How To Get The Look … Catherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones is a raven-haired British beauty who knows what suits her as she always sticks to a simple but elegant look. Whenever we see her at red carpet events she always sticks to the same routine, luminous skin, dark lashes and strong lips. I have created a look that takes all of these influences while toning the look down for a classic day to night make-up.


Make-up by Victoria Penrose Cosmetics


Foundation / Concealer
Flawless and dewy is the goal. Skin must be well moisturised according to your skin type. Apply a liquid foundation mixed with a little shimmer cream such as MAC Strobe Cream to create luminosity. Use a foundation brush to blend foundation for even coverage. Apply concealer to dark circles and imperfections. A good concealer which lasts forever and comes in three colours to mix for your perfect shade is Ariane Poole Concealer Palette. Fix the concealer and foundation with a light dusting of a pressed powder such as MAC Studio Fix. Use especially on lids and undereye areas where creasing can occur.

Dust a brownish rose powder blush with a large brush to outer apples of cheeks. Blend very well.


Cover the lid and crease in a neutral, pinkish beige. Lightly define the socket, outer corner and lower lash line with soft warm brown. I used Clinique`s Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo. To Highlight the brow bone and inner corners of the eye I used MAC Pigment Pots in Vanilla. This is a subtle gold dust that can be used on the face of body and lasts forever. Remember to blend well and sweep over tops of cheekbones for added glamour.

Line the upper lash line with a liquid brown liner. To make it easier to apply try putting three dots with the liner above the lash line and join them up. Keep the line thin and as close to the lashes as possible. To widen and soften the eyeline I used a creamy shimmery brown pencil like Clinique`s Cream Shaper for Eyes. It comes with a built in blender to smudge the colour along the lashes. Get a slightly smokier look by taking the pencil lightly under the lower lashes.

Define brows with a powder that will adjust to suit all hair colours; a fantastic powder that can be used to fill any gaps or create a more defined and polished look is Ariane Poole`s Brow Powder. Use a short angled brow brush for precision. Remember less is more! Try defining only the arch, expanding from there as necessary.
If your brows are dark and full, just make sure they are well-groomed and just add a touch of gel to keep them in place. Clear mascara by Collection 2000 is a cheap alternative that does a fantastic job.

Use two coats of black mascara. Curling your lashes beforehand will create a bright-eyed effect. You may want to separate lashes with a lash comb when mascara dries to maximize the natural look. For extra glamour, add some individual false lashes to the upper lashline at the outer corners.

Line with a neutral rose/beige liner. Apply a coat of a warm rose/neutral lipstick. Blot the lipstick with a tissue and apply a second coat. Repeat the process if you want to be double-sure of its staying power. To freshen the look for the day use a coloured gloss with shimmer like Estee Lauder High Gloss.

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