Sunday, September 20, 2009

Christina Applegate at 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards

in creating Christina Applegate's red carpet look for the 2009 Primetime Emmys, makeup artist Joanna Schlip took inspiration from the dramatic, sweeping Basil Soda gown the actress had chosen to wear. the vintage glamour of the navy stunner called for simple makeup that would still make a statement.

like the dress, Christina's makeup needed to exude a Brigitte Bardot/60's cool, but with a modern twist. since her hair was pulled back in a chic chignon, Joanna was able to play up Christina's eyes with a sexy smolder, while keeping her skin fresh and lips softly pink.

here's how her look was created:


for a radiant glow, Joanna prepped Christina's skin with three steps:

1.) she cleansed with Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser

2.) she then applied Clarins Multi-Active Day moisturizer

3.) she followed with Clarins Beauty Flash Balm for smooth, hydrated, radiant skin.


since Christina has naturally beautiful skin, Joanna kept her face mostly bare with a light wash of Clarins True Radiance Foundation. she finished with a dusting of Clarins Loose Powder in Translucent.


for a natural but luminous flush, Joanna applied Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette on the apples of her cheeks, sweeping up to the hairline. the shimmering highlighter perfectly reflected the california sunlight, giving a healthy, peachy-pink glow.


Joanna reflected the drama of Christina's dress with a smoldering eye. using the dark gray shade from Clarins Colour Quartet for Eyes in So Chic, Joanna gave a smokey depth to Christina's green eyes. to add definition and drama, she applied Clarins Eye Pencil in Black around the upper and lower lash line and inside the wet line, then finished with three coats of Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara in Black.


for a soft, modern pink mouth, Joanna applied Clarins Lip Definer in Bay Rose, and then added a hint of gloss with Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in Rose Pink.

visit for more info on all of the products used.

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