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Makeup Bag Check: Christina Ricci

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The Mission: Give Christina Ricci an art-meets-fashion beauty look for Givenchy’s closing party for Marina Abramović’s The Artist Is Present exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The Face Painter: NARS national makeup artist Francelle.

The Face: To build on the already impressive canvas that is Christina Ricci’s gorgeous porcelain skin, Francelle used NARS’ new Pro-Prime Skin Smoothing Face Prep and its Matte Foundation in Siberia Sheer (yes, that’s the lightest shade they’ve got).

The Eyes: To get the “edgy classic noir” look she was going for, Francelle focused her energies due north of Ricci’s nose. “It’s all about the eyes,” the makeup artist said, building green tones from NARS’ Misfit Duo Eyeshadow into otherwise bronzed lids courtesy of NARS’ Eyeshadow in Galapagos. A slightly smudged-out line of its Aigle Noir Soft Touch Shadow Pencil—and the fact that Ricci happens to have a particularly spectacular set of huge, wide-set peepers—added to the sultry factor.

The Lip: As a finishing touch, Francelle gave Ricci a pearlescent silver/mauve pout with NARS’ Lip Gloss in Harlow.

The Result: High-impact makeup that did her Riccardo Tisci-designed frock a big solid.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock / AP Photo

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