Chances are you’ve seen, or at least heard, the buzz surrounding Miley Cyrus lately. She had quite the performance at the VMA’s, but I’ve since moved on (hint: I wasn’t a fan of it at all). But when I heard her latest single, “Wrecking Ball”, I couldn’t help but actually enjoy it. I can be real picky when it comes to music- especially what’s played on the radio these days- so I was just as surprised as you when I caught myself singing it day and night.
While I’m surprisingly enjoying the actual song, the music video is another story. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest watching it (probably not at work!) before reading the rest of this post. The “Wrecking Ball” music video shows Miley making out with a sledgehammer (uhhh what?), showing off her toned body (seriously- you can’t hate on her for that!) and rocking some flawless makeup while crying her eyes out. The video has inspired me- so here’s how to steal Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” look with a few beauty products.
One of the stand-out features of Miley’s makeup in this video is her perfect skin. It’s- gasp – on the paler side, free of any blemishes and not too matte or shiny. To achieve this look, first apply a color-correcting primer, like the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer, to even out your skin tone. Then lightly apply a foundation (like L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup) with a brush to buff the product in evenly. To set the foundation and get rid of any shine, apply a translucent powder all over the face, like Bare Minerals Illuminating Mineral Veil. Skip and bronzer and blush- Miley isn’t wearing any!
Another stand-out feature of this look is Miley’s strong eyebrows. Start off by making your natural brows appear fuller and straighter with a brow product a shade or two darker than your natural color (you want them to appear darker in contrast to your lighter hair, just like Miley). I suggest Benefit’s Gimme Brow– everyone’s new favorite product. Using a liquid eyeliner (like the e.l.f. Essentials Liquid Liner) draw a very thin line as close to your upper lashline as possible. Curl lashes and apply multiple coats of a lengthening mascara (like the Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara), making sure to define each and every lash- even the bottom ones.
Lately Miley’s been wearing a red lip everywhere she goes, and this video is no exception. Find a red with hints of blue in it- it works better on lighter skin tones. Outline lips with a lip pencil (like NARS lipliner in “Jungle Red”) and then fill them in with a matching lipstick (NARS lipstick in “Jungle Red”).
Top nails off with a few coats of a bright white nail polish, like Essie nail polish in “Blanc”.
Now go around braless in a wife beater and brown combat boots and you’re all set!