I have a friend with a killer sexy body who doesn't understand that the more simply she dresses, the sexier she looks. Fact is, simpler styles underscore that all her hotness comes from her. Tight, look-at-me, OTT clothes just push her hard toward trashy.
Olivia Wilde's beauty is kinda like that. With those exotic cat eyes, sharp brows and fantastic cheekbones, deliberately sexy makeup looks on her can stray into the adult-movie arena (take a look here).
But at last night's Golden Globes, Olivia's makeup was a win. Pro artist Spencer Barnes' subtle treatment with NARS Nouveau Monde Duo Eye Shadow (silver lilac and olive gold) and Hollywoodland Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (gold) played her eyes up, yet let them speak for themselves. Her bangs were also key: they softened the line of her brows and put even more emphasis on her eyes. I also love the beauty backup she got from soft-glow cheeks and a pale lip sheen.
Details on what Barnes used are on the NARS Facebook page.
Nars is available at Sephora and Holt Renfrew.