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Lea Michele arrived at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards in a stunning embroidered Versace mini and flawless, natural makeup. We caught up with her makeup artist, Melanie Inglessis and got the dish on the look! “The inspiration was Californian cutie meets couture,” Inglessis told InStyle.com.  “We kept the makeup simple and concentrated on her bronzed, healthy skin—but took it to the next level.” She started with Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation ($42 at tartecosmetics.com). “Lea is really tan right now and I wanted to accentuate that, so I mixed two colors together for the perfect coverage.” She finished off with a high-shine nude lip, Tarte glamazon pure performance lipstick in  Pure ($26 at sephora.com). “It’s a light pink, creamy texture which worked perfectly with the bronzed skin.” See more exclusive behind-the-scenes photos in the gallery!

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