Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles worked with Elizabeth Banks for the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday.
Fiona explains her beauty inspiration. “Clean with colour was the inspiration to complement Elizabeth’s dress for the American Music Awards. She looks so great with a strong brow and a bright lip – it’s my favourite way to make her up.”
Here’s how to get the look
Fiona said that a little contour gives a modern, sculpted look with just a touch of blush for a subtle flush. Plus it keeps the contour from looking too severe.
On the brows she used Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.
For the eyes, she just used a combination of a powder highlighter and contour instead of eyeshadow (Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder and MAC Lightsweep Highlighter). She likes using taupe because it adds depth without looking like a lot of makeup. It makes the eye colour pop and it doesn’t compete with the rest of the makeup. She used Antonym Eyeliner in Noir, a deep inky black pencil, to line the upper lid right along the lashes and then swiped Surratt Autographique Liquid Liner in Chat Noir on top of it to make it even blacker.
Loads of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black were applied on the top and a coat on the bottom to give the eyes a bit of 60s flavour.
For the lips she didn’t want to exactly match the colours in her dress so she mixed an orange and fuchsia to get a custom electric pink that lands in between the red and orange of the dress (Butter London LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ladybird & Dahling).
Tom Ford Concealing Pen in Medium/Light
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
NARS Sex Machine
Chanel Les Beiges #30
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder
MAC Lightsweep Highlighter
Antonym Eyeliner in Noir
Surratt Autographique Liquid Liner in Chat Noir
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black
Butter London LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ladybird & Dahling