Hitting the red carpet is a dream and even more so when you're at the Oscars! Amy Adams, continued the theme of a dream with this fabulous neutral Oscar de la Renta dress which is full of whimsy. Although I love this dress and the grey tones, I'm still not convinces that this was the right dress for Amy in terms of the hue (I would have loved seeing her wear it in a toned down gold or any color that would have a pop in it as it's hard to pull off a neutral depending on your tone/undertones). She completes her look with fabulous diamond earrings and a bracelet from Mouawad which makes the entire look even more regal!
To get Amy's beauty look, she has Chanel and Celebrity Makeup Artist Stephen Sollitto to thank for this! You can create the same effect when you want to have this same look. Below, Stephen let's you know how he created it and of course, what he used.
My inspiration is always a combination of the girl, the dress, the occasion and our feeling the day of the event. Since the gown is a pale slate, I wanted Amy's face to have subtle color. I thought a palette of plums, taupes and pinks would be
perfect for her. This is no specific look, just a stunning overall appearance with focus on her eyes.
Her skin was given a good dose of hydration with CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum followed by CHANEL Sublimage Essential Regenerating Fluid and CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Yeux. I find that by moisturizing well, the foundation melts into the skin rather than drying on top of it. If her skin doesn't look healthy, you distract from the whole look. CHANEL Hydra Beauty Serum protects and helps the skin achieve optimal moisture levels, while CHANEL Sublimage, the most luxurious cream you will ever use, delivers the moisture. This step is just as important as I want Amy's skin to be at its best.
I used a combination of CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-‐Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum
SPF15 in 20 Beige on the high planes of the face and added a little CHANEL Perfection Lumiere Long-‐Wear Flawless Fluid Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF15 through the center of the face to give a velvety complexion. I apply this with a damp
sponge so the application can be gentle and sheer leaving Amy's well moisturized skin to breath.
On the apples of her cheeks, I lightly dusted CHANEL Powder Blush in Rose Petale, which is a perfect pink so she
looks flush with color, but not overpowered by it. I then added Poudre Signée De Chanel Illuminating Powder on the high cheekbones, a tiny amount on the bridge of the nose and the heart of her lips to add dimension and illumination. This effect is really beautiful and I love that it enhances how skin looks in photographs.
Amy's eyes were the focus today. We thought an ethereal smokey eye using plums and taupes would be softer and
perfect match for the dress. I swept her whole lid with the pale pink shade from CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow in
Mystic Eyes. This just gives me a blank canvas and a clean eye to work with but adds just a hint of sheen. Next, I lined her inner
upper and lower lids with CHANEL Precision Eye Definer in Brun. I did this first so it would blink away as we continued. Next, I lined
her upper lash line with the same pencil, smudging it out with a small brush. Over that pencil I swept this beautiful reflective shadow CHANEL Illusion D'Ombre in llusoire. This smudged the eye even more, softening yet deepening the color. I swept this
out to the corners making sure to blend. Lastly, in the very outer corners -‐ right in the lash line -‐ I tapped the deep plum color from CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow in Raffinement with a flat brush into her lashes darkening the root and the corners of her
eyes. Under her lower lash line, from corner to corner, I brushed the taupe color from this quad. Then with a straight flat brush, I
ground the muted lavender from this palette into the lower lashes. You're building the eye out here and each color is important.
The end result is subtle drama.
I curled the lashes and added two coats of CHANEL Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir. I always use waterproof
mascara on so it stays all night. I added a few individual lashes in medium and small to thicken the lashes and add some drama without having to go too dark with the shadow.
I used CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Pygmalion (Available May 2013) on her lips for an
easy, effortless hint of pink. For a bit of reflection, I did a light coat of CHANEL Glossimer in Eden (Available May ) over it. This adds a bit of glamour with out stealing focus.