We’re constantly updating our Last Night’s Look gallery with all the best red-carpet moments (gorgeous dresses! dazzling accessories! sky-high heels!). Now, let’s talk beauty. Each week, we’ll be highlighting one of the most gorgeous makeup and/or hair moments, along with details on how to recreate the look — straight from the makeup artist or hairstylist — in our feature, Look of the Week.
It’s been a season filled with bright, bold lips and pastel eye shadows, but there’s one red carpet beauty trend that’s always trending: great skin. And Jessica Chastain’s latest look for the Long Day’s Journey Into Night Broadway premiere in N.Y.C. is certainly no exception. Below, the star’s makeup artist Matin Maulawizada breaks down the look!
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“The dress looked very ’20s or ’40s and I didn’t want to go to a lip or winged eye or a smoky eye look for fear of it looking too costume-y,” Maulawizada tells PeopleStyle. “So instead, we decided to do a modern fresh look with luminous skin and barely there color.”
And to achieve that gorgeous glow, the makeup pro began with a hydrating skincare regimen to boost Chastain’s natural luminosity. First, Maulawizada misted the actress’s face with Baszicare Roseus Floral Hydrating Toner to soothe the skin and followed up with Baszicare Lucem Smoothing Cream Intensive, which is packed with pearl powder to add an extra depth of shine.
“No matter how good an artist, it is very difficult to fake luminous fresh skin,” he explains. “So prepping the skin with appropriate with skincare is the key to a modern non-cakey look.”
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After evening out the star’s complexion with Willa Perfecting Skin Tint in Linen, Maulawizada gave Chastain a subtle flush with Dior DiorSkin Rosy Glow and swept on Chanel Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder on the cheekbones to “emphasize her amazing bone structure.”
As for the star’s lip, the makeup pro selected a natural-looking shade to pop against her metallic-printed black Prabal Gurung midi dress and her luminous porcelain skin.
“I thought it was gorgeous with her coloring,” Maulawizada tells PeopleStyle. “I wanted a stain effect, like she had lipstick on, but it was kissed off.”
He adds: “I think a sheer texture is far more sexy than a full-coverage lipstick.”
The exact shade? Dior Rouge Dior Baume in Nuit Rose #988, which Chastain weighed in on, says Maulawizada.
“The plum-slash-wine color was something she likes and had in mind,” he says, adding, “and I must say, I loved that choice.”
And apparently, so did Chastain, says the makeup pro: “She got dressed and shouted, ‘Guys, I love my hair and makeup!”
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