Kate Mara MakeupAbacaUSA; Courtesy Photo (3)

Last night at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City, Kate Mara accented her Jason Wu dress with a ’60s-inspired eye and nude lip, courtesy of her makeup artist Nick Barose. But not just any flesh-toned lipstick would do! Barose created a lip with dimension, and an elegant shimmer to boot. “You don’t want a nude that’s too nude,” he said. “It has to have a hint of color in it to keep the eye-lip combo from looking washed out.” Barose began by lining the star’s lips with YSL’s Lip Liner Pencil in Cognac ($28; nordstrom.com), a one-size-fits-all neutral. A sweep of Jouer’s sheer coral gloss in Shell ($20; jouercosmetics.com) finished the look. We love it!

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