Malin's Magic Makeup

In an exclusive interview, the Hollywood star and actress Malin Åkerman reveals the secret behind her sophisticated eyes.

I love Malin Åkerman’s smouldering gaze! I’ve always wondered how she creates her stunning red-carpet beauty looks, often with bold eye makeup and subtle glossy lip colour. In an exclusive interview, the star reveals the secret behind her eye-catching look that makes the beauty known from Watchmen and 27 Dresses stand out in the sea of A-listers.

What’s the secret behind your stunning eye-makeup?
– To accentuate my eyes, I apply primer from the bottom of my lids to the base of my brows before sweeping a bold eye shadow across my lids. I always line my upper and lower lids in dark brown or black to create a cat’s-eye effect. I’ll finish off by lightly dabbing shimmery eye shadow on the inner corner of my eyes to make them stand out.

Describe your favourite makeup look.
– My favourite look is to create a smoky eye by enhancing my lids with dark eye shadow and bold eyeliner. To complement the dark shade on my eyes I create a dewy look with tinted moisturiser on my cheeks to keep my face fresh and luminous.

#TrophyWife‬‬ has been trending on Twitter lately. Your successful acting career is constantly evolving and now you’re a new mum, too. With such a busy lifestyle, how do you keep up with your beauty regimen?
– It’s definitely been a challenge balancing work with being a new mum, but I always make sure to plan meals ahead of time to stay healthy and not tempt myself with all the treats on set! Drinking plenty of water is also a must to keep my skin looking hydrated and rejuvenated.

What are your best quick fixes when you’re in a hurry?
– My go-to quick fixes are concealer, a little bronzer and mascara and I’m good to go!

What’s your best advice to up-and-comers dreaming of a career like yours?
– Believe in yourself! Even if you hear a hundred "nos" before you hear your first "yes" it’s important to keep your head up and stay positive. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.

Words by: Photographs by: Oriflame Editorial Team