Emmy Beauties: Christina Applegate & Mary-Louise Parker

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
By Sara Moore

Emmy nominees Christina Applegate and Mary-Louise Parker may not have taken home the trophy this Sunday, but they should get an award for their red carpet makeup.


Image courtesy of Mathew Imaging/WireImage.com

Makeup Artist Joanna Schlip for Clarins was inspired by Christina Applegate‘s navy gown and chic chignon in creating a simple look that still made a statement. Joanna played up Christina’s eyes with a sexy retro smolder, while keeping her skin fresh and lips a soft pink. Like the dress, Christina’s makeup exuded a Brigitte Bardot 60’s cool with a modern twist.

Joanna prepped Christina’s skin in three steps to create a radiant glow. She first cleansed with Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser, then applied Clarins Multi-Active Day moisturizer, which was followed by Clarins Beauty Flash Balm for smooth, hydrated, radiant skin.

Since Christina has naturally beautiful skin, Joanna kept her face mostly bare with a light wash of Clarins True Radiance Foundation. She fished with a dusting of Clarins Loose Powder in Translucent.

For a natural but luminous flush, Joanna applied Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette on the apples of her cheeks, sweeping up to the hairline. The shimmering highlighter reflected the California sunlight on the red carpet, giving a healthy, peachy-pink glow.

Using the dark gray shade from Clarins Colour Quartet for Eyes in So Chic, Joanna gave a smokey depth to Christina’s green eyes. To add definition and drama, she applied Clarins Eye Pencil in Black around the upper and lower lash line and inside the wet line, finishing with three coats of Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara in Black.

For a soft, modern pink mouth, Joanna applied Clarins Lip Definer in Bay Rose, and topped with a hint of gloss with Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in Rose Pink.


Image courtesy of Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com

Mary-Louise Parker
shined on the red carpet at the Emmy’s thanks to celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow for Maybelline New York. To play up the colors in Mary-Louise’s deep purple dress, Tina brought out her best features with a dramatic yet classic smoky eye, blushing pink cheeks and nude lips.

Sine Mary-Louise has beautiful porcelain skin, Tina kept her face looking pristine by applying Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse in Classic Ivory with touches of Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Concealer in Light under the eyes and to the tops of the cheeks to give a contoured look.

To compliment her ivory skin, Tina brushed on Maybelline New York Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush in Gentle Pink to the apples of the cheeks which gave her a soft natural flush.

Tina’s inspiration for Mary-Louise’s entire look was the gorgeous opal-toned smoky eye she created with Maybelline New York Expert Wear Stylish Smokes in Amethyst Smokes. Tina used all four shades in the palette to play up her eyes and add drama; the deep purples complemented her creamy skin and dark hair. She then followed with Maybelline New York Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner in Black on the upper and lower lash lines. To showcase the gorgeous jewel tones of the shadows, Tina only applied one coat of Maybelline New York Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara in Very Black Pulse Perfection

For a barely-there, neutral lip, Tina lined the entire mouth with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Liner in Toast. She then followed up with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in Nearly There.

To complete the look, a soft dusting ofMaybelline New York Mineral Power Illuminator in Nude was brushed along her collar bones, arms and legs for a red carpet glow.

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12 years ago

I really like your writing style, its not generic and extremly long and tedious like a lot of blog posts I read, you get to the point and I really enjoy reading your articles! Oh, and merry Christmas!

Mandy @ Goth Makeup
12 years ago

Cool! Always love trying something new, I’m gonna have to try this out tomorrowThanks!Mandy

Dalton Slattery
11 years ago

To Christina Aguilera, stay beautiful and keep that powerhouse voice! You’re number 1!