With her long dancer’s limbs and delicate features like a perky, upturned nose and ponderous doe eyes, Adams’ characters often display a girlish vulnerability. On the red carpet, however, the actress looks every inch the lady, exuding grace and a self-assuredness that’s more in keeping with her age (a hard-to-believe 40) and accomplishments (41 major award nominations and counting).
Below, VIOLET GREY talks with Adams’ longtime makeup artist, Stephen Sollitto, about her best looks, essential products and biggest beauty gambles of the year.
Red Carpet Beauty
2015 BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Big Eyes
“I love Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Foundation. It’s creamy, pliable and I use a shade lighter for concealer,” says Sollitto. “To create a blank canvas and lighten up her lids, I'm partial to Jouer Buttercream shadow. A MAC eye kohl pencil in Teddy and a tube of Benefit BADgal Lash mascara are always close by as well.”
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