At the 2014 National Board of Review Awards Gala on Tuesday, French actress Lea Seydoux stunned with a moody makeup look quite different from what we are typically seeing on the red carpet right now–Understated brows and no mascara–and the look is divine.
Makeup artist Jake Bailey was inspired by the rich colors in Lea’s attire to create a bold jewel-toned lip and subtle gilded eyes.
First, he prepped her face with Sjal Skincare Cela Intuitif Light Cellular Renewal Crème and her lips with By Terry Baume de Rose. Once everything was moisturized, Jake then buffed a small amount of Estée Lauer Double Wear Light Stay-In-Place Makeup all over Lea’s face and neck.
Then he set to work on the eyes. Jake used the NARS Balthazar Duo Eyeshadow and focused the gold shade (left) on the inner corners of the eyes, and then used the saffron colour (right) on the middle of the lid and in the crease. Then he took the green shade (left) in the NARS Blade Runner Duo Eyeshadow and applied it to the upper and lower outer corners of the eyes and in the crease for added depth and to pick up the emerald green of her blouse.
Jake left Lea’s brows completely natural–almost unheard of for a red carpet appearance–particularly right now–and simply set them in place using clear brow gel.
On her cheeks, Jake used Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light and mixed equal parts of both shades to create a “glowy, bronzy cream blush” and then blended it onto the cheeks and lightly across the hairline and temples.
Finally, for the bold lips, Jake used Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Wine all over the entire lip and then added a touch more of the By Terry Baume De Rose for some shine.
The result is a look that offers a stunning, understated drama. Perfection.
By Terry Baume De Rose
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-In-Place Makeup
NARS Balthazar Duo Eyeshadow
NARS Blade Runner Duo Eyeshadow
Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Wine