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Get Reba's glam look

Nick Tankersley Modified: May 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm •  Published: May 17, 2007

Who noticed Reba McEntire’s glam and polished makeup during the Academy of Country Music Awards television show?

The man responsible was celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman, who shares how he created the Oklahoma singer’s “hi-fi” look.

“I really wanted to do something glamorous on Reba that would give pop to her look for her hosting duties and her performance (duet with Kelly Clarkson),” he said. “Generally I do a cleaner, more subtle look for her when she does TV… saving something with more drama for print shoots. The response was great Everyone loved the glammed Reba.”
All the products were MAC.

For the face: Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation and Skinfinish Powder to give her skin a dewy, youthful glow.

On the lips: Lip pencil in Stripdown on the entire lip and tinted Lipglass in First Bloom. “Since her eyes were the focus, I wanted something that gave definition with a hint of warmth and sweetness.”

For the eyes: The goal: smoked eyes with a bit of winged cat-eye. Eye Kohl in Smolder, eye shadow in Scene, smudged all over, and eye shadow in Knight Devine. The goal: smoked eyes with a bit of winged cat-eye.
“I wet this shimmering shadow and used on her lids only to catch light and give some depth,” Freedman said.

On the cheeks: Powder blush in Peaches, for an all-over color. Powder blush in Springsheen applied from apples to temples to “modernize” her cheekbones and balance her dramatic eyes.

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