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Mila Kunis’ Coral-Tinged Makeup And Modern French Twist At The 2011 Golden Globes

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Ukrainian actress Mila Kunis may not have nabbed the Best Supporting Actress statue for her role opposite Natalie Portman in Black Swan, but she we crowned her a style and beauty virtuoso. The starlet channeled Marion Cotillard in a Vera Wang gown made of a crinkled, emerald green fabric sculpted and draped along one shoulder to create an asymmetrical, draped-but-fitted, Grecian-flavored silhouette. Given her gown’s dramatic effect, Kunis’ makeup and hair were kept simple yet sophisticated.

Kunis’ makeup artist Tracey Levy opted for coral pink tones to liven up her pout and lids, their warmth adding a bit of contrast to her jewel-toned gown. Levy relied on Lancôme products to create the look, starting out by applying Teint Miracle Lit-from-Within Foundation to give the visage a flawless finish, then sweeping the oil-absorbing, silky light Blush Subtil in Sheer Amourose, a translucent neutral pink, along cheekbones for a flushed, afterglow-like effect. She then swept some peachy shades from the Color Design 5 Pan Palette in Coral Crush, launching in February, to Kunis’ lids, and contoured the eyes by brushing a tad of grayish teal from the Color Design 5 Pan Palette in Teal Fury, also launching next month. To give the eyes a coquettish twist, she applied Lacôme’s Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Excessive Black. Lastly, Levy applied the L’Absolu Nu lipstick in Coral Ribbon (out in March) to lips, blotting the creamy, coral-tinged color for a stain-like effect.

TRESemmé Celebrity Stylist Mara Roszack played up the sultry but Old World elegance of the gown by sweeping Kunis’ hair into a French twist, keeping her shoulders and neck bare so as not to weigh down the overall look. To create the French twist, Roszack first applied TRESemmé Naturals Finishing Spray to damp hair, blow drying roughly, without a specific technique or brush type, so as to give the hair volume and keep the texture slightly less polished. She then sectioned off the top half of the hair and spritzed TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Root Boost Spray to the crown so as to add body and lift. Next, she lightly blow dried this top section, pin curling the hair from front to back to create subtle waves.

The bottom section of the hair (literally the lower half) was then pulled back as if it were being tied into a ponytail. Rather than immediately securing hair with an elastic band, however, Roszack took this section of hair and twisted it upward, starting at the nape of the neck, inserting pins in a criss-crossed pattern at the crease of the twist. Once the twist was safely pinned, Roszack revisited the top section of the hair, undoing the pin curls and teasing hair at the root for a bit more volume. The now wavy strands were brushed backward, tucked underneath the French twist, and covered with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray. As a finishing touch, Roszack rejuvenated the look and made it more playful and soft by loosening a few strands along the hairline and ears, hence eliminating the possibility of any overly severe undertones.

All the different elements — the dress, the makeup, and the hair — came together in this look like a beautifully choreographed ballet peppered with poignant grand jetés, seamless ronde de jambe movements, and electrifying tours en l’air.

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