Industry leading and fashion forward make-up artist Jules Cardozo-Marsh shows us how to get Amy’s red carpet look for your wedding day.
Amy Adams dazzled on the red carpet for the recent Golden Globes and won Best Actress for her role in American Hustle but what we all want to know is how can we dazzle like Amy by stealing her red carpet look.
We don’t all have her make-up artist, Stephen Sollitto on speed dial so here is my ‘how to’ get that golden look.
The inspiration for the make-up came directly from the film Amy stars in and whilst she was searching Google with Stephen an image of Lauren Hutton popped up, she looked so bronzed and beautiful they said that she became the inspiration for the ‘look’.
Primer is an essential part of any make-up routine and non-more so than a red carpet event when the worlds camera lenses will be directed on you from every angle, this also applies to your wedding day make-up. Laura Mercier foundation primer is an amazing product and it’s an essential product in my make-up kit.
Amy has amazing skin so keep it light and fresh by using a luminous foundation; try Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, a cult brand amongst make-up artists. Apply only where needed to even out the skin tone.
Apply concealer by patting with the pads of your fingers as the warmth helps it disburse but remember to go easy around the eye area, one to avoid is Touché Éclat as this can give you the ‘panda eye’ effect and can react with camera flash. Less is definitely more when using any products around the eye area especially as we age… try Make up Forever HD Invisible Cover Concealer great for banishing dark circles.
Apply a little loose powder to the T-Zone to combat any shine, blotting paper is always good to carry in your handbag and MAC blotting paper is the best.
On Amy’s eyes warm red-based colours were used to complement the amazing Valentino dress she was wearing, remember it’s not essential to match but complement. Apply Estée Lauder Pure Colour Eye shadow in Sizzling Copper all over the lids and blend, blend, blend. Line the outer corner of the eyes by using a plum eye pencil, try Body Shop and smudge it to soften the edges. Black can be a little harsh sometimes so try experimenting.
Next step apply lashings of Diorshow Black Out Mascara, the spiral brush really works the product into the lashes and creates full flirty lashes perfect for the camera.
To warm up Amy’s skin Stephen used Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder in Matt Bronze, apply under the cheekbones, along the hairline and jawline for added definition but go easy on this product and blend well, you want to keep the overall look soft.
Complete the look by applying tangerine tinged blush by Laura Mercier in Praline to the apples of your cheeks, blending with your fingers and whilst not wanting to match the fabric colour to your lipstick chose a pink/orange based lipstick to add a pop of colour, try Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Favorite.
Now if only I had a Golden Globe…![hr]
For more information on Jules’s bespoke bridal services please check out her website: julescardozomarsh.com or email Jules at email@example.com. Jules travels throughout the UK and Europe and has a studio in the heart of Mayfair. Private lessons are available by appointment only.