Kristen Stewart’s 2009 VMA Makeup Artist Talks
This was my first time working with Kristen Stewart (who by the way, is SUCH a cool girl), and I had a vision for her look: pale skin with burgundy smoky eyes.
Together with the hair stylist and Kristen’s assistant John, we decided on the dress. After watching Kristen try on a few, we all felt the Valentino was special and different from what she has been seen in before.
Kristen has been growing her hair out since her Joan Jett movie and superstar hairstylist and Pantene spokesperson Hallie Bowman from The Wall Group decided to trim Kristen’s bangs to make sure they were not too long and in her eyes. To give them separation, she then used pins to pull up the back of Kristen’s hair–making her look like she had a much shorter do than she actually does.
For my part:
Skin: I moisturized using Clark’s Botanicals Marine Smoothing Cream, and used Korres Primer. I then applied a mix of Flouron and Harlot Liqui-gel stain from my line Beauté to the apple of the cheeks, using my finger tips.
I used a little more than I really thought was needed, so that when I applied Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in Nude over it that it would be muted and look like it were coming from within. I used Laura Mercier undercover pot #2 to conceal any redness and used it under her eyes as well.
Once I was finished with that, I used Kanebo Sensai loose powder to set the makeup and then applied Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder under the cheekbones and along the jawline to define her face and cheekbones.
For eyes, I used Dior shadows in Stylish Move, over black pencil, mainly using the burgundy and deep purple shades in the quint, concentrating color along the lashline and blending out. I then applied black liner to the inner rim of the eye and curled lashes with the Shu Uemura 24K gold lash curler, then applied YSL faux cils mascara to lashes, top and bottom.
Lips were a pink-beige gloss called Medusa from Beauté which Kristen happily took with her to the show to reapply!