How to get elegantly beautiful like Blake Lively in 'A Simple Favor'
Blake Lively has taken on a number of upper-class characters. She shows breakthrough acting through famous roles such as Serena van der Woodsen in "Gossip Girl" or most recently, the mysterious woman in "A Simple Favor".
Besides, this fact also contributes in creating personal fashion style and beauty of the young actress. Lively seems to always appear with the perfect version of herself: noble and elegant. So, what is the secret behind the beauty of this woman?
The elegance in "A Simple Favor"
The "A Simple Favor" actress is not just fashionable on the screen. In real life, Blake Lively is also one of the most stylish celebrities who lead fashion trends. However, the more precious her outfits, the simpler her make-up. Blake Lively likes light make-up and simple hairstyles. She often focuses on her gorgeous long, thick blonde hair, which is a characteristic you can see through her characters.
Vivian Baker, Blake's make-up artist in "A Simple Favor" once admitted Emily's make-up style was mostly a thin layer of foundation and attractive eyes: "Blake and I wanted her look to be flawless but effortless," said Baker. "[That meant] creamy skin looks with sexy minimal eyes."
"Skin care is always a big part of Blake's makeup," Baker continued. "[I used] the Sonia Roselli Water Balm Skin Prep, which is like a drink of serum-infused water that is the perfect primer for makeup." For Lively's skincare process, Baker used Dior Prestige La Lotion Essence de Rose and Sonia Roselli Water Balm Skin Prep.
Emily's skin and cheek make-up included Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth Boosting Skin Foundation in No. 5, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand, Lilah B. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek in B.Lovely and By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi-Serum in Sunny Flash.
With her eyes, Vivian Baker used only neutral pink and beige eyeshadow from Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in 537 for Emily. In addition, she also created highlight with brown eyeliner Charlotte Tilbury Rock N' Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Barbarella Brown. The color of the character's also had the same light tone, which included M.A.C. Lip Pencil, lip crayons by Kristofer Buckle and lipsticks by Charlotte Tilbury.
Baker also shared that Lively's character "is comfortable with herself and any looks she wants to wear. Her confidence was [in] how she wore her beauty."
Emily's hairstyle was also kept simple. "Since [Lively's] hair is striking on its own, as it was coupled with designer tuxedos and stilettos on her model-esque body, I was careful not to overdo it," said hair stylist Cliona Furey.
The honest about her own beauty
Blake Lively is one of the few actresses who are against the use of photo retouching. According to Lively, young people should not compare themselves to online images. A huge part of the work of actors and models is to keep fit. Moreover, 99.9% of these images have been photoshopped. Blake also admitted that she was not comfortable knowing that her photos had to be dealt with before publication. Reaching for perfection is impossible and even stunning beauties like Blake Lively have to accept this truth.
According to Blake Lively, to shine bright on the red carpet, the first credit must to her make-up artists and hairdressers. She shares this fact pretty much on social networks. In an interview, the actress even confessed the habit of washing her face with hotel soap. Blake Lively does not any 10-step skincare routine, she even said that her spa treatments caused pimple. In the celebrity world, it is hard to find a second woman like Blake.
So does Blake Lively's beauty come from privilege? This is true but not accurate. Her honest with her own beauty, including blemishes, is the decisive factor. To make people believe you are beautiful, you must be the first to believe in yourself. Thus, your beauty can emerge from within.
By: Emma Chavez