The Key to Julianne Moore's Shining Rose Champagne Makeup, Revealed
Makeup artist Elaine Offers shares her secrets for the understated look.
Pairing a gleaming midnight-blue sequin gown by Tom Ford with coordinating deep-azure eye makeup may sound like a no-brainer, but not for Julianne Moore and her Golden Globes makeup artist Elaine Offers. "She didn’t want to take it so literally and have a dark smoky eye and for it to look matchy-matchy," says the beauty guru. "She wanted it to be more of a nude kind of fresh, glamorous face."
The end result: "Sexy but a little more understated glamour, like the anti-hard smoky eye," says Offers. But while she stuck to subtle shades of champagne and nude, Moore’s blue eyes had plenty of dimension. After giving the actress "creamy, luminous, flawless skin" (thanks in part to her secret weapons, Boscia blotting papers, $10, and L’Oreal Infallible Pro Contour, $13), Offers moved on to her eyes.
"I layered shadows that were matte and frosted with really luxurious, luminous, shinier colors," she says. L’Oreal Colour Riche La Palette Nude 2 ($16) contains rosy-tone browns and dusty roses that Offers says work beautifully on fair redheads. "I did a lot of shaping with those shadows on her eye, and to give that little bit of bling and twinkle, I used Colour Riche Dual Effects in Rose Nude ($9)," she explains.
The finishing touch, which kept her almost-nude look from being too naked and light: the perfect lipstick. "If you’re fair like Julianne, you don’t want to go too beige," says Offers. "We used the Gilded Pink Colour Riche Lipstick #108 ($6), which has a bit of warm twinkle so it doesn’t look flat."