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Beauty & Style File: Get the Look of the GLEE Cast

Love the show Glee? Take a look at the products we recommend to recreate their look, and let us know your favorite character!

Dianna Agron as Quinn Gabray
As any cheerleader knows, the hair in a ponytail is a must.  Dianna Agron’s hair is pulled back tightly and the ends are curled ensuring the hair is bouncy when recovering from a cartwheel.  Dianna’s look is natural but still eye catching because her choice of colors bring out her features.  To get Dianna’s look, start with a clean face, and add moisturizer.  I like to start with the eyes and since Dianna has hazel eyes, she using colors in the purple family.
Try MAC eye shadows in Yogurt and Haux, first applying Yogurt on the lid.  Next apply Haux in the crease, concentrating on the outer corner.  Lightly sweep the residue on the brush along the lower lash line and last for eyes is mascara.
Next step is the skin, I recommend trying Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer to even out the skin tone. Finalize the look with a pop of blush and Lip Lacquer in Baby.
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester
Jane Lynch’s character in Glee is ruthless and enjoys power – this intense stare kind of scares me but her make-up is amazing.  Jane Lynch has both bold eyes and bold lips, while still keeping it daytime.  Since Jane Lynch has more mature skin I would
first focus on skincare using a cream that will hydrate the skin. Mature skin is likely to be dry and more prone to wrinkles; a moisturizing cream with help plump up the skin. We recommend the Olay Total Effects Cream.
Moving on to Jane’s eyes: a great product that can take you from daytime to nighttime is Givenchy’s eyeshadow quad in Purple Show. Eyeshadow is concentrated in the crease and on the lower lash line.
The next step is to build those lashes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dior Show. When building lashes, be sure not to pump the mascara too much because this dries out the mascara.  Finish the look by applying your foundation, Laura Mercier blush in Violet Orchid and Nars’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned.

Lea Michele as Rachel Berry
The brown haired / brown eyed beauty on the show has the most natural look of all the girls.  She has a flawless olive complexion; skin is our best asset and we must take care of it! Begin by moisturizing your skin, I use Purpose, an oil-free moisturizer.
Using a Beautyblender, I would use a light-weight foundation that has an all day staying power. A suggestion that I could make is pick a foundation that works with your skin type.
If you have oily skin you do not want to use a cream foundation.  Once your foundation is laid down, apply a powder to help set it.  Now that the skin is evened out, it is time to start applying the layers back (not layers of make-up).
Bronze up the skin and it is time for blush; we recommend Illamasqua’s blush in Katie.  Lea has long luscious lashes and you can too.  A wonderful idea is using a lash primer before putting on mascara; L’Oreal has a two in one called Volume Shocker.

Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones

A songstress and costume designer, Amber Riley character’s creativity shows through her make-up being one of the women using darker colors.  Dark colors sometimes blend into the skin tone so be careful with your choice of colors.
I especially love using contrasting colors on the eyes, which helps the colors stand out. Amber’s character seems to agree with this theory as well focusing on her eyes. Amber starts by applying a gold toned color on the lid of her eyes, try Smashbox in 24K using a MAC 252 brush.  Use a hunter green to compliment the gold, a gorgeous color is Nars Night Porter.
Apply a foundation to the whole face, then applying MAC Format blush to accentuate the cheekbones.  Pucker up with Laura Mercier Brownberry.
Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina Cohen-Chang
The shy girl who used to fake a speech impediment, chooses to express herself through her make-up and hair. Raven locks streaked with blue definitely makes a statement.  I find Jenna Ushkowitz’s look fun and the drama slightly resembles Amber Riley.
Since Jenna’s skin tone is lighter than Amber’s skin tone, Jenna’s make-up is more predominant.  Jenna plays up her almond shaped eyes using colors in the Hourglass duo, Dune.  Using a lighter color on the inner lid and a darker color on the outer lid, helps to create a crease.
Create an even complexion using Make Up For Ever Face and Body.  Jenna has amazing cheekbones and adds to them by using a pink blush.  Glossy lips and you are done.
Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez

Naya’s look is flirty just like her character Santana Lopez.  Naya’s medium olive complexion is best complimented with bronze and coral colors – applied to this complexion the colors are captivating, capturing the eyes of your latest prey.
The best way to get her look is to use MAC’s All That Glitters applied to the lid, lash line and the crease.  Use a fluffy brush to brush off excess shadow.  Next step is the crease of the eyes, apply a bronze color not taking the crease up too far.
Keeping in the brown-toned family, use a coral color to the cheeks; we recommend Nars blush in Torrid.  Finally,  touch up the lips using Bobbi Brown’s Salmon Lip Color.
Heather Morris as Brittany Pierce

Quirky and entertaining, Heather Morris chooses a look that is low-key and fun with metal-like pinks.  Heather Morris has a natural look but adds a bit more drama with a liquid black line on the upper lash line.  To intensify the shimmer in the eyeshadow,
add a primer to the lids before applying the eyeshadow.
Once the primer is applied, the shadow can immediately follow; we love Bobbi Brown’s eyeshadow in Pink Pearl Metallic. Even out the edges of the shadow since a crease color will not be added.  This can be done with a fluffy brush going over where a crease color would be.
Use Lancome’s Hypnose to intensify the lashes, a Givenchy blush in It-Girl Purple is applied to the cheeks and Bare Essentials Parfait Lipstick. This is something I wish I had when I was smearing eyeliner on my eyes. Just like we dress for our body type, we have to wear our makeup to compliment us.
Nicole Iannitti, EyeLoveCosmetics.com

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