We suspected that it’d be a big night for Amy Adams at the Golden Globes, and considering her wins in both the fashion and best-actress categories, we were correct. For her Globes look, Amy took cues from her “American Hustle” character, Sydney Prosser. She put a modern spin on the ’70s styles that she sported in the award-winning film with a stunning deep-V gown and soft makeup and hair.
Hair: Stylist Laini Reeves went with a more textured do to complement the simple, clean lines of Amy’s Valentino gown. Reeves washed and prepped her hair by working a volumizing mousse into damp locks. She then blow-dried with a medium-round brush to create volume with a smooth finish. To create the four tight braids beginning at the hairline, Reeves sectioned off hair from each ear. The remaining hair was pulled into a tight ponytail at the crown and spritzed with hair spray. She then sprayed the ponytail before creating a messy braid and secured the braid around the base of the ponytail for a textured bun. The front braids at the ear were then wrapped around the top of the bun, while the two center braids were pulled down and around the underside for a lifted effect. Reeves finished the look with another spritz of hair spray and a light tousle of the bun for a softened effect around the face.
Makeup: The evening before the big event, makeup artist Stephen Sollitto instructed Amy to prep her skin with a moisturizer and eye cream after cleansing. The day of the awards, Sollitto used a matte foundation to give Amy’s complexion a flawless finish. To enhance the ’70s look, he dusted a bronzy pressed powder on top and applied a creamy blush to Amy’s cheeks to achieve a glow. For Amy’s neutral eye look, Sollitto created a base using a pale pink shadow. He then brushed a darker, slightly orangey color into the lash line and lid, sweeping it out at the corners of her eyes and under her bottom lashes. To make her eyes pop, he applied a plum-color stick eye shadow to her upper lash line and the outer corner of her lower lash line. He dotted the same product in a sparkly white onto the corners of Amy’s eyes and finished off with black mascara on the upper and lower lashes. On Amy’s lips, Sollitto combined two shades of nude-pink lipstick to make a peachy hue.
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide (available fall 2014)
Nails: Tom Bachik created a clean, classic nail look using two coats of a nude polish and one layer of topcoat. On Amy’s toes, he applied two coats of the same nude color and a thin layer of a sheer, shimmery nude for a bit of dimension.