For the 81st annual Academy Awards, nominee Amy Adams, walked the red carpet with makeup designed by CoverGirl Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly R. Stern. The inspiration was a cross between Talouse Latrec’s dancing girls and the watercolor feeling of a Gustav Klimt painting.
“First of all, I have to say I was the most excited I have ever been this morning. I couldn’t sleep a wink. I was dreaming about Amy’s makeup,” Molly said. “The day was amazing. My goal was to make sure that her makeup was saturated but not overdone. I wanted to give her a face without competing with the dress.”
“I started by prepping the face with Jurlique citrus spray to give the face a healthy lift then I gave Amy a light facial massage with La Mer moisturizing lotion. Next I based her face with YSL Perfect Touch #2. Then l blushed her cheeks with Chantecaille Aquablush in Frivolous as a peachy base with Chantecaille Sesame peach eyeshadow over top.”
“Her eyes are based with NARS cream eyeshadow in Maracaibo. Over that I blended Shu Uemura shadow in gray 960 mixed with Shu Uemura shadow in purple 700 all over the lid up into the crease. With a flat shadow brush I added a touch of NARS shadow in Ondine on the inside corner of her lid to give the eye a little gold hint. I lined the top and underneath of her eye with Trish McEvoy’s Arabian Nights Definer. To soften the line underneath, I added a soft smudge of Suqqu lavender shadow in #27. On her lashes, I put one soft coat of CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Mascara in Black Ruby.”
“On her lip, I based her lip with La Mer Lip Balm then applied a thin coat of Outlast Lipstain by CoverGirl in Plum Pout. Then a sheer layer of Shu Uemura wine lip color in 265 with a dot of CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint in Plum Crazy at the center of her lip for a little extra pout. That’s also what she took in her bag for touch ups.”