Get The Look: Kate Mara

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    Dinner with the President is never a casual affair. At last weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Kate Mara balanced her conservative white Prada gown with a smoky eye and slicked-back bun--a politically correct combination. Mara knows her way around Washington at this point--she stars on Netflix’s House of Cards as Zoe Barnes, a D.C. reporter caught in a tangled web of government--even if it’s just on the small screen. Whether you swing left, right, or dead center, this is one look on which everyone can agree.

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    Makeup artist Tina Turnbow prepped Mara’s skin with Jurlique’s Moisture Replenishing Day Cream ($40) before reaching for Korres’ Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment ($35). “This makes the eyes kind of dewy; it’s one of my favorites.”

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    Turnbow skipped foundation, instead applying Chantecaille’s Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 ($64) followed by YSL’s Touche Eclat ($40). “I went over any areas that looked shadowy with the Touche Eclat,” she says. “It reflects light to make skin look full and illuminated.”

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    To keep Mara’s skin radiant, Turnbow only applied powder to the actress’ T-zone, opting for Bare Escentuals’ Touch Up Veil SPF 15 ($22) in Translucent. “This powder is mattifying, but it also kind of blurs and airbrushes imperfections in a nice, fresh way,” she says.

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    Mara wore a white dress, but her accessories and nails were rich shades of green and blue, so Turnbow created a navy smoky eye. She started with Kevyn Aucoin’s The Loose Shimmer Eyeshadow ($28) in Lapis, concentrating the powder on the actress’ lid and inner corner.

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    To build intensity, Turnbow applied M.A.C.’s Eyeshadow ($15) in Contrast to the outer third of the Mara’s lid using the brand’s 219 Pencil Brush ($25). “Brush the matte shadow up and out towards the end of the eyebrow to build an even, almond shape,” she says.

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    “This is the most beautiful navy eyeliner I have ever tried,” says Turnbow. She applied Kevin Aucoin’s Pencil Eye Liner ($24) in Defining Navy to Mara’s waterline and along the top of her lash line and finished with the actress’ own Lancome’s Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara ($27).

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    A bold eye calls for a nude lip, so Turnbow applied Jouer’s Moisturizing Lip Gloss ($20) in Nude to Mara’s pout.

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    “Whenever you do an updo it’s best to curl the hair first,” hairstylist Brian Magallones says. “It makes hair go into a bun easily and you won’t get flyaways.” Once curled, he smoothed KMS California’s Hair Play Gel Wax ($18) through Mara’s locks from roots to tip. “This is like a gel, but it won’t get stiff,” he says. He made a deep side part, angling it toward the middle of her crown. 

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    Magallones pulled Mara’s hair into a low ponytail, secured it, and made a bun, leaving out a small section from the bottom of the pony. “I braided the small section and wrapped it around the bun for a little extra texture,” he says. Magallones layered KMS’ Hair Stay Maximum Hold Hair Spray ($17) under Rene Furterer’s Glossing Spray Luminous Shine Spray ($23) for all-night shine and hold.

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