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Golden Globes: Olivia Wilde’s 'French Girl' inspired beauty

January 16, 2011 |  5:10 pm


Olivia Wilde’s Golden Globes look is certainly one of the most striking so far, and her easy hair and makeup work to temper her crystal-encrusted, deep-brown Marchesa gown. The actress came to the hair and makeup chair earlier armed with a collection of images of what she calls “the French Girl” for some beauty inspiration.

Wilde’s makeup artist Spencer Barnes immediately got her references (think Jane Birkin and Francois Hardy) and played off of her newly cut bangs. “I immediately wanted her skin to be fresh and clean with a touch of warmth and a kiss of color on her cheeks,” says Barnes.

Using all Nars cosmetics, Barnes applied Copacabana Illuminator on the upper cheeks, bridge of the nose and chin and Laguna Illuminator to contours the face, neck, forehead, temples, sides of nose, hollows of cheeks, sides of neck and decollate. To define and exaggerate her doe-like eyes, he defined them starting at the lash line, with black eye liner and smoldered her eye lids with Nightclubbing eye shadow.  "I wanted her eyes to convey her fun, flirty and coquettish side," says Barnes

Her lips were made to look youthful and were softly enhanced with neutral, peachy-beige tones, veiled in a sheer pink velvet gloss. To get this hint of color, Barnes used Madere pure matte lipstick and Super Orgasm lip gloss.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photo: Actress Olivia Wilde. Credit: Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images