Her Exact Look: Viola Davis’s 2009 SAG Awards Makeup

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Recently, celebrity makeup artist Autumn Moultrie chatted with Los Angeles Times’s Melissa Magsaysay about the metallic eye trend that ruled the red carpet season. My go-to metallic shades are bronze and copper, both of which are spectacular on women of color, particularly black women.

To complement Oscar nominee Viola Davis’ rich goldenrod-yellow dress at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the makeup artist gave her what she calls a “glamorous spring” look in green and golds. “Very fresh,” Moultrie says.

face. Moultrie used Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation on Davis, mixed with a touch of Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer, which enhances the glow.

eyes. “A well-defined brow really frames the face. The other stuff is just icing on the cake,” Moultrie revealed. Extend the brow slightly longer than the natural line to make eyes look bigger by using a light hand. Accentuate the natural arch with a short-angled brush. Any dark brown powder works, but avoid using black.

Moultrie used MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and then went over it with Chanel Precision Eye Definer in Evergreen, a dark shimmery green liner. “The green covers the black, but the black is there to define the eye and pack on the lash line, creating the illusion of a thicker, fuller lash line.”

Apply a golden shadow — Moultrie used Stila’s Summer shadow — as the base for the whole eyelid, up to the brow bone. Use a green shadow (she likes MAC Eye Shadow in Swimming, which has gold undertones and is described as a “hi-shine sea green with a lustre finish”), from the lash line to the crease of the lid.

Then apply a little bit of MAC Eye Shadow in Humid to the crease, creating definition. For a real pop of color, put a dot of a shade called MAC Eye Shadow in Bio-Green, on the center of the lid below the crease. Moultrie blended it all in together, so when Davis had her eyes open her makeup looked gold and when she closed them or looked down, there was a hint of springy green.

lips. Surprisingly, Moultrie did not identify the lip color but a swipe (or two) of MAC Lipglass in Oh Baby should complete the look, no?

Source: LA Times