About last night: Rosie’s CFDA makeup look

Every year, the CFDA Awards ceremony draws the Who’s Who of fashion—everyone from designers to stylists to our own editor-in-chief. Last night, the awards were held at the Brooklyn Museum, where RHW joined Joseph Altuzarra while wearing his deconstructed, midriff-baring blazer and sheer, lace-adorned trousers. That kind of statement-making style deserves (nay, requires) a face to match. As always, makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes was up to the creative challenge. “We went for modern ’90s supermodel vibes,” she says. Here’s how to channel them yourself.

Rosie Cfda


Hughes prepped RHW’s skin with Augustinus Bader The Cream and Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream. Next, she applied Glossier Stretch Concealer in Medium on the T-zone (“more like a tinted moisturizer, Hughes says). Just a touch of Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tint in Sunny complemented RHW’s natural cheek color, while a light dusting of Surratt Artistique Blush in Grisaille in the sockets her cheeks, underneath her jawline and around her hairline added slight contour.


Using a skinny brush and MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Quite Natural, Hughes created a straight and slightly lifted wing. Working back inward toward the eye, she blended the color with a small domed buffing brush to create an outer smoky wing. For definition, she worked black eyeshadow along RHW’s lash line (only at the root of the lash) and into the outer corner with a dense, fluffy brush. Next, using the Bodyography Perfect Palette, she used shimmery taupe and caramel shadows in the socket for a modern take on the ’90s crease. Rosie applied Chanel Le Volume de Chanel mascara before Hughes added a few Kiss Trio lashes on the outer edge. Boom—fluffy lashes for days.


For that “big, defined, bushy ’90s brow,” Hughes brushed RHW’s brows up, set them with Got2B Spiking Glue (yes, it’s a hair product!), and filled them in with MAC Shape + Shade Brow Tint in Taupe.


Hughes used Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in American Woman all over RHW’s lips, then pressed in Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tint in Poppy over the top. “It gives the lips a really bright look,” Hughes says. And if you’re re-creating this look at home, the only thing left to do is cue up some George Michael—your ’90s-inspired face will fit right in with the lip-syncing supes.

Photographed by Katie Jane Hughes.

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  1. Anita

    This was such a gorgeous look!! I’m going to definitely try and recreate it! Xx

    • Rose Inc.

      If you do, we’d love to see a picture! —Team Rose Inc.

  2. Caitlin

    I love that you are sharing the actual breakdown of beauty products! I love Jillian Dempsey Lid Tints, so now I need the Cheek Tints!

    Caitlin | Caitlin Confidential

  3. caroline

    WOAHHHHH, this look is gorgeous! I love those lid tints, never thought of putting on lips!

  4. Jasmine Harding

    BEAUTIFUL makeup look as always. I love using the Glossier Concealer buffed into the skin where needed as a base alone, super natural and dewy!

    Jasmine xx

  5. Arnella

    Totally recreating this! Can never go wrong with 90s supermodel vibes!

  6. Sarah

    Do you use finishing powder to set your foundation? Is it really necessary?

    • Rose Inc.

      Hi Sarah! Setting with powder will definitely make your foundation last longer. Whether it’s necessary is really up to you and what you’re looking for. Some of us at Team Rose Inc. wear it every day to keep oil at bay, while others save it for special occasions or pictures. But if you’re looking to lock in foundation or reduce shine, powder is definitely your friend. —Team Rose Inc.

  7. Joanna

    Beautiful look!!
    I love Katie and her makeup skills. I love this website also! I always want to know the makeup and fashion details and their all here.

  8. Helen

    hello, perhaps I am too late but I would love a hair tutorial to replicate this look! thank you xxx

    • Rose Inc.

      Thank you for the suggestion! We’ll keep this in mind as we plan for the future. —Team Rose Inc.

  9. Sandra Cox

    Will you be offering any make up classes in Orange County in the future? If not, I would like to attend one of your classes in LA. Would love to update my make up!
    Thank you, Sandra Cox

    • Rose Inc.

      Hi Sandra! Thanks for asking. We’re still planning our 2019 events, but we will certainly keep Orange County in mind. In the meantime, we have quite a few video makeup tutorials in the works. —Team Rose Inc.

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