karan dress and an Old Hollywood makeup look. Here’s how to get it.
Cobie’s skin looks ultra-natural, with a radiant glow. Mineral foundations contain light-reflective particles that create dewiness and dimension. Try Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation ($26 at Sephora) and top it off with a few sweeps of loose powder across your T-zone, if necessary. On the cheeks, get a rosy glow with a softly shimmering cream blush like Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow in Liquifuschia, ($24 at Beautybar.com).
To get eyes that really pop, you don’t need tons of shadow—you just need to line them well. This diffused smoky eye is easy and versatile. Start by using a small shadow brush to sweep a matte brown shadow (like MAC Eye Shadow in Handwritten, $15 at Maccosmetics.com) across the lid. Next, use a larger shadow brush to blend a neutral matte shadow (like MAC Eye Shadow in Brule, $15 at Maccosmetics.com) into the crease and up toward the brow bone.
Then grab a creamy brown eye pencil like Sue Devitt Defining Eyeliner in Vik ($20 at Suedevitbeauty.com) and gently line the inner rims on both the upper and lower eyelids. For an extra touch of sparkle, top off the neutral look with a bit of a shimmering pale liner, like Sephora Collection Jumbo Waterproof Liner in Taupe ($12 at Sephora). Coat lashes with two coats of mascara (try Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara in Black, $20 at Beauty.com).
Complement a soft, subtle eye look like this with a lipstick that’s natural and soft, too. Try Clinique Different Lipstick in Tenderheart ($15 at Clinique.com).
3. Get Bent
If your hair is chin-length or longer, it’s easy to get soft, face-framing waves like these. If you have natural curl or wave, start by blow-drying. Use a thermal protectant like Blow Pro Body by Blow No Crunch Body Builder ($19.75 at Beautybar.com) to help build volume without stickiness. Then use a large-barrel curling iron to curl one-inch sections of hair. Start with the hair closest to your face and work backward, directing the curl toward the back of your head. After you’ve gone all the way around, finger-comb to separate large curls and set with a finishing spray like Frédéric Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist ($25 at Fekkai.com).