5 posts tagged "Rachel Goodwin"
The Mission: Give Revlon global brand ambassador Emma Stone a daytime-appropriate, “fresh and playful” makeup look for this weekend’s early afternoon New York premiere of The Croods.
The Face Painter: Chanel celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin.
The Face: After prepping the perimeter of Stone’s skin with Chanel Sublimage Essential Regenerating Fluid to avoid making skin too shiny, Goodwin dabbed Revlon’s Nearly Naked Foundation in Vanilla directly on to the center of her face, fanning it out toward the edges with a Beauty Blender sponge for a diffused effect. To add a subtle, emollient sheer-pink flush, Goodwin blended Revlon’s ColorBurst Lip Butter in Creamsicle across her cheeks.
The Eyes: Building a “softer version of a smoky eye,” Goodwin used warm metallic pigments from Revlon’s ColorStay 16H Eyeshadow Quad in Addictive and the molten-brown color from its Illuminance Crème Shadow Quad in Precious Metals, which she worked in to Stone’s lash line and up through the crease of her eyes. Curling the lashes, Goodwin finished by swiping on two coats of its PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara in Black on both the top and bottom.
The Lips: Using a blend of Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Runway and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Chic, Goodwin layered the nude pigments together for a “soft look” that still provided definition.
The Result: Makeup that was easy like a Sunday morning (spent on the red carpet).
There were definitely a few award recipients on last night’s 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast that we’ve never seen or heard of before. Archie Panjabi, we’re talking about you. But you’ll be pleased to know that facial recognition issues didn’t stop us from sizing up the beauty happenings on the red carpet. The sea of one-shouldered gowns mentioned in our event coverage? We saw right through it, instead honing in on the hair, the makeup, the nail polish, and the self-tanner. Here, our top five beauty moments—both good and not so much.
1. Black Is Back
Anna Paquin’s bold-shouldered McQueen number got all the attention. But prolonged staring revealed something else, namely an expert black nail polish job. The obsidian shade and its almost-black jewel-toned counterparts were everywhere last night, adorning the fingertips of January Jones, Lea Michele, and Jayma Mays, to name but a few. Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann deserves some of the credit for the ubiquity of deep hues, as she personally painted Jones with her deep purple/burgundy Dark Side of the Moon varnish, and treated Michele to a few coats of her as yet unreleased holiday color, Lady Sings the Blues, an opaque navy with silvery blue sequined flecks.
2. Lobbed and Lovely
After letting her corn silk blond bob grow out over the summer, Mad Men‘s Jones is now the proud owner of a shoulder-grazing lob. Her hair is exactly the length at which things start to look awkward on us, but the style suits her amazingly well, as did the matte texture of her undone ‘do, which came courtesy of her go-to stylist, Mark Townsend. Townsend’s collaborator, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, channeled Lisa Fonssagrives, leaving Jones’ face bare and re-creating the mid-century model’s signature extended eyeliner with Chanel’s Liquid Eyeliner in Noir. Two coats of its Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir on the top lashes and one coat in Purple on the bottom finished the look.
3. A Woman of Her Word
Claire Danes’ blond mane was also impressive, but it was her extreme lashes that really got us. Danes has been a spokesperson for Latisse for a few months now, and she takes her job very seriously; the award-winning Temple Grandin star is walking proof that the prescription serum works. Those things are lethal!
4. Bigger: Is It Better?
Sleek, straight looks were the style of choice last night, although there were a few dissenters willing to go the vertical distance. The Office‘s Mindy Kaling and Glee‘s Naya Rivera engaged in a high-hair-off, both sporting exaggerated, structural topknot situations that definitely stood out from the crowd.
5. Blinded by Bronzer
An over-tanned Heidi Klum got plenty of stares, and not just because of her super-short Marchesa dress. The Project Runway star went a little trigger happy with her self-tanner and bronzer. Everything in moderation, liebchen.
If you ask us, there are two kinds of blogs in the world. The essential—those would be of the fashion, gossip, and cooking varieties, natch—and the gratuitous, i.e., those devoted to personal vacation pictures, cat diaries, and hard news (just kidding). Hairstylist-to-the-stars Mark Townsend’s new online destination belongs to the former for two reasons: It’s beauty-centric, which makes it instrumental to our lives, and it provides the one thing that a lot of other, similar sites can’t: access. Townsend’s roster of clients reads like a paparazzo’s dream come true. He’s the one who gave Glee star Lea Michele her face-framing bangs, and he cut Ashley Olsen’s flaxen locks into the asymmetrical bob that she sported to last year’s CFDA Awards (which we promptly copied). Jessica Biel, meanwhile brought him to the MTV Movie Awards and to the Today show just this week alone. And the Revlon spokeswoman returned the favor last night, by showing up at the Smyth Hotel in Tribeca to toast the official launch of his digital endeavor, Mark T Beauty. “Online is the future,” Townsend told us. “I’m doing approachable beauty and making sure we’re talking to the absolute authorities.” Authorities like makeup artist Rachel Goodwin and stylist Estee Stanley, both of whom have worked on original editorial shoots that are now available for viewing on Townsend’s site. “We’re trying to create the fantasy, and then show how it can be featured in real life,” he noted, pointing out that hair and makeup how-tos and product recommendations are provided for every photo shoot he posts. It’s his blog that most interests us, though, as it’s filled with first-person accounts from the red-carpet front lines that provide the instant gratification of knowing right away exactly how Ms. Biel gets her bouncy blow-out. For those of you craving more behind-the-scenes footage, video vignettes start next month.
M.I.A.’s gold talons were plenty flashy, but the biggest beauty statement at the Met gala belonged to January Jones, who sported a dramatic smoky gray eye with what her makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin, described as a “futuristic edge.” Goodwin dragged the blue and gray shades from Chanel’s Quadra Eye Shadow in Bleu Celeste from Jones’ lids all the way across her temples in a move that instantly brought us back to the Spring 2010 shows, where similar looks were featured at
both Balenciaga and Viktor & Rolf. Seeing runway-inspired makeup in reality is always exciting, especially when the woman wearing the look in question is actually pulling it off. Do you think Jones is selling it?
As the days get shorter and sun exposure becomes scarce, those of us holding our breath for a beachside holiday are reaching for bronzers until travel plans actually materialize. For our fair-skinned sisters, however, a midwinter ruddy cheek can look just plain wrong. But thanks to primers, women with porcelain complexions can still achieve an outer glow. To get the look heralded by alabaster beauties like Anne Hathaway, Selma Blair, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Connolly, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin suggests seeking out a hydrating, illuminating product like Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base rather than a flat matte base, which will give makeup a soft, diffused look and add radiance. “This product can also be used alone, without any foundation,” Goodwin adds, explaining that when applied to cheekbones, the nose bridge, and forehead, primers can enhance and highlight the complexion, creating a subtle warmth.