Tuesday, January 27, 2009

America The Beautiful

(Something Tells Us That Headline's Been Written Before About Her)

Forget the rumors that Ugly Betty may be cancelled. She’s Beautiful America. At the 15th Annual SAG Awards America Ferrera’s make-up was inspired by her Vera Wang beige chiffon gown, with black trim accented by a giant flower at her hip. Her make-up artist Linda Hay wanted her make up to have a fresh and romantic feel, yet very modern to compliment the gentle nature of her dreamy gown. Hay chose a very simple eye, a peachy cheek and a deep red lip.

Hay began creating Ferrera’s look using YSL's Touche Eclat which help even out her complexion. She used it around Ferrera’s eyes, nose and corners of her mouth, followed by a light dusting of powder. She then applied Shu Uemura’s "Peche" directly to the apple of the cheek for a fresh, youthful look.

For Ferrera’s eyes, Hay drew a fine line on the top eyelid with Jouer's eye definer "Mure.” Using a large, flat eye brush, Hay swept a shimmering white shadow from Cle de Peu's #14 Eye Quad, across the entire lid, up and into the brow. With a smaller pointed eye brush she lined the silver shadow from the same palette to the bottom lid and from the inside corner to the outside corner of the eye. The inside of each eye was lined with Jouer's eye clarifier "Clair." Lastly, Hay applied three generous coats of Chanel mascara to both top and bottom lashes.

Ferrera’s distinctive brow was strong and well-defined using Anastasia's Brow Kit.

On her Lips, Hay used Mac's appropriately named "Viva Glam.”

Image: America Ferrera arrives at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)