Saturday, May 8, 2010
Get the Look: Alexa Davalos
Last month I did Alexa Davalos' makeup for the Clash of the Titans premiere. We had worked together when she was doing press for "Defiance" and I was so taken by her stunning natural beauty....she has a classic face and bone structure to die for. I was thrilled to work with her again, this time for press and the premiere of Clash of the Titans. For her premiere we kept the look simple and elegant. A red carpet look doesn't always have to be about a strong eye or bold lip, it can also be about a beautifully chic, sculpted face. I kept the palette in warm peach tones so she radiated a fresh glow.
I did a thin application of tinted moisturizer followed by a light dusting of translucent powder. A little warm nude blush under the cheekbones gives a pretty soft sculpting without looking hard. A touch of luminizer above that, on the top of the cheekbones brings light and radiance to the face. For the eyes I used a warm peachy shadow and went a bit above the crease, toward the brow. I used a matte taupe shadow in the crease and very gently blended it so there was just a hit of depth, and then used the same taupe shadow under the lower lashes, again for the feeling of depth. I pressed black pencil liner into the upper lashes and then did a thin swipe of black liquid liner over it, with a little flick past the lash line. Lots of mascara on top adds the final touch to the eyes.
Alexa has naturally red lips (I know, it's just not fair) so I used a light peachy lip color so as not to make them darker, and to tie the look together. The effect is an effortless beauty that compliments her stunning features.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in "Nude"
Laura Mercier "Translucent" Loose Powder
Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer in "Bare Radiance"
MAC powder blush in "The Perfect Cheek"
Josie Maran "Parfait" and "Valentine"
Chanel Precision Liner in "Noir"
Il Makiage cake liner in "Black"
Lancome Virtuose in "Black"
Smashbox Sheer Lipstick in "Splendid"