If we're handing out awards for the most perfect makeup at the People's Choice Awards the other night, Allison Williams is at the top of my list. She complimented her blue and white David Koma dress (similar here) with the perfect understated makeup: extra-long lashes, slightly glossy nude lips and just the right hint of indigo eyeliner underneath her eyes.
Here's the close-up:
Perfection, n'est-ce pas?
Makeup artist Pati Dubroff was behind this look (no wonder it's so great). She started off by perfecting Allison's skin with Lancôme Teint Miracle Lit-From-Within Makeup, a medium-coverage foundation with light-reflecting pigments. It's oil-free and dermatologist-tested to be non-comedogenic and non-irritating, making it a great choice if you've got sensitive skin.
To mattify shine, Pati used Lancôme Dual Finish All Day Wear Versatile Powder Makeup, which is a finishing powder that doubles as a wet-to-dry foundation.
The cheeks are soft, and you'll totally recognize what she used: Lancôme Blush Subtil in Ménage a Trois. It's the same blush/bronzer/highlighter palette that Jessica Alba was wearing that night... makeup artists must be loving this one.
Now the most important part. Pati used not one but two colours of eyeliner to emphasize Allison's blue eyes. First, Lancôme Long Wear Calligraphy Gel EyeLiner in Black Fishnet in the waterlines and on the lash line, all the way around, to ground the look:
Then she used the same liner in Indigo Darling, a dark navy, just underneath the lower lashes for a smudgy, soft touch of colour.
You'll also notice there's a bit of soft sculpting on the lids, with the soft purplish taupe shade from the Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Dancing Rose.
I thought the lashes were false ones, but maybe not—Lancôme L'Extrême Mascara claims to instantly lengthen lashes by up 60 percent (!!). It attaches tiny fibres to each lash to give them more length.
Final touch was Lancôme Gloss in Love in Rose Oscar for the ultimate not-trying-too-hard lip:
Here's how it all came together:
Love a fresh face on the red carpet! It's yet another example of my favourite dress-up formula: hot dress, low-key makeup (and hair).
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