So you saw all of last night's Met Gala gorgeousness, correct? For some reason, I fell in love with almost every gown that walked down the red carpet. Blush. I think I'm just in need of a *major* shopping spree. Long overdue. And I'm definitely long overdue on getting all gussied up for an event. (I think the last one was when I was barely pregnant last August and met Anna Wintour at an Oscar de la Renta event. Sounds glam because it totally was! Wink.)
One of my fav looks for both fashion (look at the J. Mendel goodness!) and beauty was Anna Kendrick, channeling Audrey Hepburn. I mean, cue the ooh la las. I'm head over peeptoes in love with this ensemble and her beautiful hair and makeup. Seriously one of the few updos I like. What I can't get over...and not to be rude...is the makeup is by none other than Burt's Bees! Seriously...the makers of the lip balm you keep beside your bed.
Makeup artist Sara Glick pulled off this gorgeous makeup show and here's what she said:
"I wanted to keep her makeup look subtle, but elegant. I used Burt's Bees new Brightening Even-Tone Moisturizing Cream and Brightening Eye Treatment to prep her face. Then, I moved onto her eyes, which are definitely a focal point of the look."
Glick began by using an eyeshadow primer, followed by a black liner pencil, topped off with a liquid liner with a felt tip pen, essential for creating this precise "cat eye" look.
"We did a few swipes of mascara, followed by brows -- I added a bit of darker color to her brows to make them appear fuller and longer, again very Hepburn-esque. Underneath the brow, we used a highlighting pencil to give it an added pop."
"Last but certainly not least, we moved onto my favorite part of the entire look, the lip. I applied the Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia ($7, www.burtsbees.com), then blotted. Then, I used a lip brush to apply some of the Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Ruby Moon ($9, www.burtsbees.com) to the outer lip line to create a defined shape. Finally, I added a few sweeps of Ruby Moon to lock in the color. A fun tip -- to build color, try blotting between each application so that
you're working with a matte lip canvas."
Glick also used a very sheer liquid foundation, with a little warm pink blush on the cheeks, applying to the angles of the cheek bones and swept slightly into the apple of the cheek.
P.S. All Burt’s Bees products are available through www.burtsbees.com. And now, through June 30, purchase any two lip color products, and Burt’s Bees Hive with Heart program will donate two lip color products to Lipstick Angels, an emerging non-profit that provides makeover services to seriously ill women.
[Photo Courtesy Burt's Bees]