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How-To: Taylor Swift's Makeup at the 2010 People's Choice Awards

How-To: Taylor Swift's Makeup at the People's Choice Awards

While there were some notable hits and misses at yesterday's 2010 People's Choice AwardsGlee's Lea Michele and her ringlets got top marks from you, while Private Practice star Kate Walsh's look was a little OTT for most – one little lady got it so right on the night: Taylor Swift.

The loose tousled curls: love! The fab flutter: love! The rosy blush: love, love, LOVE! So here's a quick rundown on how to recreate the look at home, what products you'll need and a couple of tips and tricks to store under your belt.

Start by perfecting your base. You'll need a good primer – L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer ($39.95) has got the beauty world abuzz – and powder as Taylor's look is all about the matte, not dewy. Keep reading . . .

Now for the eyes. Start by blending a mushroom shade such as Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte in Sable ($33) over the whole lid, all the way up to the brow bone. Next up, apply a shimmering silver/white to the inner eye. Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Chrome Eye Shadow in Silver ($48) or Rimmel Colour Mousse Eye Shadow in Snow Queen ($13.95) are perfect. Then line the top, outer lash line with a liquid or gel formulation before finishing up with some false lashes. MAC ones are my favourite for a natural look; and remember this great bit of advice for an easy application.

Now for the all-important bit: the blush. Avoid cream blushes for this look, as it's all about a light and natural finish – very English rose. A tint such as Benefit Posietint ($53) is ideal, however if you're intent on a cream formulation, be sure to opt for a sheer one like Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Pink ($60). Bobbi Brown's right-hand man Sebastien Tardif taught me this little trick at the launch: If you're after the sheerest of sheer colour, apply a faint dot right on the apple of your check and blend; if you're after a bolder look draw a line of colour from the apple to your temple and blend. Voila, two looks, one product. And one very nice Taylor Swift look.

Stockists: Bobbi Brown (1800 061 326), L’Oreal Paris (1300 659 259), Rimmel (1800 812 663).

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