Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vera Farmiga’s Green Golden Globes Glam

Starring opposite George Clooney in Up in the Air, actress Vera Farmiga plays a frequent-flying saleswoman carrying her life in a no-nonsense, airline approved carry-on. But this Golden Globe nominated actress stepped out of the wrinkle-free suits of her character Alex, and into true eco-glamour for her role as best Supporting Actress nominee. Here’s how Vera got Golden Globe gorgeous:

Pre-awards, Vera visited the Arcona Studio, where spa luxury is free of petro-chemicals, parabens, sulphates and synthetics (I’m a huge fan of the Cranberry Gommage) for their exclusive Facial Contouring Treatment with esthetician Brandi Brown. Other Arcona fans include Emily Deschanel and Joan Allen.

Jenna Hipp
, The Green Celebrity Nail Stylist, did Vera’s nails for the big night, “For shape, I narrowed the sides a bit to elongate her fingers and rounded the corners ever so slightly with a glass file to avoid snagging her dress.”

For color, Jenna used Orly’s Angel Face topped with Deja-Vu
(paired with Bonder Basecoat and Sec n Dry Topcoat). Said Hipp, “Working with Vera is always a reminds me of when I was a little girl watching my big sister get ready for a big date. Though she's naturally glamorous and sophisticated, her demeanor is also very soothing.”

Makeup artist Tina Turnbow for tarte (her clients include Amanda Peet and Claire Danes) created a look for Vera that was “Old Hollywood meets ethereal naturalist. Think feminine beauty with a healthy flush.”

“I love Vera's porcelain complexion, so I wanted to keep it simple," Tina explained. Here’s what she used (all makeup by tarte):

On skin she applied smooth operator tinted moisturizer SPF 20 in façade
and provocateur mineral pressed powder SPF 8 in fair. For cheeks, "Just a pop of pink made for a healthy blush." with Tina’s flower child natural cheek stain and multitasking pink peony shadow from the flower child eyeshadow palette as a highlighter on top of cheekbones. Both available as part of tarte's Spring 2010 collection.

For eyes she "used warm coppery-bronze tones to enhance Vera's beautiful blue eyes," from her eyeshadow palette. On Vera’s crease and lid she blended shimmering firewheel, matte buttercup, and shimmering ecru hibiscus; using the double-ended brush apply pink peony on browbone. She lined the rim of her eyes with matte brown natural liner and new multiplEYE™ natural lash enhancing mascara.

Finishing it off, Tina thought "a sweet pink pout really complimented her look," and she did so with a combo of natural gel lip stain in charmed and vitamin infused lipstick in bikram.

Jenna was thrilled with Vera’s look, “I'm so glad Vera decided on this very clean neutral nail because it doesn't compete with her incredible dress and makeup.” Jenna also loved the eye makeup and was thrilled to learn the shadows used will be released in the flower child palette designed by Tina for tarte this spring!

Once finished, she set the look with Arcona's Lavender Hydrasol for a natural glow. In all, a perfect example of just how glam going green can be! xo alex.


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