Sabrina Carpenter’s Makeup Artist Breaks Down Her TikTok-Viral Flushed Glow


It seems impossible to scroll through TikTok these days without encountering Sabrina Carpenter’s infectious hit song «Feather» (not that anyone’s complaining—it’s incredibly catchy). But beyond her music, Carpenter’s signature makeup look has taken the app by storm, captivating the beauty-obsessed side of TikTok.

With countless videos either recreating or searching for products from Carpenter’s look, some garnering millions of views, it’s clear why she’s become a sensation. Her luminous skin, vibrant pink blush, softly-lined eyes, and plump lips epitomize the makeup trends of 2024. Many TikTokers have noted the doll-like quality of her makeup, which we all seem to adore. She exudes glamour and femininity with a cool edge, and perhaps most impressively, her skin appears effortlessly natural.

In our quest to replicate her flushed glow, we turned to Carpenter’s trusted makeup artist, Carolina Gonzalez. Ahead, Gonzalez shares insights on how to recreate Sabrina Carpenter’s signature look, including details on her favorite blush and lip liner.

Sabrina Carpenter wearing pink makeup


The Look

If Gonzalez had to sum up Carpenter’s signature makeup look in one word, it would be glowy. «We just think ‘baby’ and glow is what we really go for,» she tells Byrdie. This glowing base, paired with a barely-there liner, fluffy lashes and brows, and a gorgeous lip, is the blueprint for Carpenter’s «doll-like» look.

«[The look] is very early 2000s in a way, but in a more modern way,» continues Gonzalez. «It’s very popstar. But it’s also [real] skin—it’s not a full-on contour, cut crease kind of a thing. I think that resonates; it’s cooler, and it’s fresher.» She adds that the look is not only easy to replicate but universally flattering thanks to its youthful, healthy vibe. «It just makes girls feel pretty.»

Sabrina Carpenter wearing all white


The Skin

Given that the look hinges on a radiant base, skin preparation is crucial. Gonzalez’s preferred products include the 111Skin Black Diamond Cream ($995), which she applies to most of her clients, and the Obal Oil ($50), favored for its compatibility with sensitive skin. The last preparatory step is a misting of Heritage Store Rosewater Spray ($12), after which she proceeds to makeup.

For the foundation, Armani’s Luminous Silk ($69) stands as the singular choice. «It’s sufficiently light and buildable when necessary, but usually, we apply just a thin layer,» says Gonzalez. She initially uses a fluffy blush brush for application, followed by blending with a sponge. The final touch involves smoothing over the base with her fingers to ensure an even coverage and to «impart that authentic skin texture.» The complexion is completed with a touch of Armani Luminous Silk Concealer ($42).

The Cheeks

The star of Carpenter’s look is generally her glowy, bright pink blush, but there’s more that goes into the cheeks than just swiping on some blush and calling it a day. «I warm up the skin before I do the cheek, so it gives shape to the face,» says Gonzalez, adding the Carpenter also likes to be a little more tan. She swears by the Armani Luminous Silk Glow Liquid Bronzer ($48) since it’s sheer. «It’s important that everything looks like skin,» she says. «I don’t want to detect where things start or end.» She takes the lightest shade across Carpenter’s forehead and then down her jawline and neck to contour and add warmth. «Very important for me, everything has to be super blended—when you can’t blend anymore, blend some more. Trust me, you could always blend more.»

Sabrina Carpenter wearing white gloves


Gonzalez will change the actual blush shade depending on the look, but she almost always starts with the Armani Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer ($42) in 8, a pink shade that adds pigment and a pearly sheen, which she builds up in a few layers. Then, she’ll add an extra pop just on the tops of the cheeks with the Luminous Silk Glow Powder Blush ($39) in shade 51, 52, or 60.

As far as placement goes, «I would say it’s on the cheekbone. And then, from there, I feather it out. I don’t go in the apple of the cheek; mid-cheek outward is what we do. And a little under the outer edge of the eye and kind of up to the temple.» The Fluid Sheer adds plenty of glow, but she’ll also add a balmy highlighter on top of everything if she needs it.

The Eyes

While Sabrina Carpenter and her makeup artist do experiment with various eye looks for different occasions—a white shadow for New Year’s Eve or subtle sparkle at the VMAs—her standard go-to is a slightly smudged, subtle wing.

Carolina Gonzalez, Carpenter’s makeup artist, shares, «Usually, I do her wing liner in shade 99, which is an eye tint by Armani. It’s intensely black but also has a feathery effect. I use a tool called a Shadow Moon, which is amazing for smudging. I create a sharp line but delicately smudge the top, achieving that subtle winged effect.»

Sabrina Carpenter wearing deep lipstick


For brows, Gonzalez keeps them feathery and fluffy using either the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Wax ($26) or the WB CO. Soap Brows ($17). For lashes, she uses a coat of Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara ($35) before going in with some Velour lashes—recently, she’s been liking the brand’s new Xtensions Clusters ($30).

The Lips

When it comes to lips, Sabrina Carpenter and her makeup artist, Carolina Gonzalez, often like to experiment. Lately, Carpenter has been favoring more of an ombré look. Gonzalez’s go-to formula for achieving this is Armani’s Lip Power ($45), which she uses both as a liner and a lipstick. For example, at Jingle Ball, she applied shade 207 as a liner and shade 111 in the center, creating a subtle ombré effect.

«It’s like kind of an ombré, and I do a lighter color in the middle,» Gonzalez explains. «I place it with a smudger brush, feathering it out to create the illusion of a fuller lip for her.» While Carpenter has been exploring darker lip shades, her usual preference is a mauvey-rose color like Lip Power in 107. To add the finishing touch, Gonzalez applies a glossy lip balm such as the Mario Badescu Lip Mask ($14) for a hint of shine.





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