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September 2 2014

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3 posts tagged "Christina Ricci"

Red Alert

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Deep wine-stained lips may have been the prevailing beauty story this Fall, but Spring is near, and with it comes the promise of a new kind of pout preference. While the season saw nods to fuchsia, orange, and purple, it also proved that red is not, in fact, dead—no matter what the mulberry legions may have had you believe. Case in point: a birthday soiree last night, at No. 8 in New York, for Amy Sacco, Karen Mulligan, et al that saw guests such as Iman, Lily Aldridge, and Christina Ricci pull out their best crimson bullets. Interestingly, they all opted for matte finishes, another sign of the beauty sea change in the air; flat, no-shine pigment dominated the runways in September—and will prove an essential addition to your makeup bag over the next few months. And so we put it to you, dear readers: Who wore the matte scarlet mouth best?

Photo: Neil Rasmus / BFAnyc.com

Makeup Bag Check: Christina Ricci

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The Mission: Give Christina Ricci an art-meets-fashion beauty look for Givenchy’s closing party for Marina Abramović’s The Artist Is Present exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The Face Painter: NARS national makeup artist Francelle.

The Face: To build on the already impressive canvas that is Christina Ricci’s gorgeous porcelain skin, Francelle used NARS’ new Pro-Prime Skin Smoothing Face Prep and its Matte Foundation in Siberia Sheer (yes, that’s the lightest shade they’ve got).

The Eyes: To get the “edgy classic noir” look she was going for, Francelle focused her energies due north of Ricci’s nose. “It’s all about the eyes,” the makeup artist said, building green tones from NARS’ Misfit Duo Eyeshadow into otherwise bronzed lids courtesy of NARS’ Eyeshadow in Galapagos. A slightly smudged-out line of its Aigle Noir Soft Touch Shadow Pencil—and the fact that Ricci happens to have a particularly spectacular set of huge, wide-set peepers—added to the sultry factor.

The Lip: As a finishing touch, Francelle gave Ricci a pearlescent silver/mauve pout with NARS’ Lip Gloss in Harlow.

The Result: High-impact makeup that did her Riccardo Tisci-designed frock a big solid.

Photo: Jennifer Graylock / AP Photo

Christina Ricci’s Growth Period

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Christina Ricci went with a side sweep last night for the premiere of Paper Man at the Los Angeles Film Festival, pulling her bangs askew and slicking them back into a high pony. This, plus some recent paparazzi shots of her fringe hanging slightly below her eye, leads us to believe that she is growing out the short, choppy style she sported a few months back—which we think is a real shame. We found that look particularly forehead-flattering. You?

Photo: Getty Images