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Decked out in Balmain and rocking a serious cat eye, her beauty look was crafted by make-up artist Beau Nelson, using 100% Pure‘s clean skincare and fruit pigmented cosmetics. “Alessandra and I have worked together a lot the last few years,” Nelson tells E! News exclusively. “She’s so naturally beautiful that she barely needs anything, but she can also handle a look.”
And she knows what she likes. When it came time to create her Grammys look, Ambrosio and Nelson discussed the inspiration and direction she wanted to go in. “We almost always collaborate on the look,” he shares. “We talk about dress options and I look at the direction of what she ends up choosing to wear. In this case it was a very cool look from Balmain, which was already such a statement that we felt paring back with one graphic statement would be ideal. Beautiful skin, a graphic black liquid liner and a nude lip.”
The key to creating that beautiful skin? Sure, genetics plays a part of it, but Nelson also used some popular 100% Pure products to get Ambrosio prepped, like the Caffeine Mask, Bright Eyes Mask, Brightening Serum and Hydra Drench Cream.
Then, it came time to craft her make-up look. “Really wanting to focus on skin was key, so the right foundation and particularly the right bronzer was important,” Nelson says. “The 100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer is a perfect tone of tanned brown with a hint of shimmer so it goes on looking melted into the skin instead of sitting on top. The black liquid liner was perfect to creating the clean lines I needed.”
Collaboration is key when crafting a red carpet moment that will wow the crowd, and Nelson definitely has that with Ambrosio. Says Nelson, “Working with Alessandra is always a pleasure. She’s fun, beautiful and always has a great outfit thanks to her stylist Monica Rose that I get to be inspired by.”
If you want to get Ambrosio’s look, shop our picks below! And when you’re recreating the make-up at home, Nelson wants you to remember something important: less is more. “Use foundation and concealer sparingly until you have the coverage you desire,” he adds. “Pop a bit of blush over bronzer for a realistic sun kissed look. And when doing liquid liner practice, a magnifying mirror and a pointed tip with a bit of remover are your best friend.”
Fruit Pigmented Full Coverage Water Foundation
Next up? Foundation. Says Nelson, “I applied Fruit Pigmented Full Coverage Water Foundation in two shades (Olive 3.0 and Olive 4.0), one lighter through the center of the face to highlight and one that matched her skin tone to the rest of the face and diffused edges to give a seamless glowing look.” With a satin, slightly dewy and completely flawless full-coverage finish, this foundation also plumps and hydrates the skin with ingredients such as aloe and green tea.
Fruit Pigmented Long Lasting Concealer
Then comes the time to apply concealer, a step that also required two different shades. “I applied Fruit Pigmented Long Lasting Concealer in Golden Peach to any areas of discoloration, and Peach Bisque to the under eye to brighten even more,” says Nelson. Not only does the formula include nourishing shea butter, but it’s also water, sweat, oil and cake-resistant. Score!
Long Last Liquid Eye Liner
“Then I followed that with Long Last Liquid Eye Liner in Black Tea to create the sharp deep black line we needed,” Nelson adds, calling out the product that gave Ambrosio that dramatic eye look. It’s smudge-proof and water-resistant for a long-lasting look that will take you from the red carpet to all the after parties.
Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara
The last step for the eyes is mascara in the color Black Tea, which Nelson applied after curling the lashes. There’s no clumping, smudging or flaking here, and the rich darkness of the pigment comes from black tea, berries and cocoa.
Fruit Pigmented Rose Gold Palette
If you do a red carpet look without highlighter, does it count? We don’t think so! Nelson topped off the blush with a little extra glow, saying, “I added a touch of Primp Blush shade from the Fruit Pigmented Rose Gold Palette for a hint of shimmer.” It’s subtle, yet powerful… and comes with two highlighter shades and three complementary eyeshadow shades.