Jennifer Aniston TIFF 2014: Healthy Glow on the Red Carpet, Bare Face in Cake

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"Cake" Premiere - 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Jennifer Aniston has a signature red-carpet makeup look: vibrant, healthy glow. She never looks overdone. She always looks like Jennifer Aniston. And I love it. It's a look anyone can wear anywhere, any day and everyday, and in my opinion never gets boring because it isn't about the makeup. It's about making the woman wearing it look. so. alive. "Look at me, not my makeup." And it's particularly apt for Jennifer's TIFF 2014 red carpet appearance because in her movie Cake, which debuted yesterday, the actress wears no makeup at all.

jennifer aniston tiff 2014 makeup: cake

Jennifer Aniston TIFF 2014_no makeup in Cake

In Cake, Jennifer Aniston plays a woman who suffers from chronic pain. And her face is entirely free of cosmetics. “It was actually extremely liberating,” she said at the movie's press conference. “As women, we do feel like we have to live up to an expectation, whether it’s on camera or going to the market or whatever it is. And the truth of the matter is, that’s not always the way it is. We don’t always have our high heels on, we don’t always have our makeup on.”

And at the same press conference, Cake director Daniel Barnz said the loveliest thing: “Somehow, in this film, because of the beauty that comes from the inside, I’ve never found you more beautiful.”

jennifer aniston tiff 2014 makeup: red carpet

"Cake" Premiere - 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

There it is, Jennifer Aniston's signature healthy glow. (You know she's the celebrity ambassador for Aveeno, right?) What a contrast to her Cake character Claire. Here's the how-to from celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin:

Jennifer Aniston TIFF 2014_Aveeno Brightening Daily Scrub_Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF 15 Moisturizer
  • I started the day by prepping Jen’s skin with Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. It’s very gentle and leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh, making it a perfect surface for makeup application.
  • I proceeded by applying Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 on her face and neck. Jen loves this moisturizer - it feels light on the skin and is very effective in keeping it hydrated and toned throughout the day.
Jennifer Aniston TIFF 2014_Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet_Chanel Les Beiges
  • I applied a light layer of foundation, Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet, in two colours: 60 Beige on her neck and outer areas of her face and 50 Beige in the center to make the eye area, lips and cheeks slightly brighter.
  • I then used Chanel Les Beiges in N50 as a bronzer on her forehead, chin and cheek using the brush that comes with the compact. I love this product because it’s matte and I can build the application to heavier or lighter.
Jennifer Aniston TIFF 2014_Chanel Cream Blush in Chamade_Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 335 Fawn
Jennifer Aniston TIFF 2014 eye makeup
Jennifer Aniston TIFF 2014_Senna Sketch A Brow Light Taupe
Jennifer Aniston TIFF 2014_NARS lip gloss in Easy Lover

There was no lip credit, but Nars Lip Gloss in Easy Lover is a match, I think -- very sheer livelypink with a hint of iridescence.

Jennifer Aniston TIFF 2014_Cake and red carpet makeup

Look at how those flushed cheeks makes eyes sparkle. (I was at Canada's Bridal Show on the weekend, working with Philips. I dabbed a bit of fuchsia lip colour on almost every booth visitor's cheeks and they marvelled at how that one little trick brightened their eyes and made their skin glow.)

Jennifer Aniston_TIFF 2014_Cake_premiere

What do you think? Should Jennifer Aniston play more with makeup? What's your take on her look?