My overall feelings about the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday May 3rd were… meh…
We did, however, get a chance to see some of the good and bad makeup. Here’s the thing: we don’t like to trash talk, but in all honesty, I wish I could have said something before they walked the red carpet, like a good friend, but since I’m merely mortal I must feel contented with giving constructive criticism.
First the ones we love:
Nikki Reed did her thing, and you know, she was smart about it. The smoky black on the outer corners makes her eyes more pronounced and black calls attention to brown eyes more than any other color. What I love is that its not just the black smoky eyeliner but mostly the lashes that do the job of filling up the effect. It suits her skin, her hair and eyebrow colors. I love it.
Yes she’s gorgeous. So much so who cares about her makeup? But you only not-care because she has quite a weapon: her eyebrows are so perfectly straight and obviously her facial structure flawless – there’s no makeup for that. Miss Watson, however, is smarter than we think: she has small lids, so any color she adds will always be just a touch. The makeup artist, however, didn’t miss the opportunity to accentuate the eyebrows. See the dark pinkish/peach/rosy color under her brows? It allows the brows to pop out and the little color on the lid to be more discrete. But yeah, she’s still flawless.
Victoria Justice is a reaaaally pretty girl. Her eyes are deep set, so her eye makeup pretty much focuses on eyeliner and lashes to make her eyes pop, since there isn’t much lid to do the job. But the best part of her makeup isn’t in the eyes, but rather on the contour of her cheek and the lips. The makeup artist also put a bit of pink under her brows to tie it all together. Really pretty combination, perfectly balanced, so flawless with her brown eyes and hair. Understated yet sparkling. Just the way we love it.
I tend to hate pink lipstick, but something about her makeup just – works. Maybe it’s because the eyes aren’t competing with the lips, but mostly it looks like the makeup artist spent quite a while putting on layers and layers of lipstick and lipgloss to make it so flawless. I loooooved it. Also, notice how the eyeliner in the small lid can help increase the eye, especially with black eyes. She really does look perfect.
We’ve seen this look before remember? Sparkling pink has a way of giving the skin a young glow, and don’t murder me, I’m by no means calling Charlize Theron old, but it does help lighten her lines up. LINES ARE NOT THE SAME THING AS WRINKLES OK? Also, speaking of maintaining the look tied together, notice the color of the lips and cheeks. It’s perfect. Really really perfectly balanced.
Emma Stone, thank you for teaching us the ways of the Force, including how to warm up your look only with lipstick just a few tones up from your actual skin undertone. Let me explain; some people have dark, olive undertones. Others have pale, either yellow or pink undertone. When you bring that undertone out it simply matches your skin, compliments your look and just never fails.
Now its the time we hate to admit; these are the makeups we hate:
Before anyone says anything, we’re not persecuting K-Stew. But her makeup just doesn’t make sense. It’s intricate, detailed and really works with her eyes. But why is it… all over? It seems like someone just tried out all the different tones of olive-brown in her eyes. There’s also no need to pull it to the outer corner so much, her eyes are already pretty much perfect for her face. It doesn’t match her dress or look at all. We can see that makeup working in the Met Gala ball, with a nice beautiful long dress, and the makeup stepping up the glamour. This… it’s just not working.
NO. No. No. No. Eyes and lips sucking out the colors of the face, lips fighting the eye shadow, fighting the earrings. It’s so unflattering. Can we call the orange lipstick season to a close? Thank you.
Well, folks, that’s all for today. Enjoy your lovely Tuesdays