Dakota Johnson is fifty shades of dazzling

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BY DONNA FREYDKIN

Oh, that Dakota Johnson. The actress simply slayed at Monday's Elle Women in Hollywood event, wearing second-skin Calvin Klein. Her dates: mom Melanie Griffith, grandma Tippi Hedren and half-sister Stella Banderas.

We connected with Johnson's longtime makeup guru Pati Prema Dubroff to get the scoop on her red-carpet razzle-dazzle.

"First of all, there is this sweetness about her and it's in equal balance with this fierceness. She's a combination of sweet and powerful. She's grown up in this industry. Look at her lineage. She's extremely professional and extremely aware of how lucky she is. She doesn't take any of that for granted. She couldn't be more kind and beautiful. Last night, seeing her with her grandmother and mother and sister, that bond is enviable," says Dubroff. "Last night her family was around so that was extra fun."


Hair-wise, Mark Townsend gave her a textured updo. We love it.

As for her visage: "Anastasia Contour Cream Kit in Fair is what I use on her face and eyes. It's my favorite thing right now. I use it on her cheekbones and jaw. The cheeks were a tiny little splash of Nars Amour blush," says Dubroff.

The eyes: "I used Nars black moon eyeliner pencil at the base of the lash line. Mascara was Benefit's They're Real. I love it. Lots and lots of lash. What I used to define her brows is Maybelline Define-a-Brow pencil in medium brown," says Dubroff.

And she finishes off the look with a little drama. "We like to bump up her lip color. Last night, I used Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in No 109 Rouge Noir. In the tube, it looks like blackberry but I stained it on her lip," says Dubroff.

Look for her on more red carpets as awards season gears up. Johnson plays Johnny Depp's wife in "Black Mass," and has the comedy "How to Be Single" out in February.

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BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dakota Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Fan First Screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - FEBRUARY 06: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan seen at 'Today Show' studios on February 06, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Presenter E.L. James (L) and Jamie Dornan, winner of the Vertu Breakthrough award, attend the GQ Men Of The Year awards in association with Hugo Boss at The Royal Opera House on September 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York fan first screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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