Get The Look: Jess, ‘New Girl'!

I am having such a great time working on New Girl with Zooey, Jake, Lamorne and Max. Everyone is so smart and funny, I can’t believe it’s actually my job!

Today I want to talk about creating the look for Jess (Zooey’s character). To create Jess’s look, Zooey and I agreed that we wanted Jess to look soft and fresh with some sexy eyes! Meow, Meow.

(Zooey and I sometimes like to cat talk together)


I wanted to give Jess a natural glow with a bit of a glamorous touch. I start with a natural, sheer looking foundation; as a rule I try to match the natural skin color as closely as possible. When choosing a color for yourself, try a small amount below the inside of your wrist. Strangely, that little area has the color closest to that of your face, given you don’t sun!

If you happen to get it wrong, never fear – nowadays it seems you can return drug store makeup quite easily.

For the eyes:

I use an eye base to keep it in place since we generally work 12 hours or more per day! Then we use Rimmel’s new Glam Eye in HD “Heart of Gold”.

Apply the bronze color across the lid from the lash line to the crease. Fan up a little and use the lighter color on the top brow bone. Not too much, girls!!

Make sure you don’t go all the way up to the brow, unless your looking for a circa 1970 David Bowie look.

Then I use Rimmel’s Glam Eyes liquid liner in black (available in January). I line the top lash line from the outer edge to three quarters in. I build the line up to about two strokes high on the outer edge. You know, cat-like! Meow!

Then I line the bottom from the outer edge only three quarters of the way in, as I did with the top. Following that, I’ll use a soft brown or copper pencil and soften the edge of the line, both top and bottom.

Top it all off with lots of Rimmel’s Day to Night Mascara.

For cheeks:

Rimmel’s Match Perfection Blush (also available in January) or NARS Orgasm! I also love Benefit’s Posey!

For the lips:

I use Rimmel’s Exaggerate lip liner in the color “innocent” topped with Moisture Renew in “peach fusion”. I also love Josie Maran lip stains! so natural!

My favorite thing about this fun character – aside from her being so darn cute – is that Jess’s quirky confidence makes her sexy! Keep reading and stay cute!!! I hope you all enjoy the show!

New Girl premieres on Fox on Tuesday, September 20!



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