Monday, February 25, 2013

Who Was Wearing Armani Beauty at the Oscars?

The gal with the golden voice, and now an Oscar Winner for the Best Original Song (a first for a James Bond theme), Adele was wearing Armani Beauty last night to enhance her pretty face.

For Adele's Academy Award visage, makeup artist Michael Ashton created a modern take on a classic look, focusing on her flawless complexion and high-volume [enhanced] lashes.

She was wearing the extraordinary Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup in #4. Ashton also used Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder in #4 on her.

Ashton createe a luminous complexion by massaging Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup into Adele's skin. Then he added a sheer veil of Lancôme Teint Miracle Instant Retouch Pen near the inner tear ducts of the eye and high planes of the face. He used a large, soft powder brush to dust her T-zone with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder and used Smashbox Contour Powder to accent her cheekbones.

He also mixed it up on her eyes, using Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil in #3 and Giorgio Armani's Eyes to Kill Quad in #6. He used Maybelline's Studio Gel Eye Liner in Black and Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara.

According to Michael, beautiful brows can make any eye. Brush them into place using clear brow gel and then, using feather strokes, fill and define with Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil. Create a sultry eye by highlighting and contouring the socket with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Quad #6. Then extend the eye line with Maybelline Gel Liner and pump up the lashes with Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara. Your eyes will be the focus of your face, just as Adele's were.

For decorated but understated lips, he filled Adele's lips with Giorgio Armani Lip Liner #12. Then he finger-pressed Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #500 onto her lips and finished by adding a touch of Sisley's White Diamond Gloss. She was a picture of radiance!

Other beauties wearing Armani makeup were Kerry Washington, who wore Lip Maestro; Jennifer Hudson, who was wearing Eyes to Kill Intense #25 and Rouge d'Armani in #202; and Sally Fields, who was also wearing Rouge d'Armani in #101.

You know when there's a red carpet, you'll always find Giorgio Armani's gowns and his makeup.

Photo courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beauty


Meredith said...

Adele's skin is to die for!

Deb said...

She is soooo beautiful. What a great advertisement for Armani cosmetics.

Mara said...

She looked fabulous last night and her gown was so much prettier than the one she wire at the Grammys. I picked up my first Armani Beauty at Saks Beauty week last Fri., so I guess im in good company! Jury is still out on lasting.g silk foundation, but love my other goodies.

Mamavalveeta03 said...

She looked, and sounded, extraordinary! What a beauty! And so young...Love her!

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Mara,

Yes, that dress she wore to the Grammy's was hideous.

You didn't buy the new Maestro foundation?

Charlestongirl said...

She did, MamaVal, although, I think the "production" overwhelmed her voice a bit.

grlnxdor said...

Loved that Adele had some color to her lips. Almost everyone else had the nude lip going on. I'm so tired of celebs sporting the nude lip.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi grlnxdor,

The peaches and cream Brit complexion with a little lip color - so pretty!

onegreatsmile said...

I was just chatting about something you mentioned in this story to a fellow makeup artist friend of mine....Know what we're tired of? Makeup artists who defy the laws of common sense and sanitation by 'finger pressing' lip color on to a client's lips. His fingers are not sterilized and you never know what germs are lurking on someone's mouth, so this is just plan wrong - and a risk for both of them. There are plenty of larger flat, synthetic lip brushes that can achieve this same result in a much more sanitary way. Quit pretending to be a Van Gogh, and put the lip color on safely already!!!

PS I love Armani Foundations for their fabric like finish, but it looks a bit heavy on Adele's skin. Just my two cents.

Dawn C73 said...

She looked gorgeous - She has that young beautiful skin and those lovely blue-green eyes.

I thought her performance was fantastic and I don't agree that the production overwhelmed her voice; I think it just added to it.

She has incredible talent!

sunnyItaly said...

I wouldn't worry too much about a make up artist's fingers to be really frank. You just have to breathe to catch anything going. Clean hands is more than enough for me. I don't find used make up pans are exactly sterile either. or brushes that have been used or stacked with others. But such is life. We can't live in a glass case. I just think too much sanitation makes us weaker and prone to catching more desease. My humble opinion of course! Adel is beauty but she should really lose weight, that's a health issue that worries me more than a mua's fingers.