WATCH: Wedding-Day Makeup Tips From J.Crew's Makeup Artist

Hair & Beauty

Who hasn't noticed the gorgeous makeup on J.Crew models— the luminous skin, the rosy cheeks, the statement lips. "It's fresh, it's clean, and it's perfect, whether you're wearing jeans and a tee or a wedding gown," says Troi Ollivierre, the makeup artist behind the iconic look and a fast-growing eponymous line of covetable lip colors. (The new lip stains are especially awesome.) We asked him for a step-by-step guide to re-creating the look.

Moisturize well, then apply a lightweight foundation to even out skin. (We like Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation, $35.) Next, dab a highlighting cream on your temples, going around the eye bone and just underneath, almost to the middle of the eye. "This gives you that extra little kick by picking up the light and making the skin glow," says Ollivierre, who swears by RMS Beauty Living Luminizer (available on Amazon, $38).

The most labor-intensive part of the usual beauty regimen is the easiest aspect of this one: There's no eye shadow! Instead, apply that same highlighter across your lids and on the inner corners of the eyes. "This keeps the effect light, bright, and natural," says Ollivierre. Add a few swipes of black mascara and that's it. We like Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara ($32, Lancôme).

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The secret to soft, full brows is brushing them up. "This photographs really well," says Ollivierre. First fill in any sparse spots with brow powder. Ollivierre used Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Brow Shaper and Eyeliner in Sable ($23, Elizabeth Arden). Then grab a brow brush, spritz it with hair spray, and brush upward.

To duplicate that rosy just-in-from-the-cold-and-snuggling-in-my-boyfriend-cardigan look, rub a cream blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend well. "Cream looks the most natural because skin isn't matte; it has a shine," says Ollivierre. Bright pink flatters fair or cool skin tones; peach looks gorgeous on warm or deep complexions. We like Stila Convertible Color in Petunia and Sweet Pea ($25 each, Stila).

Nervous about bold color for your wedding? Don't be. "A strong lip on a bride is classic," says Ollivierre. "The biggest Hollywood stars— Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren— always had lipstick. Keep everything else muted and it can look beautiful." And don't get too hung up on skin tone. "You can make any of these colors work for anyone," says Ollivierre. "It's all about how intensely you apply them— and your confidence in wearing them." Skip lip liner (it looks harsh) and swipe straight from the tube for a vibrant effect, or pat it on with your finger for a softer look. Blot with a tissue and you're good to go. Try Troi Ollivierre Matte Luxe Lipstick in Bob and Parker ($28 each, Troi Ollivierre Beauty) and Lip Stain in Harry ($32, Troi Ollivierre Beauty).

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