The hair, the makeup, the dresses! Last night’s red carpet had a ton of showstopping looks. Here are our top picks for the most under-played winner of the night: The skin care prep products that got the stars glowing.
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Celebrity makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Anderson accented Amy’s embellished caped gown with dramatic metallic eyes and a flawless complexion courtesy of Elizabeth Arden and Kiehl’s. “I tightened her skin to prep for makeup with Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, leaving it on for six minutes. Then, I used Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream to nourish her skin and create a smooth base,” Reiss-Anderson says. Pro tip: To avoid any pastiness and even out skin tone, Reiss-Anderson created a custom-made concoction by mixing a few drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate with Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup in Vanilla Shell.
From her stunning gown to her skin care and makeup, Charlize donned head-to-toe Dior. The first step: “I began by applying Dior Capture Totale Crème. The texture is light enough to create the perfect base for any foundation,” says celebrity makeup artist Francesca Tolot for Dior Beauty.
Chantecaille makeup and RéVive skin care gave Reese a fresh, youthful look last night. Celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern started with an energizing facial spray, massaged in RéVive Intensité Moisture Serum Extrême to lock in her dew, and then applied RéVive Intensité Crème Lustre Day Cream to help increase elasticity while giving Reese’s skin a bright glow.
With her always radiant and porcelain skin, the Academy Award–nominated Best Actress and SK-II Global Ambassador counted SK-II Facial Treatment Essence as her first step secret weapon. Next, makeup artist Jeanine Lobell used the new R.N.A. Power Essence and R.N.A. Power Cream. “Having a good base for makeup application is the key to a beautiful final makeup look,” Lobell says.
It was Brie’s big night, but celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin wanted to keep it simple with skin care. “I used CHANEL La Solution 10 de Chanel Sensitive Skin Cream, a lightweight moisturizer, mostly on the outer edges of her face,” she says.
Rachel’s sister, celeb makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, did her sun-kissed makeup. “I wanted Rachel’s look to be a little sexy, a little sultry. I think she was going against the grain, choosing the slinky dress that she did. We wanted to keep those clean lines, and to give her eyes the same pop that her dress had,” she says. “I used CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to create a healthy glow. I applied foundation in layers, really buffing it in with a blending brush, then adding slightly more with a small beautyblender. I applied CHANEL Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base to contour, especially in the hollows of her cheeks. It wasn’t about it being perfect, but I just wanted a sun-kissed effect.”
Skin care doesn’t stop at your neck, as Emily proved last night. Her allover glow came thanks to some temporary self-tanner. Jenn Streicher, celebrity makeup artist for Laura Mercier, swept St. Tropez One Night Only Wash Off Face & Body Lotion in Light/Medium on her arms and chest to create a luminous, dewy finish.