13 posts tagged "Amy Adams"
Yesterday afternoon, Hollywood’s best and brightest gathered at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the 83rd annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon. All the usual suspects were there: Natalie, Michelle, Annette, Nicole, Amy, Hailee, Melissa. Noticeably missing was the heavy makeup. Daytime events call for a beauty look quite distinct from those preceded by long red carpets. Natural pigments, soft blown-out hair typically worn down, rather than in a structural updo, and lip gloss, not lipstick, are the call of the day. Cream blush in shades of apricot (Michelle Williams ) and pink (Amy Adams) reigns supreme. We’ve actually come to look forward to events like this because it gives us a chance to see some big-screen beauties in the flesh, without all of the pomp and circumstance. Nary a smoky eye made a cameo at this party, replaced instead by a few compulsory slashes of mascara (you need something to add drama in lieu of crimson pouts and aubergine shadows). Which got us to thinking: More actresses should go au naturel to better showcase their famous faces, don’t you agree?
Another item for our Sun: Love It/Hate It file: Cate Blanchett—who is known for her creamy alabaster complexion—admits that “truckie’s arm” is unavoidable no matter how much SPF you put on in the summer, and that every now and again, even she breaks out the bronzer to simulate a golden glow. SK-II bronzer, of course. [Sydney Morning Herald]
“I wasn’t put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit.” —Amy Adams on her body, being A-OK with her post-baby figure, and not succumbing to the weight pressure Hollywood puts on new moms. [Daily Mail]
Rihanna: A Year in Hair is now up and running. Remember the blond streak/brunette bowl cut era? Ah, those were the days…. [StyleList]
Someone who will not be getting into any Riri-style hair dye adventures in the new year is Will Ferrell. The comedian recently quipped that it was his idea to dye his hair platinum blonde for his role in Zoolander, but that he will “never do it again.” So…shall we expect to see a brunette Mugatu in the movie’s much-anticipated sequel? [Digital Spy]
Designer Chris Benz, on the other hand, is totally down. “I thought this might only be holiday hair, but I think I’m gonna have it stick around for a while,” Benz has said of his new, multicolored Manic Panic’d strands. [Paper Mag]
Amy Adams, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Aniston still don’t have beauty contracts. Neither do Rachel Bilson, Sandra Bullock, or January Jones. So who’s next? Our money is on Taylor Swift. If you see a fragrance from the country crossover sensation in the coming year, we told you so. [WWD]
Good news: The elusive male contraceptive pill is currently undergoing clinical trials. Bad news: a new study shows that most women are skeptical as to whether their partners would remember to take it. [Science Daily]
If you’ve been wondering why Hayden Panettiere dyed her hair red, it’s because the Heroes star is apparently tired of being thought of as cute—a difficult mold to break out of when you are 5″ 2″ and play a cheerleader on TV. [Avon]
In other questionable hair color choices, yesterday’s news that Kate Moss had jumped on the gray-hair-is-now-cool-for-all-ages bandwagon is, well, yesterday’s news. The model is back to her golden blond just 24 hours later. Perhaps we should consider her two-tone moment a fleeting homage to her pal Daphne Guinness. [Daily Mail]
Aging is not necessarily gradual, a new study shows, and can actually take a nose-dive into wrinkles territory once you reach a “tipping point,” now thought to be age 35. Enjoy 34 while it lasts. [Daily Mail]
In search of inspiration for Amy Adams’ red-carpet look at the Julie & Julia New York premiere last night, CoverGirl makeup artist Molly Stern looked no further than the actress’ full-length Carolina Herrera gown. “It always seems that inspiration ends up coming from the dress,” Stern said of the charcoal-and-white-patterned floor-length number that was speckled with gold beading. Borrowing from that color palette, Stern went for a steel and copper smoky lid using a combination of Shu Uemura’s Cream Eye Shadow in P Taupe, Vincent Longo’s Liquid Eye Shadow in Silky Orange, and NARS Eye Shadow Duo in Brumes, dabbing a “smidge” of a Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in ME Gold 350 on the inner corners to highlight. After a few coats of CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Mascara in Black Sapphire, Stern warmed up Adams’ ivory skin with a peachy cheek courtesy of CoverGirl Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach. A golden amber lip painted with CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Cinnamon Smile completed the look, with a dab of YSL Golden Gloss over top to provide a flashbulb-friendly glimmer.
For anyone who has ever doubted the berry lip’s versatility, Amy Adams’ cameo at the premiere of the Night at the Museum sequel last night likely made a believer of you. Turns out that in its glossy, slightly sheer incarnation—heavy on the liner, of course—you can wear it straight through summer. Side note: How are you feeling about her new lighter locks, which are looking a bit more blond than strawberry these days?