Get The Look: Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel is fast becoming one of the biggest style icons around. With her perfect fringe, tousled locks and big blue eyes, Zooey's vintage-inspired look is one of the most sought after at the moment. I am a religious viewer of her hit show 'New Girl' (best show on the telebox) in which she plays quirky, 'adorkable' school teacher Jess, so thought I'd try a Zooey/Jess inspired make-up look.

Zooey Deschanel


The starlet always seems to have a flawless, youthful complexion, so I used Bourjois' 'Healthy Mix' foundation. This foundation gives great coverage and a beautiful dewy finish to make the skin glow. I also dabbed a bit of Collection's 'Illuminating Touch' concealer underneath my eyes and on any other imperfection, and set it with some lightly brushed on Avon powder

Zooey has a really subtle, natural blush to her cheeks so I gently swept some Vivo blusher in a really light, shimmery pink just on the apples of my cheeks and a bit just underneath my cheekbones. I used my Accessorize highlighter on the tops of my cheekbones too in order to give them a bit more definition.


Zooey uses lots of browns and golds on her lids to really bring out her vividly blue eyes, so I instantly reached for MUA's 'Undressed' palette. These eyeshadows contain an array of gorgeous, shimmery golds and browns, and is a fantastic all-rounder which is perfect for both daytime and night beauty looks. For a simple day look, I simply applied a light brown shimmer all over the lid; for an evening look, add the darker brown (underneath it on the palette) to the outer corners of your eyes and blend. I also took this darker brown onto the botton lash line, taking 3/4 of the way in (leaving the quarter nearest to the inner corner of the eye).

L'Oreal Extra Volume

To make the eyes seem bigger, and try and replicate Zooey's doe-eyed look, I took a bit of powder highlighter (Accessorize) on my eyeshadow brush and dabbed it around the inner corner of my eyes, and swept it just underneath the brow bone.

MUA 'Undressed', brush is on the shadow used. Sorry for how messy the palette is; it was reduced due to damage (cheapskate alert!)

After applying a couple of coats of L'Oreal's Extra-Volume Collagen mascara, I used false lashes to get that big-eyed fluttery effect. I cut each of my Primark 'Natural' lashes in half; this makes it so much easier to fix them in the exact position you want and gets them even closer to the lashline. I only used the outer half of each lash, and fixed it accordingly to the outer half of my lid; I think doing this creates an even more natural look, and gives you that gorgeous cat-eye, femme-fatale look Zooey has going on.

I drew a thin line of Collection's liquid eyeline on my top lid, making sure the highest/ thickest point of the line was over where my pupil is, before creating a small flick at the outer corner to really define the feline shape. The finishing touches to the eye make-up was a thin coat of mascara on my bottom lashes and a white eyeliner on my bottom waterline to emphasise that doll-type look.


Zooey's lip colour always stays fairly natural, but if she does wear a lipstick she loves bright red hues; think 1950s screen siren. As I was doing day make-up I just lightly buffed a bit of No7's Stay Perfect lipstick in a rosey shade onto my lips.

I finished the look by creating Jess-style bouncy curls using this no-heat tutorial! I think this look is great for daytime; she always seems to have such a natural look but still looks great. If you haven't watched New Girl...go do it now!!

Zooey as 'Jess' in New Girl

What do you think of Zooey, New Girl and this look?


  1. Love her style you actually do resemble her! especially on the second picture, same smile :) lovely post xx

    1. Awwh thank you! Not sure on the resemblence but I love her make-up style! x

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    1. Thanks! She's definitely my new style crush! xx

  3. You look stunning here! Fab look :) x

  4. You are too cute!! I remember having a serious girl crush on Zooey like, 4 years ago because her hair is hair porn, basically. (I cut in a fringe because of her...turns out fringes look horrible on me)(Also, I really need to catch up in New Girl)
    Love this look!

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ

  5. Thanks! I know right, I need to know the secrets behind that mane haha! Definitely catch up on New Girl- I've just finished Series 3 and it's insanely good :) x

  6. You did a really good job here at recreating her look. She always looks amazing, she's one of my big girl crushes. I love New Girl but I wasn't the biggest fan of Series 3. I'm always watching the first two series on Netflix though, Schmidt is my hero xx

    1. Thank you :) The Prince episode was really good in series 3! Schmidt happens haha! xx


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