Get Beyoncé’s MTV Video Music Awards Look for Less with NYX Cosmetics

by Amelia Old
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Last night, Beyoncé wowed on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with news of her pregnancy, as well as her stunning look! Dressed in a beautiful orange Lanvin gown and elegant makeup, she perfectly complemented her new mommy-to-be glow! 


NYX Cosmetics shares with us how anyone can achieve Beyoncé’s gorgeous look at an affordable cost.


Get Beyoncé’s MTV Video Music Awards Look for Less





Step 1:

To obtain the perfect skin tone – in or out of the spotlight, apply a lightweight foundation all over the face. NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation is the perfect foundation for anyone who will be filmed or photographed – whether on the red carpet, or for your Facebook profile picture.  The formula was created with camera flashes and lighting in mind – the ingredients are used by celebrity makeup artists to reduce glare caused by bright lights, making the skin appear dewy but not shiny. The HD Studio Photogenic Foundation is also infused with tri-peptides that promote collagen production, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help rejuvenate skin. 


NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Foundation, $15,


Step 2:

To recreate Beyoncé’s dewy bronzed cheeks, use the new NYX Cosmetics Rouge Cream Blush in Tickled.  When applied to the apples of the cheeks, this light coral offers just enough pink to give the cheeks a nice blushed tint, while still keeping the look natural. Beyoncé’s dewy skin and rouge cream blush are on-trend this fall and will be seen on high fashion models during the upcoming Fashion Week. 


NYX Cosmetics Rouge Cream Blush in Tickled, $6.50,

Step 3:

To set the blush on the cheeks, while maintaining a bronzed finish, apply a bronzer/blusher such as NYX Cosmetics Bronzer & Blusher Combo in Sunrise in Bali to ensure the blush is set in place and will last through a grueling onstage performance or a long night out.


NYX Cosmetics Bronzer & Blusher Combo in Sunrise in Bali, $9.50, (Available September 2011)



Step 1:

To get a mellow metallic smokey eye like Beyoncé’s, while staying as natural as possible, use a light grey shadow such as NYX Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow in Gunmetal. Lightly spread the shadow from the inner corner of the eye, towards the outer corner, with a slight “cat-eye” extension. To achieve the “cat-eye,” bring the shadow to a point, at the outer edge of the eye, to create the illusion of longer, darker, lashes.


NYX Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow in Gunmetal, $5,

Step 2:

For a natural eye, Beyoncé used a charcoal eye liner to line her top lashes.  NYX Cosmetics Slide on Pencil in Gun Metal offers the perfect waterproof formula that doesn’t smear or smudge mid-performance, and provides extreme color. It’s like a liquid eye liner in a pencil without the mess.


NYX Cosmetics Slide on Pencil in Gun Metal, $8,


Step 3:

For long, thick lashes like Beyoncé’s, use a lengthening mascara like NYX Cosmetics Doll Eye Mascara in Long Lash – Black.  First, curl the lashes for 45 seconds with an eyelash curler. Next, apply three coats of mascara to the upper lashes and two coats to the lower lashes.


NYX Cosmetics Doll Eye Mascara in Long Lash – Black, $9,



Step 1:

To show off your natural pout, while adding a hint of color and volume, use NYX Cosmetics Pump It Up Lip Plumper in Kim With one swipe of the Pump it Up Lip Pumper, your lips begin to tingle and the transformation from thin to full will occur instantly, making your lips as kissable as Beyoncé’s.


NYX Cosmetics Pump It Up Lip Plumper in Kim, $6, 



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