After stealing the show with her stellar voice as Eponine in Les Misérables, Samantha Barks quickly became one of our style crushes, and now, she can add magazine cover girl to her list of growing accomplishments! The up-and-coming star is gracing the cover of mark. Cosmetics‘ latest holiday catalog, showcasing a flirty teal cat-eye, graphic nail art, and glowing skin. To create the look, makeup artist Jamie Greenberg used the Super Color Box Total Face Palette ($25; avon.com), one of the star’s favorite products, and the streamlined multi-tasker is perfect for Barks’ busy lifestyle. “Whether I’m home in London or away in Los Angeles, I’m constantly running around to auditions and appointments,” Barks told InStyle.com exclusively. “This palette is sized to tuck into my bag, yet holds enough shades that I can completely redo my makeup if I have to. It’s brilliant!” After a layer of Mark’s Get a Tint Tinted Moisturizer ($12; meetmark.com), Greenberg blended the candy pink blush from the palette onto the apples of her cheeks, then moved on to the eyes. “I applied the darkest purple eye shadow, found on the right side of the palette, onto her eyelids, and applied the dark green shade to her upper lash line,” she said. “This contrast complemented her skin tone beautifully.” Two coats of mascara pumped up the star’s lashes, while a swipe of shiny gloss provided the finishing touch. “To complete the look, I used the pink gloss shade from the palette on Samantha’s lips,” Greenberg added. “It tied the entire look together.” We love how the effect is trendy without being too fussy — and the fact that you only need one palette to recreate the look is a definite plus.
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