2013 Golden Globes: Emily Blunt

While Hollywood was traipsing around in slinky dresses and freezing in sub-60 degree weather, they missed something huge at the Golden Globes. Even though everyone is pretending nothing is amiss, I'm on to them. It's as clear as the hair dye on my towel. Someone has stolen all of their lipstick. It's almost like people have been retconned into forgetting they even have a pout worthy of playing up. I was so disenchanted by the hair and makeup I only made it until Girls premiered at 9pm.

(courtesy of Just Jared)

While Amanda Seyfried looked beautiful, like a pure, virginal canvas and Anne Hathaway looked stunning in her white Chanel, I just wasn't wowed. It's not to say that Kate Hudson didn't look like a golden god or that Jessica Chastain wasn't so gorgeous I'd consider adopting her as a sister wife (if she asked). But everyone was just a little off. If it wasn't for the no lipstick, pale faces, it was odd missing panels of fabric on gorgeous dresses. Maybe it's just me or maybe it's because I'm slowly blundering through caffeine withdrawal, but I just didn't love anything.

 (courtesy of Red Carpet Fashion Awards)

However, I did gasp once during the show at how beautiful someone looked. Emily Blunt looked fabulous. In the face, anyway. I don't recall the details of her dress (I was sure there was a cut out and now that I've added a photo, indeed there was a cut out), but her makeup was exquisite. If you loved her look and want the details, here they are, from her makeup artist Jenn Streicher.

In a gilded dress by Michael Kors, Emily Blunt more than lived up to her reputation as a Hollywood golden girl. The actress, nominated in the Best actress, Musical or Comedy category for Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, “definitely had something in mind as far as the look,” said Jenn Streicher. “Emily wanted smoky eyes paired with soft pink lips that echoed her Lorraine Schwartz ruby earrings.”

Skin: Jenn began by using Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum, La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream and La Mer Eye Concentrate. She then primed the skin with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, and followed with Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Ivory. She used two shades of Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer: Fair, a light shade, was used around the nose and as a highlighter, and Sand, a slightly darker shade, was applied under the eyes. Jenn completed the skin by applying the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light all over the complexion. Available in six different lighting settings, Ambient delivers a multi-dimensional luminescence to the complexion by capturing, diffusing and softening surrounding light. “It softens and enhances everything,” says Jenn.

Cheeks: Jenn applied Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer all over the face and neck to create a radiant glow. She then used the bronzer shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to contour the cheeks and jaw line. The blush shade from Illume was applied onto the cheekbones.

Eyes: She started by lining eyes with Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Espresso and softened the line with a brush. Jenn then applied the shell shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy as a highlight on the brow bone and followed with a matte brown eye shadow on the lid. Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara was applied to the lashes to volumize, lengthen and separate them. She amplified the brows with Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette.

Lips: Lips were infused with a beautiful wash of color courtesy of Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Edition, a soft pink shimmer.

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  1. I thought it was just me! I posted somewhere else that there wasn't much real glamour on the red carpets anymore, perhaps because there isn't much mystery about the lives of those walking it and as you've said, there's always something akilter. I would have prefered to see stronger makeup too, except the red lipstick on Anne Hathaway. Her face is more balanced in a toned-down color.

  2. I wish the "nude" lip trend would die already. I have not seen anyone on whom it looks attractive -- washed out, aged, cadaverous lips do not look good on anyone. Even the slightest sheer wash of a coloured gloss brightens the face. Why, oh why, are women trying to erase their lips??


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