Our first reaction when we saw the photos from the American Hustle New York premiere, was, "Wow, Amy Adams looks gorgeous." Her makeup looked exactly how you always want your makeup to look—natural and subtle—essentially looking like yourself, but just better.
Her creamy complexion looked flawless and we loved that her makeup artist used just a hint of blush on her cheeks to ensure a natural look. The American Hustle star's bronze eye makeup brought out the blue in her eyes and gave a little festive sparkle.
The tangerine nude lip brought the whole look together—adding a little pop of color without clashing with her eye makeup or hair color.
Get the Look: Celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto, who created Amy's makeup look, said in a statement, "I wanted Amy's look to be sexy yet current, a cross between Julie Christie and Kate Moss."
To prep Amy's face, Stephen dotted tarte's maracuja c-brighter eye treatment on her lids and underneath her eyes, then applied Chanel Sublimage cream all over her face.
With a damp sponge, Stephen applied tarte's Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation in light.
To give her face dimension, he swept tarte's Amazonian clay mineral powder bronzer in Park Ave Princess over her temples, across her hairline, the tip of her nose, and under her chin. To keep her cheeks looking fresh, he dabbed tarte's cheek stain in Tipsy, then dusted Elevated Blush from the "be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Collector's Palette" (available in January) over top.
To create Amy's smoky bronze eye, Stephen smoothed the shade "Sand Out from the Crowd" in the "be MATTEnificent Amazonian colored clay matte collector's palette" over her lids. Then he brushed Bronze Horizon from the "Sultry Sunset Amazonian Clay 8-shadow Collector's Palette" onto the lid, into the crease, and beneath her lower lashes.
Along the upper lash-line and lower outer corners, Stephen used tarte's skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliner in Golden Tigers Eye. He finished by darkening the lash-line with tarte's "two plums up" shade from the "be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Collector's Palette". To define her lashes, Stephen used two coats of tarte's lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara.
For Amy's pucker, Stephen created a tangerine nude by blotting her lips with tarte's new LipSurgence™ power pigment in tipsy (available in January), then layered LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in exposed over top.
This look is just stunning and we intend to try it for our next holiday party. Now, if we're being nitpicky (and let's face it we're always being nitpicky) Ms. Adams could have stepped it up a bit in the hair accessory department. We were wearing those comb headbands to high school football games back in the day (okay, way back in the day). We're all for rocking good drugstore finds, but the plastic headband is way too casual for that delicate lace dress. But let's face it… the makeup is so pretty we can't let a little piece of plastic ruin her perfect score. Yes, we're always keeping score… Obviously.
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