Amy Adams was Hollywood-glamour personified during the Man Of Steel NYC premiere. Hairstylist Laini Reeves and makeup artist Stephen Sollitto created the glam look to compliment Adams' black Nina Ricci gown. Below we have all the beauty details.
Makeup - Stephen Sollitto (@sollittomakeup)
INSPIRATION: "Amy is wearing a gorgeous black Nina Ricci dress tonight, so for her look I didn’t want to do just a red lip and lighter eyes. We wanted the look to be a little softer, but with a modern twist. Aubergine and Copper are such a beautiful combination, especially with Amy’s eyes and coloring. It was a soft, modern twist on the red lip."
STEP 2: For the base, I used Votre Vu’s Love Me Deux in Champagne all over and then dusted Beauté en Bronze in Monaco along her hairline, temples, tip of her nose, and under her cheekbones to give more dimension.
STEP 3: Then, on her eyes I used a medium eyeshadow brush and the shade Gilt from the Votre Vu Palette Play eyeshadow quad in Copper (coming out in September) and swept it all over the eyelid and a bit along her bottom lashes as well. It was really a beautiful copper color all around her eyes. Next, I rubbed in Votre Vu’s Le Joli Crayon in Aubergine along the outer third corner of her upper lash line and along the whole row of bottom lashes. Instead of lining the bottom waterline, I line just the lashes so that it keeps the eyes looking wide and lively. I finished off her eyes with the Eiffel Power mascara and layered it for thick, voluminous lashes.
STEP 4: To frame her eyes, I used the Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe brow definer in Warm to give her brows a bit more definition.
STEP 5: Next, using my middle finger, I took the Vu-On Rouge in Bouqet Rose and applied it onto her cheekbones in a tapping motion. By tapping on the product, you can deposit the color instead of rubbing it off with a swiping motion. I kept tapping the product onto her cheekbones until it was all blended.
STEP 6: The lips were the finishing touch! I applied Votre Vu’s French Kiss in Annette (coming out September), a beautiful bright red color, to her lips. She looks absolutely gorgeous on the carpet!
- Makeup artist Stephen Sollitto / Starworks Artists
Hair - Laini Reeves (@lainireeves)
INSPIRATION: "This hair look is very sensual and alluring, reminiscent of the classic screen sirens of the 1920’s – but with a sleeker, modern, creative take."
STEP 1: I first shampooed Amy’s hair with Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner to create a bit of extra body and lift – and prepared a low side part.
STEP 2: Using a Moroccanoil Professional Series Dryer on low, I used my fingers to separate and dry the hair. I then applied a dime-sized amount of Moroccanoil Treatment from her roots to the ends, to soften the look and make her hair more manageable. It also gave it a beautiful, natural-looking shine.
STEP 3: Before curling, I gave her hair a light spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium, to add a bit of extra body and texture.
STEP 4: Working with a 1.25” marcel curling iron, I gave her hair a defined wave low on the part to accent her eyes and cheeks. I curled the rest of the hair from the roots to the ends, taking 1” sections all around. Each wave was held with marcel clips.
STEP 5: Using a soft bristle brush, I then brushed out the wave to soften it.
STEP 6: I finished the look with a spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium for a soft, natural-looking hold that looked effortless and lasted throughout the night.
- Hairstylist Laini Reeves / Starworks Artists
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SKIN: I started by prepping the skin with La Mer Moisturizer.
EYES: I applied Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Shadow in Ice to her eyelid, from the lash line to the crease. I used YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres in 4 Lilac Sky, I mixed the dark purple and the medium purple and applied it over the cream shadow, blending it into the crease and upward. I smudged the dark purple shadow along her lower lash line as well. Then I applied two coats of Lancome Definicils Mascara in Black. I added a few individual lashes from Ardell using Duo eyelash adhesive.
FACE: I applied Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation in Sunny Beige. Then, I used Dior Skin Radiance Booster Pen in Candle Light 002 under her eyes. For blush, I applied Josie Maran Cream Blush in Sunset to the apples of her cheeks. Once her face is ready, I set the skin with Shiseido Translucent Pressed Powder. Then I brushed on Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush in Exposed over the cream blush.
LIPS: I applied Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in 79 Plumetis.
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Whether it's the perfume she wore, the way she styled her hair or the quick flick with which she applied her mascara; a mother's beauty routine is often one of the fondest memories passed down to her children. With Mother's Day approaching, we asked our Starworks Artists to reveal some of their mother's style and beauty tricks that they still embrace today.
My mom definitely set me up for success as a hairstylist. When I was a kid, my sisters and I all danced. And in order for us all to be "ready to go" the day of a recital, my mom put me in charge of putting in the rollers. But to be efficient, we did them the night before. So, after everyone had bathed and the hair was towel dried. I rolled up a bunch of pink sponge rollers in all 3 of my sisters hair! At the time, I had NO idea that that would set the tone for my current path. I've been hairstyling since I was kid, thanks ma!
- Hairstylist John D
My mom taught me the importance of caring for my skin. She showed me how to moisturize my face when I was only a few years old, by making small dots with moisturizer then blend upwards. She made sure I never forget to do the same with my neck and hands. My mom said a woman should never reveal her true age and her neck and hands, without being taken care of, will be the two places that may spill the secret.
- Makeup artist Kristee Liu
My mother taught me to love unconditionally, to always believe in myself and treat others how you want to be treated. I can’t think of what better defines my personal style than that.
- Fashion stylist Michael Fisher
(photo courtesy of Studded Hearts)
My Mom has been insisting I wear 'a little lipstick' all of my life, probably even before the age at which it was appropriate to do so. She knows I love the feeling (not the look) of having my hair brushed, so I'll sometimes concede on that. Its also quite normal for me to wake up from a nap at her house and find that someone has put lotion and socks on my feet. So, Mom, thanks for being so lovingly creepy, you make me a better woman.
- Fashion stylist Nicole Vitagliano
What my Mom taught me was to always make the effort. Though she never wore full makeup but NEVER left the house without putting on lipstick. A little league game, grocery shopping, whatever...she had lipstick on. For me this has translated into taking an extra second before I leave to assess how I look, add some eye drops, change my shirt or throw some pommade in my hair. Always make the effort. U never know who you'll run into.
- Makeup artists Stephen Sollitto
I definitely owe my creative and visual sense to my mother. She is an amazing artist and sculpted stone for many years. I recently put together how similar styling hair is to sculpting. Her ability to see the beauty in most things, and creating shapes out of a blank canvas has always and will always be an inspiration. My mother is a true artist, through and through, i can only strive to be that as well.
- Hairstylist Mara Roszak
My mother had the most inspiring vintage style. I think it speaks for itself. (Photos featured above)
- Fashion stylist Jenny Ricker
I always sat and watched my mom get ready when she went out... her beautiful red hair, make-up and clothes were always impeccably put together. I remember asking her why she spent so much time getting ready, she answered, "If you take time for yourself it will always show." I try to remember this always...
- Hairstylist Laini Reeves
My mom has always had classic style with flair.... She loves the Burberry Scarf and Trench, the Chanel Jackets and Ballet Flats but she ALWAYS added her own touch....Shoes with faces (like the marc jacobs mouse, or the YSL lips), or wearing a fur with her hair done in corn rows.... she always had a sense of humor and was clearly always doing her OWN thing. This made her fun, it made people around her smile and of course taught me fearlessness and fun in fashion. Thanks MOM! HAppy Mothers Day!
- Fashion stylist Kris Zero
My mom is actually quite understated with her personal "style" and some would even call it plain. She always told us to treat others how we want to be treated. She also would say that it's not how a person looks or how much money they make that's important, its their heart. That to me is the most stylish and beautiful thing my mother has taught me. Xxoo
- Hairstylist John Ruggiero
Happy Mother's Day from the Starworks Artists family.
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The 85th Annual Academy Awards mark the end of yet another glamourous award season. Last night's Oscar red carpet was jam packed with A-list stars going for the gold with their beauty looks. Starworks Artists helped created many winning looks for the star studded ceremony. Check below for credits.
Amy Adams. Best Supporting Actress Nominee. Makeup by Stephen Sollitto for Starworks Artists.
Jennifer Lawrence. Best Actress Winner. Hair by Mark Townsend for Starworks Artists.
Charlize Theron. Presenter. Hair color by Tracey Cunningham for Starworks Artists.
Alicia Vikander. Makeup by Adam Breuchaud for Starworks Artists.
Reese Witherspoon. Presenter. Makeup by Mai Quynh for Starworks Artists.
Jennifer Garner. Presenter. Hair color by Tracey Cunningham for Starworks Artists.
Nicole Kidman. Presenter. Hair by Mara Roszak for Starworks Artists.
Zoe Saldana. Presenter. Hair by Mara Roszak for Starworks Artists.
Gloria Reuben. Makeup by Kristee Liu for Starworks Artists.
Stacy Keibler. Hair color by Tracey Cunningham for Starworks Artists.
Chris Evans. Presenter. Grooming by Jenn Streicher for Starworks Artists.
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The Oscars are just days away and for some it's the triumphant end to a long journey. Makeup artist Stephen Sollitto has been working with actress Amy Adams during the entire Award Season. We caught up with the beauty pro during his busy schedule to talk about his pre-Oscar regimen.
THE CONSTELLATION: What are you doing this year to relax before the big Oscar day?
STEPHEN SOLLITTO: Luckily the weekend before the Oscars there was nothing going on so my boyfriend and I met some friends down in St. Barts for four days of relaxing in the sun. Was perfect.
TC: Are there any pre-award season rituals you look forward to?
SS: Not really a ritual per se but I do like to constantly tend to my kit adding new products and editing out things I don't use. This helps with efficiency so I'm not wasting time rummaging through my bag searching for something. I'd rather spend that time blending shadow. Lol
TC: What's your favorite place draw inspiration from when it comes to red carpet makeup?
SS: I see images and look at people around me all the time but my inspiration mostly comes from the combination of the girl, the dress, the event and the feeling of the day. No matter what color the dress you're not going to do the same makeup for a luncheon or a screener that you would for a big event like the Baftas or the Oscars.
TC: Is there any different way you approach your work on the Golden Globes, SAG, Oscars as opposed to other red carpets?
SS: There's definitely much more pressure on a big award show day so I like to be mentally prepared being focused on just what I'm doing and nothing else. On other days when the event is more casual it's like getting together with friends - very social and fun.
We put together a list of some of our favorite Sollitto/Adams red carpet looks of the past year:
LACMA+FILM Event, Los Angeles.
2013 BAFTA's, London.
2012 AFI Festival
2013 Golden Globes
2013 Oscars Nominee Luncheon
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Many of 2012's box office hits looked to costume design to transport audiences to a different time or place. With period pieces like Lincoln, Les Miserables and Django Unchained dominating the awards circuit, it's no wonder the Costume Designer's Guild Awards were packed with celebs looking to show their appreciation. Check below for all the red carpet moments Starworks Artists help create.
Revenge's Ashley Madekwe. Hair by John Ruggiero for Starworks Artists.
Mirror, Mirror's Lily Collins. Hair by Mara Roszak for Starworks Artists.
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Starworks Artists had a hand in over 15 magazine covers this past month! Check below for all the styling credits, including some extra behind-the-scenes commentary from our glam team!
Emma Stone, W Magazine - February 2013. Hair by Mara Roszak for Starworks Artists.
Keira Knightley, Marie Claire - March 2013. Makeup by Kate Lee for Starworks Artists.
Evan Rachel Wood, Glamour Mexico - February 2013. Hair by Mara Roszak for Starworks Artists.
Drew Barrymore, Harper's BAZAAR - March 2013. Hair color by Tracey Cunningham for Starworks Artists.
Kate Bosworth, Vs Magazine - February 2013. Styling by Cher Coulter for Starworks Artists.
Agyness Deyn, InStyle Magazine UK - March 2013
This 60's mod story was inspired by Andy Warhol and the factory girls. We also loved the Marc Jacobs spring 2013 runway look. To create the texture I used Bumble and bumble styling lotion along with some REDKEN Powder Grip.
Hairstyilst Luke Chamberlain for Starworks Artists
Kevin Bacon, TV Guide - Jan 21-27 2013
Kevin's character on The Following wears a dark blue suit. TV Guide wanted to reference that but wanted something more vivid. This Ovadia & Sons suit is the perfect, brilliant blue and made his eyes pop. No pun intended and if you've seen the show you'll know what I mean.
Menswear stylist Michael Fisher for Starworks Artists
Elle Fanning, BULLETT Magazine - Winter 2013
For this shoot, I wanted her eyes to be the main focus on her face. I wanted it to have a shiny, dewy texture. So I started with NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Bouthan. I mixed the two pink shadows and applied it on her eyelid, and then added Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream on top to make it glossy. The rest of her face, I kept minimal. I knew that the photographer [Pierre Debusschere] would photoshop a lot of graphics in (he's known for that), so I thought the glossy eye would add a nice soft texture to the pictures.
Makeup artist Mai Quynh for Starworks Artists.
Elle's hair by Mara Roszak for Starworks Artists.
Aubrey Plaza, ASOS Magazine - March 2013
This was a fun shoot day. The makeup was pretty natural besides a few bold lipstick changes, but it was the energy between Aubrey and photographer Danielle Levitt that was entertaining and fun to be around. They had us laughing all day!
Makeup artist Jenn Streicher for Starworks Artists
Bella Heathcote, 7 Hollywood - Fall/Winter 2013
They wanted a Jean Shrimpton vibe for this shoot, which I love. So I played up her eyes by adding a little dimension in her crease using Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in 47 Dunes. I used the soft brown in her crease and smudged it along her lower lashes. Then I added MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyeshadow in White 0 to her inner eyelid as a highlighter. This shadow is matte, so it gave a nice opaque white. I added a full strip of lashes from Ardell and then applied a few coats of YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in High Density Black to her top and bottom lashes. Finally, I added Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink along her upper lash line. I used soft rosy nudes for her blush and lips.
Makeup artist Mai Quynh for Starworks Artists.
Bella's hair by Adir Abergel for Starworks Artist.
Dave Franco, Wonderland Magazine - February/March 2013
Dave is always so easy to work with. Laid back, funny and easy on the eyes it doesn't take much to make him camera ready. I used the La Mer Tinted Moisturizer on his skin, a little lip balm, brush throw his brow and he is set. In his hair, just some Bumble & bumble sumotech for texture. That particular day was a sunny (warm out of the shade) winters day. We laughed and had fun taking pictures. Not a bad days work.
Makeup artist Adam Breuchaud for Starworks Artists
Emily Vancamp, Women's Health - February 2013
I'm not really sure what my inspiration was I just wanted Emily's beautiful brown eyes to stand out. I had just received a bronzed eyeshadow palette from Tarte. It was perfect for Emily. So I built out the shadow so her eyes stood out and the gold in her eyes was picked up. I kept her cheeks warm with a Jouer blush and a Jouer gloss. She looked healthy and approachable. Just like Emily herself.
Makeup artist Stephen Sollitto for Starworks Artists
Emily's hair by Mark Townsend for Starworks Artists.
Gigi Hadid, GUESS Magazine - Spring/Summer 2013
For the spring/summer 2013 guess campaign I had the good fortune to shoot in beautiful Bora Bora. It wasn't hard to be inspired by this magical place and the stunningly gorgeous Gigi Hadid. Basically, before make up, Gigi and I would walk to the water and I would have her submerge her whole head in the ocean. I set her hair in medium sized braids all over her head. After makeup and within minutes in the hot south pacific sun, her hair would be completely dry. I then shook out the braids and added a touch of Amika Sea Buckthorn Berry oil Treatment mostly to her ends. Super easy.
(To achieve a similar look in the studio I would've used Bumble & bumble surf spray, a blow dryer then touched up a few strands with a 1 inch curling iron.)
Hairstylist John Ruggiero for Starworks Artists
Kid Cudi, COMPLEX Magazine - February 2013
The shoot was fashioned after a "futuristic rebirth" - I loved working with Scott aka "Cudi." I have been a fan of his for many years. We had a super successful shoot - we shot several different setups and he and I love vintage as well as Balmain - needless to say we had an awesome DJ on set - what a fun day. It has been a career goal of mine for 5 years now to work with Kid Cudi. Mission accomplished!
Fashion stylist Jenny Ricker for Starworks Artists
Hailee Steinfeld, FASHION Magazine - March 2013
Hailee had just had her sweet sixteen birthday party. It was fun to hear the details of a young girls birthday party and then turn around and see her in high fashion dresses, looking quite glamorous.
Makeup artist Jenn Streicher for Starworks Artists
Hair by John D for Starworks Artists