Exclusive: Go Behind the Scenes of Kate Bosworth's CFDA Beauty Look

Updated 06/07/17

At least in terms of beauty, the single most pervasive theme of last night's CFDA Awards seemed to be a nod to decades past—between Dynasty-inspired makeup and disco-era hair, the '70s and '80s were alive and well on the red carpet. Case in point: Kate Bosworth's getup was a nod to the former, and her floral gown inspired makeup artist Hung Vanngo to adopt a similar palette.

"Kate's makeup was inspired by all the colors in her dress details," he explains. "Rust and amber tones that were present on the dress and soft, almost '70s buttery shades."

As for how the entire look came together, Vanngo obliged us with an intimate look behind the scenes.

Kate Bosworth CFDA Awards 2017
Courtesy of Marc Jacobs Beauty

To prep the actress's famously creamy complexion, Vanngo started with Ole Henriksen Truth Serum ($48) as well as Truth Advanced Moisturizing Crème ($48)—both contain hefty doses of peptides, antioxidants, and vitamin C to deeply hydrate and visibly brighten the skin. Next up, he added a layer of Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer ($44), followed by Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charged Oil-Free Foundation ($48), spot-concealing with concealer as necessary.

To enhance her glow even more, Vanngo then patted on Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator ($42) along the high points of Bosworth's face, before dusting on a bit of Omega Bronzer Perfect Tan ($49) for a touch of contour.

Kate Bosworth 2017 CFDA Awards
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As for Bosworth's eyes, Vanngo kept it simple: He started by lining them with Marc Jacobs Highliner in Sunset 74 ($25), before brushing it out for a full wash of color. He finished her lids off with the warm neutral tones found in Style Eye Con Plush Eyeshadow Palette in The Dreamer 212 ($59) before adding a few coats of mascara and filling in her brows.

Finally, her lips: Vanngo opted for a series of brown and taupe shades, layering Marc Jacobs Poutliner in Oh Cocoa ($24) with Le Marc Lipstick in Core Cora ($30). After dusting just a touch of powder along Bosworth's T-Zone, Vanngo set the whole look with Marc Jacobs Coconut Setting Mist ($39).

All in all, it made for a '70s-inspired ensemble that still feels thoroughly modern. (Don't mind us: We'll just be living in this look all summer long.)

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