RED CARPET BREAKDOWN

photo: angela weiss

Last year I had the pleasure of heading up the make-up department for my client Krysten Ritter’s film Life Happens, that also stars Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson (and our very own Lauren has a cameo in it!).  So as you can guess it was a dream job for me to do their make-up every day for it!  It just premiered this month at the L.A. Film Festival (can’t wait for all of you to see it!) and Kate represented in style in a hot pink Richard Nicholl slip dress with nude Chloe heels and the Windsor bracelet from her Jewelmint line. Here’s how you can re-create this simple look I did for her.

To begin, Kate and I quickly decided we wanted the make-up to feel soft and light and not compete with the dress.  Remember to let your fashions make the statement while your make-up merely defines and accentuates your own natural beauty… and just because you wear a hot pink dress doesn’t mean you should be matchy-matchy and wear hot pink lipstick!  I opted for a sheer raspberry-tinted lip balm for a hint of pink that instantly yet effortlessly is feminine and sweet.  I paired it with a dusty-rose cream blush as a warm complement to the cool tone of the lip (heat it up between your fingers before swirling on the apples of your cheeks then blend the edges with a sponge).  I chose an eyeshadow that was almost the same color as her skin with a little shimmer in it, skipped eye liner then spent time and effort coating and separating each of her top lashes by wiggling and pulling the wand in upward strokes (then skipped mascara on the bottom lashes).  Lastly I filled in her brows one shade darker to anchor everything.

Super easy and breezy, ladies!  So all you’ll need to replicate Kate’s pretty-in-pink look this summer is these five items: raspberry lip balm, dusty-rose cream blush, skin-tone color eyeshadow, brow liner and mascara.  Oh and her super delicate and vintage-inspired Windsor bracelet!  Love!

XO Amy Nadine

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