6 posts tagged "Hailee Steinfeld"
Former face of Miu Miu, Hailee Steinfeld, hit yesterday’s Teen Choice Awards sporting dramatic blue eye makeup and an equally impressive manicure. We’re used to seeing the 16-year-old more barefaced, but the fact that she opted for denim-colored shadow over black or grey makes it feel fresh and reminiscent of the indigo eyes seen this past Fall at Thakoon and Jason Wu. “It was still smoked, but not as hard as a black eye would be,” makeup artist Stephen Sollitto says of the more youthful navy look. While he didn’t employ quite as much sparkle as face painter Diane Kendal did at Thakoon, a touch of Ramy OMG! Over Mascara Glitter & Liner was dotted on the inner corners of Steinfeld’s eyes for a brightening effect.
As for her nails, celebrity manicurist Ashlie Johnson took inspiration from the whimsical and graphic pattern on her House of Holland dress—using a combo of Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Élixir and Blue Satin to create starbursts on Steinfeld’s ring fingers. Her pinky was painted blue not only to tie back to her bold makeup, but in honor of Secret Deodorant’s Mean Stinks campaign (where girls are asked to paint one nail blue and “pinky swear” to stop bullying). When it comes to this teen, beauty runs deep.
Comic-Con is in full swing, and Hailee Steinfeld got into the spirit of things to promote her upcoming film, Ender’s Game. The young actress turned up at a press event yesterday rocking intricate, Roy Lichtenstein-inspired, cartoon nail art that must’ve taken her manicurist hours to paint. One graphic digit even spelled out the name of her character in the movie, Petra. Now that’s dedication to a role.
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The Face Painter: Makeup artist Stephen Sollitto.
The Eyes: “Even though Hailee is so young, I thought it was the perfect venue to be a bit more adventurous with her makeup,” said Sollitto, who broke out a purple eye palette before even applying a base. “If a 14-year-old can’t wear purple liner, who can?” the makeup artist asked, dusting the purplish shadow from Chanel’s Quadra Eye Shadow compact in Kaska Beige underneath Steinfeld’s bottom lashes, dragging it up and out so it reached her upper lid. “I went back over that with the gold from the same palette,” Sollitto explained, softening the edges with a brush so there were no harsh lines. Lids were covered with the same purple pigment, which Sollitto swept all the way to the brows. Reaching for NARS Eye Pencil in Manon, “a plain and simple purple,” Sollitto lined the inner rims of Hailee’s eyes, continuing above and below both lash lines. As a final step, he “grinded” Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Black into the roots of the lashes.
The Face: “Since I hadn’t done her foundation yet, I used a makeup wipe to clean up any shadow that had dropped on to her cheekbones,” Sollitto said. Then he blended Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup in Beige Rose Tendre all over Steinfeld’s complexion to even out her skin tone. For a slight pop of color, Sollitto swept its Joues Contraste blush in Rose Dust across the apples of her cheeks—”a perfect blushing pink.”
The Lips: Sollitto started with Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Bel Ami 66, a “faded raspberry,” but to ensure that Steinfeld didn’t look “garish” with too many colors, the face painter ultimately settled on Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Evasion 48. “It’s a paler pink and yet enough to support the dramatic eye.”
The Result: Steinfeld bested Elle Fanning in her own age group and kept pace with more senior Chanel-o-philes, like Kate Bosworth.
You needn’t look any further than Hailee Steinfeld’s red-carpet turns in Prabal Gurung, Prada, and most recently, Stella McCartney at the Met gala to know that the kid’s got fashion sense. But the 14-year-old True Grit star with the gorgeous, shiny mane of chestnut brown hair is emerging as a burgeoning beauty icon as well. Case in point: At the 13th Annual Young Hollywood Awards in L.A. this weekend, the newly named Miu Miu face accessorized her head-to-toe look from the house with a thin black cat-eye, baby spider lashes, courtesy of CoverGirl LashBlast in black, and a gorgeous raspberry mouth that makeup artist Stephen Sollitto patted on using Jouer Lip Gloss in Mirage. We love to see Hollywood’s bright young things getting hooked on the statement lip early. You too?
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?