Makeup artist Judy Chin, who worked with Sarah Jessica Parker on the last four seasons of SATC and on several films, is responsible for SJP’s big-screen beauty.

“Sarah had many looks for this film but one thing that I always wanted to be present for her was a natural beauty that didn’t look like makeup,” Judy says.

“I tried to keep her eyes the focus by creating a strong yet natural lash line and I always framed her eyes with beautiful lashes. Also important: a healthy rosy flush to her cheeks, a soft mouth, and clean, healthy skin that had a natural glow and shine to it. I used blot film to remove excess shine and powdered only if I needed to.”

To give SJP’s skin a light, dewy finish, Judy applied tinted moisturizer with a brush, which gives a more even blend than fingers. Then she smoothed it out with a cosmetic sponge to work the color into the skin, making it more natural. She used concealer only where necessary, and gave SJP a slight rosy cheek using cream blush. By layering and blending it into the skin, it more closely mimics a natural flush.

“I worked the eye pencil into her lashline by applying it in between her lashes and smudged it very softly to blend it,” Judy says. “I was careful to coat her lashes from the root and brushed them out – and we always curled them.”

To steal the look, get carrie-d away with the following products:

Tarte Smooth Operator SPF 20: Liquid Foundation
TheBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Shiseido Accentuating Color Stick in Rosy Flush
NARS Multiples in Cannes, Copacabana, and Palm Beach

MAC Paint Pots in Constructivist, Bare Study, and Moss Scape
Paula Dorf Eye Colors in Hussy, Twilight, and Hypnotic
MAC Fluidline Gel Liner
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil
Laura Mercier Kohl Pencils

Shu Uemura Eyebrow Pencil
Paula Dorf Brow Tint

Laura Mercier Lip Balm

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4 Comments on Sex And The City Beauty: Carrie

  1. Jennifer
    May 29, 2008 at 8:50 PM (10 years ago)

    Wow Daneen, thanks for this. I love SJP’s look in stills I’ve seen and wondered how she got the look. I wish I could have a makeup artist follow me around all day. : )

  2. Tashina
    June 1, 2008 at 12:24 AM (10 years ago)

    This was an awesome post. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this!

  3. Anonymous
    June 1, 2008 at 5:59 AM (10 years ago)

    I have always wondered which blushes uses on screen..thanks.

  4. Anu
    June 2, 2008 at 5:22 AM (10 years ago)

    great post! i loves sjp’s loos in the movie