How to Get Carrie Underwood's Sexy CMA Makeup Look

Celebrity Style Nov. 11, 2010 AT 3:09PM
How to Get Carrie Underwood's Sexy CMA Makeup Look Credit: Michael Loccisano/

Carrie Underwood went through many a costume change while hosting Wednesday's Country Music Awards, but her makeup stayed impeccable all night long.

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Mimic the singer's glam look with these tips from her makeup artist, Melissa Schleicher:


Using the Too Faced Naked Eye Kit ($35,, sweep on  the neutral "In the Buff." Then use the shimmery "Lap Dance" all over the lid. "I like to wet the shimmery shadows to get a more dewy long-lasting shine," Schleicher tells Use the "Stiletto" matte black in the outer corner of the eye.

To add drama, Schleicher put on two sets of lashes: a full strip along the rims and a half strip at the tips (Schleicher used Smoke and Mirrors Beauty in New York City ($13.50, and MAC 20 ($16.50, Coat the lashes with Too Faced LashGasm mascara ($21,

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For a base, apply Too Faced Primed and Poreless Face Primer ($30, "Carrie didn't need any foundation so I just used a little of Sorme's pure beige powder and Temptu's concealer," says Schleicher. To seal the look, dust on Too Faced Primed and Poreless Powder ($28,


Schleicher balanced Underwood's dramatic eye makeup with neutral lips. Apply MAC Boldly Bare ($15.50, and then top with Too Faced Glamour Gloss Barely Legal ($19,

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