I'm used to seeing Amy Adams in vintage waves and strong lips, so it was a surprise to see her at the Golden Globes in a textured, braided updo with peachy makeup and bronzed skin. If I had to choose, I probably prefer when she goes for a more traditional Old Hollywood look, but this is a fun change. Gotta mix it up, right?
Oh, and those crinkles around her eyes that a few peeps have commented on? I think they're totally normal for a 39-year-old with this kind of fair, delicate skin. As her longtime makeup artist Stephen Sollitto commented the other day in the Palm Springs Film Fest coverage, Amy hasn't done anything to her face. That's a rarity in Hollywood (as you know if you read this column). Celebs are kind of damned if they do, damned if they don't... I think it's refreshing that Amy has resisted the anti-aging pressure.
Here's the close-up of the makeup:
Stephen says he was inspired by Amy’s movie, American Hustle, and the brushed-out hair and glowing skin of the '70s era.
The night before the Globes, Stephen instructed Amy to apply RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Retexturizing Hydrator:
And RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream (after cleansing her skin).
On awards day, he started by applying Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation—this is the same foundation Reese Witherspoon was wearing, and it'll be out fall 2014. “This foundation goes on easily but the finish is very polished," says Stephen. "It’s long-wearing, oil-free and lightweight. The best thing is that is gives you a matte finish, so you don’t have to dust your face with loose powder. It’s built-in—simple and genius.”
To dial up Amy's glow, Stephen lightly dusted her face with Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder in Matte Bronze.
For the eyes, Stephen started with Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink, all over Amy's lids as a base.
Next, he layered Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Terracotta along the lash lines and lids, extending it a bit at the outer corners and also underneath her bottom lashes.
To make Amy's eyes pop, he then dragged Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Plum along her upper lash line and the outer corner of her lower lash line.
The mascara is Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara, brushed through both upper and lower lashes.
He finished the eyes by dabbing Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Sugar Frost at the inner corners for a subtle highlight.
Stephen blended two lipsticks for a customized shade that complemented Amy's glow but didn't compete with it for attention. He used Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour in Discretion:
Here's the finished look:
And here are Amy's nails:
Tom Pecheux painted them (who knew he could do nails too?). He used two coats of L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail Collection Privée in Eva's Nude, of which I can't find a photo online—but did find some scoop on over at Nouveau Cheap. They're similar, but not quite the same as the Collection Privée polishes that launched during TIFF.
And now on to hair. Here's the incredible side view of Amy's 'do:
"I wanted to give the hair a more textured look to complement the simple, clean lines of Amy's gorgeous Valentino dress," says her hairstylist, Laini Reeves.
Laini prepped her hair with Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse, and then gave her a smooth blowout.
Then, she sectioned the hair into four pieces and braided the hair back. The remaining hair was pulled into a tight ponytail, pinned into a bun and then sprayed with Charles Worthington Style Setter Long Lasting Max Hold Hairspray.
Finally, Laini pulled the braids closest to the ears around the top of the bun, and the top braids were pulled down and around the bun for a lifted effect.
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