Last night actress Blake Lively sparkled on the red carpet at the NYC premiere of Age of Adaline, which went off with a bang! Lively co-stars with Harrison Ford and Michiel Huisman in this film due to premiere in theaters this Friday. The epic romance, fantasy film has already received positive reviews. Lively plays main character, the ageless Adaline, who has lived at the age of 29 for nearly eight decades. Lively’s character never gets close too people so they are not to suspect her secret until she meets the charismatic Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) who reawakens her desire for passion and romance.
Lively is an American actress, model and celebrity homemaker who has starred in hit TV show Gossip Girl, and successful films Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Green Lantern and more.
“Blake’s red Monique Lhuillier dress was super glamourous in that old school way. It was such a classic red carpet look – something you might see in Cannes. We kept the makeup on-theme and timeless,” says Elaine Offers for L’Oreal Paris. She is a makeup artist to the stars and has worked closely with Julianne Moore, Meg Ryan, Kirsten Dunst, Eva Mendes, and even Lively’s own husband Ryan Reynolds. Offers has also been head of the makeup department for many films such as The Judge, Savages and The Change Up, just to name a few. Her inspiration for Lively’s makeup was spot-on and had every camera clicking away as Lively made her way inside the premiere.
Offers gave the following step-by-step guide so you too may re-create Lively’s sexy red carpet look at home. If you plan to re-create the look it is important that you purchase the products you read about in this guide, either at any major retail store or find them online at www.lorealparisusa.com.
Step One: Prep the skin
Offers prepped the skin with L’Oreal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur ($24.99) for a smooth base complexion. This product feels incredible on the skin and delivers sun protection as well.
Step Two: Foundation
Next, Offers used L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Sun Beige ($14.99) for all-over coverage and a flawless finish. She topped the cheekbones and corners of the eyes off with accents of Magic Lumi Highlighter ($12.95) for added radiance.
Step Three: Eye shadow
Offers turned to mid-tone browns in the New L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude ($19.99) to add dimension to Lively’s eyes, further contouring the corners with a darker brown shadow shade.
Step Four: Liner
Next, she applied L’Oreal Paris Smokissime Eyeliner in Black ($8.99) close to the lasline to add dimension. For additional twinkle, she lined waterlines using Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Highlighter ($8.99).
Step Five: Brows
L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Plumper in Light/Medium ($8.99) is what Offers used to arch and fill in Lively’s brows. Brows are what frame the face so they are always an important attribute to ones beauty.
Step Six: Mascara
Offers coated lashes with L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara ($7.29), a classic favorite. Giving Lively the thick, long lashes that sparkled the red carpet.
Step Seven: Final touches
Lips boasted a combination of L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lipliner in Coral ($8.99) and L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Balm Pop in Bold Blush ($7.99), as Offers wanted the end result to be shapely and pretty, but not overly defined or too bold in color.