Red Carpet Beauty: Mala Rodriguez

Mala Rodriguez

MAKEUP INSPIRATION: For Mala’s makeup, Kim was inspired to create a smoky eye, paired with subtle soft lips to contrast the red dress Mala is wearing. She wanted to give a romantic feel and make it seem as she had just been kissed.

MAKEUP ARTIST:  Kim Bragalone


STEP 1: Kim prepped Mala’s skin by moisturizing with L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream prior to foundation

STEP 2: Next, she mixed two different foundation shades, using L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in Natural Buff & Light Ivory to highlight and contour

STEP 3: She then used L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Color Lift Blush using her fingers on the apples of her cheeks, which created a flawless rosy finish

STEP 4: For the eyes, Kim started with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in Because I’m Worth It and used the gold shadow on her crease, spreading it all over her lid. She then applied L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in So Over It! , using the purple eye shadow and blending it in her upper lash line. To give the full smoky effect, she eye lined Mala’s upper lash line using  L’Oréal Paris The Blackbuster by Infallible giving it a winged cat eye

STEP 5:   To create dramatic lashes, Kim used the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara extending them outward from corner to corner

STEP 6: Kim created Mala’s nude pout by using L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Lingering Mocha.

For her hair check out tips after the jump.

HAIR INSPIRATION: Mala was inspired to keep it very retro this year and wanted to recreate more of a “vintage hair” feel. Hairstylist Rene helped achieve this by keeping the hairdo soft and inspire a romantic, innocent look.


STEP 1: To start, Rene sprayed L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Triple Resist Ultimate Strength Solution throughout Mala’s damp hair for protection

STEP 2:  She then worked a small amount of L’Oréal Paris EverCurl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel while the hair was still wet

STEP 3: Rene blowdried, leaving hair slightly damp to easily section the hair by pin-curling, using one-inch sections. She sprayed each section with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray In Extra Strong Hold before pinning and finished off the blowdry on medium heat until fully dried

STEP 4: Once Mala’s hair was cool, Rene removed the bobby pins and ran her hands gently though the curls to soften, and texturized with L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Tonic.

STEP 5: Rene left the bangs to flow naturally, running a small amount of the thickening tonic just to even out the texture

STEP 6: Last but not least, to tame the fly-aways, Rene used  L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum and locked the look with her favorite L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray in Extra Strong Hold.