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September 1 2014

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Makeup Bag Check: Amy Adams

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The Mission: Give Amy Adams the chic, minimalist, Calvin Klein treatment for a front-row seat at the designer’s Spring show.

The Face Painter: Celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto

The Face: To ensure that Adams face looked flawless but not overdone, Sollitto applied MAC Face and Body foundation with a damp sponge, dusting it with the slightest bit of loose powder to set. “I wanted her skin to breathe,” he insists. For the perfect “just after a run” flush, Sollitto blended NARS Blush in Douceur onto Adams’ cheeks, which he topped with a finger-patting of Jouer Chiffon Highlighter that also wound up on the cupid’s bow of her lips and the bridge of her nose for a dose of luminosity.

The Eyes: “On her eyes I turned to Tarte,” says Sollitto, who swept its creamy neutral Eyeshadow in Call across lids, etching a faint black line across her top lash line with MAC’s Eye Pencil in Smolder. To intensify the line, Sollitto brushed on a topcoat of Tarte Eyeshadow in Wild, a purple pigment that offers up a nice alternative to more predictable shades of black or brown. As a finishing touch, he added a few swipes of Benefit’s Get Bent mascara on top and bottom lashes, layering Ulta’s eye shadow in Toast, a golden brown, underneath the lower lash line “so the shape [was] supported.”

The Lips: Looking for a pop of color for Adams’ pout, Sollitto mixed two lipsticks from Hourglass Cosmetics, including the pink-nude Fresco and Nocturnal, a plum-rose. “These tones bring out the blue in her eyes and were the perfect understated focal point,” he surmises.

The Result: A pulled-together, flawless look that was in good company alongside fellow front-row ticket holders like Diane Kruger and Emma Stone.

Photo: Getty Images

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