Be inspired by the Homeland star’s porcelain skin and subtle, classically accentuated eyes and create a winning look for the office party or family reunion!

Smooth an illuminating foundation over the skin. Use clean fingers or a foundation brush and carefully work in the product to get the lightest, most refined result possible. Cover any spots with a concealer in the same shade as your base. For a wide-awake look (everyday magic!), dot concealer in a slightly lighter shade at the inner and outer corners of your eyes and above the lids.


Use a medium-sized powder brush and set the base by sweeping a light layer of translucent powder across your forehead, bridge of your nose, chin, eyelids, and the sides of your cheeks. Dip a smaller, soft blush brush into a shimmery pale pink blush (brush off the excess on the back of your hand) and apply with a light, circular motion to the apples of your cheeks. For the ultimate porcelain skin: dip a clean finger into a light-reflecting powder and stroke it along your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.


Sweep a shimmery shadow in pale grey, dove blue, or silver grey across your lids, preferably with a small, soft, round eye shadow brush. Widen your eyes by dotting a light-reflecting powder at the inner corner of your lids. Use a dark grey or black liner pen to line inside your lower lashes. To further accentuate the eyes, line your upper lids in black along the lashline. Keep the modern feel by skipping the cat’s-eye and lining only to the end of the lid.


Curl your lashes in three squeezes (inside corner, middle and outside corner at the lashline). Apply black lengthening and separating mascara to the upper and lower lashes. Paint your lips with hydrating lipstick in deliciously fruity raspberry pink or strawberry red. For a true Red Carpet finish, complete the look with sheer lip gloss.



Match the makeup with a hairstyle that feels natural but still styled. Work a volumising mousse into the roots and blow dry at medium heat, brushing the strands as you go for a beautiful finish. Finally, rub a few drops of gloss serum into the palms of your hands and smooth through your hair from roots to ends. Apply hair spray to hold the style.

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