Exclusive: Getting Ready With Nina Dobrev for the Teen Choice Awards

Updated 08/13/18

Sure, we love poring over the countless beauty looks a glittering celeb-studded red carpet has to offer, but what about all the work that goes into said looks behind the scenes? Here at Byrdie, there's nothing we love more than being a fly on the wall when it comes to an epic hair or makeup collaboration, and lucky for us, that's just what happened yesterday in anticipation of the 2018 Teen Choice Awards. Enter celebrity makeup artist Georgie Eisdell, who joined forces with our recent August editorial star Nina Dobrev and hairstylist Riawna Capri for a breezy, bronzy, all-around ultra-covetable beauty look.

Curious to know each and every product Eisdell used to create the epic end result? Fear not, because she spilled every last exclusive detail. From Dobrev's Marilyn Monroe–moment lip to her ever-so-slightly shimmering eyelids, Eisdell has you 110% covered. Keep scrolling for the step-by-step beauty diary. You won't be disappointed. We promise.

Georgie Eisdell

"I wanted Nina's look for the Teen Choice Awards to be super cool and effortless," explains Eisdell. "I went for a strong lip and gorgeous, clean, dewy skin to achieve a natural effortless glam. I always love a classic Marilyn Monroe moment, and Nina looks so great with a red lip. The most important thing to me is that Nina feels gorgeous and confident when she walks out the door."

Georgie Eisdell

"I prepared Nina's skin with Lancôme's Absolue L'Extrait Ultimate Eye Patch ($50) to reduce any darkness and smooth the under-eye area. I then used their Énergie de Vie Water-Infused Moisturizing Cream ($55) over her face for a major hit of hydration."

Georgie Eisdell

"I started with a small amount of Lancôme's Teint Idole Ultra Wear Liquid Foundation in 220 ($47). I applied it to the high planes of Nina's face before blending it out toward the hairline. Under the eye, I used the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer in 220 ($31) to brighten and illuminate.

"Next, I dusted her face with Lancôme's Long Time No Shine Loose Setting Powder in Translucent ($37) to take the edge off the shine and set the base. To add a little color and dimension, I swiped the brand's Star Bronzer Long Lasting Bronzing Powder in Golden ($38) on the contours of the skin before dusting a hint of the Blush Subtil Palette in New Nude ($43) on the apple of Nina's cheeks and the Bronze & Glow Palette in Ur Pink Glow Shot ($45) on the cheekbones to give a beautiful radiance and soft highlight."

Georgie Eisdell

"Her lips were the main focus. I prepped her lips with Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm Honey-in-Rose ($50) to hydrate and get her lips ready for color! We chose Proenza Schouler for Lancôme Lip Kajal in Bold Red ($24) to create the perfect red lip."

Georgie Eisdell

"For an allover luminosity and to show off her gown, I used Lancôme's Nutrix Royal Body Restoring Lotion ($39) so her gorgeous long legs had an amazing glow as she walked the red carpet."

Georgie Eisdell

"For the eyes, we made sure to keep them bare. I used Lancôme's Ombre Hypnôse Stylo in Inoubliable ($25) to create this look. I swiped a small amount on Nina's eyelid with a brush before blending it up to the crease. For her lashes, I applied two layers of Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara in Black ($25), making sure to push and wiggle the product into the lashes to make them full and fluffy. Lastly, I shaped and sculpted Nina's brows with the Lancôme Les Sourcils Definis in Chatain ($27)."

Georgie Eisdell

"Once I finished Nina's full look, I lightly spritzed her with Lancôme's Fix It Forget It Setting Spray ($34) before she walked out the door."

Keep scrolling for Eisdell's must-haves so you can re-create Nina's smoldering Teen Choice Awards look at home.

Absolue Lextrait Ultimate Eye Patch
Lancôme Absolue L'Extrait Ultimate Eye Patch $50
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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer in 220 $31
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Ombre Hypnose Stylo Longwear Cream Eyeshadow Stick 28 Rubis 0.049 oz/ 1.4 g
Lancôme Ombre Hypnose Stylo Longwear Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Inoubliable $25
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Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette in New Nude $43
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Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara in Black $25
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Lancôme Proenza Schouler for Lancôme Lip Kajal in Bold Red $24
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Next up, read our exclusive story in which Ruby Rose interviews Nina Dobrev.

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