Can we just take a minute to look at Angelina Jolie from last night's awards? Everything is flawless. Her dress, her accessories, and-- especially-- her makeup. This is a classic 1940's-1950's look. The phrase "Old Hollywood glamour" gets thrown around fairly loosely, but that's exactly what we're seeing here.
To replicate Angelina's look, try these products:
Meaningful Beauty Glowing Serum (QVC, $62). This serum will moisturize and give you a lit-from-within glow before you put on any makeup. You've got to have radiance on the red carpet! Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer (Sephora, $48). Prime with this product to create a smooth canvas for makeup application. This multi-tasker minimizes pores and fine lines, evens out skin texture and tone, and protects the skin with SPF 20. Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation (Sephora, $34). The complexion of that era was matte and flawless. Rather than go for the HD version of the foundation, use this one to keep the shine down even further. Best of all, unless you have extremely oily skin, you don't need a powder on top. Cargo Medium Matte Bronzer (Cargo, $28). It looks like Angelina's makeup artist skipped the blush and sculpted her face with bronzer, emphasizing her cheekbones. Cargo has long been a red carpet staple, and this bronzer is the best in the business. Use it just below your cheekbones to draw attention to them. Make Up For Ever HD Powder (Sephora, $30). For a perfected, airbrushed look, tap a tiny bit in the cap (like sprinkling cinnamon on your latte), dip your powder brush in, tap off excess, and apply to face with a rolling motion. The biggest mistake you can make with this powder is to over-apply.
Eyes Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden (Sephora, $19). Match the rest of your matte complexion with this base. Cargo Essential Palette (Cargo, $32). This palette of matte neutrals comes in three options: Cool, Warm, and Dark, allowing you to match the shadow to your skin tone. (A simple test for skin tone: press down on the veins of your inner wrist for five seconds, then let go. If your skin has a yellowish cast and the veins appear green, you have a warm skin tone. If your skin has a pinkish cast and the veins appear blue, you have a cool skin tone. If you're still not sure, it's best to err on the side of warm). For Angelina's look, skip the darkest shade; the '40s and '50s were a time of natural colors. Highlight your inner corner with the lightest shade, sweep the second shade over your entire lid, and accent the outer corner of your lid and into your crease with the third shade. Blend everything together for a natural look. Lorac Front of the Line PRO in Black (Sephora, $23). Angelina is wearing the classic '40s-'50s wingtip. For a perfect wing, start lining on the bottom of your eye first, near the center, and draw outward. When you get to the outer corner of your eye, extend the line. Then line from the top center, drawing outward, and meet the other line to make a point. Fill in any blank space. Benefit They're Real Mascara (Sephora, $22). Unbeatable volume, curl, and length. No mascara matches this one for dramatic lashes. Make sure you start at the roots of your lashes to get the maximum effect, and don't touch the bottom lashes-- concentrate only on the top ones.
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Lip (Sephora, $30). We don't all have Angelina's lips. For those of us who don't, we can always dream-- and cheat a little. Dab a bit of this on your lips for an instant smoothing and plumping effect. Make Up For Ever Aqua Lips in 8C (Sephora, $18). Draw the top center and bottom center of your lips first to create perfect symmetry. Next, draw the outer corners. Then, connect the lines and fill in your lips. Lorac Breakthrough Performance Lipstick in Leading Lady (Sephora, $22). This bold red with blue undertones is the perfect finishing touch for Angelina's amazing red carpet look.
So, what do you think of her look? Stunning? So-so? (And her dress, and all the other dresses... oh, I love awards season...)