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03/23/2015 at 05:56 PM ET
Rumer Willis is an early frontrunner in the Dancing with the Stars Season 20 competition, scoring the highest marks during her debut foxtrot performance with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. (And of course her famous family was on hand to cheer her on.) This week, Rumer and Val will take on the Cha Cha, and we have the exclusive first look at the star’s hot outfit and bold beauty look.
Courtesy Rumer Willis
The 26-year-old actress will be wearing a two-piece gunmetal costume covered in beaded fringe during her dance to Adele’s “Rumor Has It.” (We can already hear the “saucy, seductive, sensual” comments coming from judge Bruno Tonioli.)
“She wants to look powerful and feminine à la Xena, The Warrior Princess,” DWTS head makeup artist Zena Shteysel tells PEOPLE exclusively, describing her entire look as, “intense, fiery and passionate.”
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For her makeup, Shteysel focused heavily on the star’s eyes.
“Rumer wants to look fierce for this dance, so I find the best way to communicate that is through the eyes and hers are amazing,” she shares. “I created a smoky, strong, intense look and she does the rest through her dance and character.”
Courtesy Rumer Willis
To create her statement eye look, Shteysel used a metallic silver shade and “tons” of Ardell false eyelashes (a mix of Wispies, #318’s and Mini Flares). On her lips she used Kevyn Aucoin lipliner in Medium and Stila liquid lipstick in “Bellissima.”
“A lot of the products I use are housed in my Z Palette for fast and easy touch ups on set,” she says.
Shteysel has the tough task of keeping all the star makeup looks diverse. “Everyone on the show is their own individual, so they are already set apart,” she says. “It’s my job to bring out their uniqueness even more.”
What do you think of Rumer’s look? Are you hoping she goes all the way on DWTS? Share your thoughts below.
–Brittany Talarico, with reporting by Alex Apatoff