Allison Williams sported a dramatic beauty look for the 2018 SAG Awards, a first for her this awards season, swapping her otherwise romantic and soft beauty styles for a bolder and statement making look.
The stunning look created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan was all about recreating the beauty and magic of Old Hollywood.
Her stunning and quite sparkly beaded and tasseled Ralph & Russo Couture gown was reminiscent of the dresses worn by the stylish socialites of the Jazz Age, and Kelsey wanted to incorporate some of that vintage glitz into her award’s look. To complement the drama of Allison’s dress, Kelsey kept the focal point of the look on a bold, classic red lip with a wine undertone. Here’s how she created this ultra-glam look:
SKIN: Kelsey really concentrated on treating the skin prior to applying the makeup. She believes that properly prepping the skin allows for an even and radiant base for foundation and beyond. Additionally, she loves to use a mask prior to any glam session if time permits. Thankfully, this was the case for this session and started off by applying Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask to Allison’s skin. Its five-minute application allowed the skin to brighten up and instantly boosted its radiance. For added radiance and diffusing of any fine lines or wrinkles on the skin, Kelsey applied a layer of Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate after the mask.
Hydration was the next crucial factor to tackle during her skin prep as parched, lack-luster skin rarely holds makeup well. She massaged a layer of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial cream onto Allison’s skin and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado to her under eye area. The skin under the eyes is more delicate than that of the rest of the skin and requires an extra layer of hydration. This also prevents the concealer from creasing or looking dry later in the evening.
FACE: Once the skin was properly prepped and moisturized, Allison primed the skin with Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector to diminish any excess shine and created a flawless canvas for foundation. Using a foundation brush, she blended the product onto her forehead and cheeks. Kelsey then, using a damp sponged, lightly buffed a layer of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Number 3.5 onto the skin and brought it down to the décolletage. To brighten up the eye area, she dotted Avon True Color Ideal Nude Cream Concealer in Neutral and blended it out. For a subtle contour, Kelsey sculpted Allison’s cheekbones with Avon True Color Transforming Contour Stick in Medium and highlighted them with Avon True Color Illuminating Stick for added glow. To mimic that natural lit from within radiance, she tapped the Illuminating Stick onto the cheeks and blended the iridescence with her finger.
EYES: Moving to the eyes, Kelsey dusted the lids with Avon True Color Flawless Loose Powder to serve as a base for shadow. Using the Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline, she blended Shade #3, which is a grey-toned black, to the lash line and outer corners for definition. For further definition and drama, Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black was applied to the upper lash line. Finally, to finish the eye look, Kelsey coated Allison’s lashes with a few layers of Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in Black.
LIPS: Prior to applying color, Kelsey primed Allison’s lips with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm for a smooth and ultra-hydrated pout. She then used a blend of Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Superb Wine and Supreme Red to create that bold red lip seen on Allison.
Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Number 3.5
Avon True Color Ideal Nude Cream Concealer in Neutral
NEW Avon True Color Transforming Contour Stick in Medium
NEW Avon True Color Illuminating Stick
Avon True Color Flawless Loose Powder
Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black
Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in Black
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm
Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Superb Wine and Supreme Red