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Try Something New Tuesday: Amanda Seyfried’s Glossy Red Lip and Shimmery Eyes at the 66th Tony Awards
Tue, 12 June 2012 10:28AM
There’s something incredibly refreshing about the recent award shows and festivals that we’ve been covering such as the Met Gala and the CFDA awards. Although there’s still a a swag of stylists and a crew of hair and makeup artists on board to doll-up the stars, it appears that unlike other high pressured events, like the Oscars, more and more artists and actors are taking the gamble and opting for daring or at least unexpected hair and makeup combos in a bid to let their individual style shine through.
Enter this picture of Amanda Seyfried sporting a glossy red lip, a generous coating of mascara and just the right amount of shimmer on the lids at the recent 66th Annual Tony Awards. It’s pretty impressive, right?
If you’re ready to follow Amanda’s lead, here are some pointers I swear by…
1. Always start with the lip.
The red pout is key to this look so it makes sense to tackle the lip colour first. That way, once you’re satisfied with the amount of colour, you can make a start on the remainder of the makeup, like the eyes and cheeks, without it looking too over the top.
When it comes to long lasting wear, it pays to layer a lip liner in a matching shade of red over the top of the lipstick. It sounds whacky, but the beauty of wearing a liner on top is that it not only boosts the intensity of the colour, but it also creates a barrier to help cut down on the number of touch-ups you’ll need throughout the day, or night.
Now while the next step, adding the gloss, is totally optional, it’s one that I suggest you strongly consider. Adding a hint of a clear gloss not only keeps the red looking modern, but it also does a stellar job at helping to play up the light to make the pout appear fuller.
2. Move on to the eyes
Although there are no rules when it comes to wearing a bold wash of lippie, personally I think less is more and that’s why I’m favouring Amanda’s nude-ish eye. To recreate Amanda’s look, you can start by prepping the eye area with a liquid concealer. It not only gives the shadow that follows something extra to bind to but most importantly, it helps to even out any blue or red undertones in the skin to keep the eyes looking well rested. In terms of the colour, you can’t go wrong with a bronze or golden shadow taken from the inner corner of the eye, across the lid and up to the brow bone before finishing off with a coat or two of mascara.
3. Tackle the base.
The downfall of wearing any red or pink-based lip colour is that they tend to have a knack for exaggerating any existing redness in the skin which means a little extra elbow grease in the concealer department may be needed. You can start by blending a semi-matte foundation all-over before going back with a liquid concealer to pin-point any tricky areas, like the nose, the chin or the cheeks that may need extra coverage.
Are you loving Amanda’s diversion from her usual peaches adn cream-toned makeup?
Are you with us when we say the red lip makes her look approximately 87% more glamarous and grown up?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe