Monday, January 11, 2010

Krysten Ritter's Signature Red Carpet Make-up Look

I love Krysten Ritter's signature make-up look because it's a lot like she is: bold and chic yet effortless. She has amazing features and can rock a red lip while still playing up her eyes, which is hard to pull off for most of us. The keys to this look are opting for tinted lip balm in lieu of a heavy lipstick or gloss (creating a softer finish), a light grey color on the lids (anything darker paired with a red lip becomes too 1920's costume-y) and a nude-colored blush (again not to compete with the strong lip color).

I prepped her skin for make-up and the dry winter weather with Amala Hydrating Face Cream; I love it because it's eco-certified (rare in the USA) and 100% natural.

First I used Dior Diorskin Nude Hydrating Glow Make-up in Linen all over her face applied with a foundation brush in light sweeping motions. I concealed under her eyes with Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory then powdered her t-zone (forehead, nose and chin) with NARS Loose Powder in Snow.

I highlighted Krysten's cheekbones by applying Dior Diorblush in A Touch of Blush starting at the apples of her cheeks and continuing outward along her cheekbones.

Using a lay-down eye shadow brush, I swept Dior 1-Colour Ultra-Smoothing High Impact Eye Shadow in Chrome all over the lids and crease. This style of using only one eye shadow color all over the lids is called a color wash and it's always a good option if you're wearing a bright-color lip. I then lined the upper and lower lashline with Cle de Peau Intensifying Cream Eyeliner in 101. This product has amazing staying power yet glides on like a paint. Lastly, I applied two coats of Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black to her lashes, the only mascara that Krysten ever wants to use!

Still both of our all-time favorite tinted lip balm, I used Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Sheer Liptint in Berry.

Be sure to keep your eye out for Krysten starring in the upcoming STARZ series Gravity, as well as the feature film She's Out of My League, both premiering this Spring!

All photos courtesy of WireImage, Amala Beauty, Dior, Cle de Peau, NARS and Elizabeth Arden.


Anonymous said...

Amy, thank you SO much for posting this beauty breakdown. Krysten's make up looks amazing. Youthful and fun and fresh. You've convinced me...I need to own an Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Sheer Liptint in Berry. I look forward to more posts! Thanks again.

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Anonymous said...

hi amy!!!

you are utterly amazing.

your passion + talent shine through like no other.
the way you teach + share your knowledge is a true gift - thank you.

your work is unreal - honestly.

i have a huge favor - i am in LOVE with diane krugers make-up. everytime i see her at awards shows / events i want to copy the look !
was wondering if you could do a break down of her beauty regime and highlight key things/products i would need ! does she use all chanel products ? what do you think of chanel make-up ?

so sorry this is so long-winded.

hope all is well and thanks again for inspiring us all to follow our love and passions


Laura said...


Regards from Spain

mineral lipstick said...

You have done a great jobs using the most suited products on her.She is looking chic and lovely...keep up the good job.

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Amy Nadine has worked on Lauren Conrad, Krysten Ritter, Rachel Bilson, Whitney Port, Kate Bosworth, George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Patrick Dempsey, Khloe Kardashian & Geoffrey Rush, among others. Her work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Seventeen, Glamour, Teen Vogue & Nylon, to name a few. In 2010 she headed up the make-up department for L!fe Happens & in 2009 she developed two lip glosses for Mark Cosmetics after doing Lauren Conrad’s beauty campaigns for the brand. Amy Nadine is also the co-founder of She prides herself in being an expert in her field, always studying color trends, cosmetics formulations… anything & everything make-up-related, & pinches herself daily that she’s having a career out of one of her greatest passions.

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