Academy Award winner and L'Oréal Paris ambassador Julianne Moore knows to how dazzle the cameras both on and off the screen, and her red carpet game couldn't be stronger right now! The 54-year-old actress stepped out for the Gotham Independent Film Awards last night, November 30, in New York City, glittering in a gold ombré-effect beaded cocktail dress with a plunging neckline, which she then teamed with open-toe matching gold heels and minimal jewelry.
The iconic redhead then styled her gorgeous copper locks straight for the evening, adding volume and body with some relaxed and tousled curves throughout. She may have glittered from head to toe in this stunning ensemble, but - surprise, surpise - our eyes were fixed on her dark and smoky eye makeup and glowing complexion: the perfect holiday makeup look to master!
Get the Look
When dealing with dark, dramatic eyeshadow, you need to get your complexion looking fresh and flawless ASAP! Start by smoothing a light layer of illuminating primer over clean and moisturized skin, and allow for this base formula to sink into your pores.
Especially if you are a gorgeous redhead like Julianne, one of your best assets is to work with your complexion, not fight against it! Put that foundation away and instead opt for a BB cream or a tinted moisturizer to give you hydrating coverage while allowing your natural skin tone to shine through! Once this has absorbed properly, smile at yourself in the mirror and apply a light dusting of a dark rosy blush to the apples of your cheeks.
Comb through your brows with a spoolie brush then add a touch of translucent brow plumping gel to give them a hint of definition.
Now for the eyes: define your upper and lower lash lines with a black pencil eyeliner rather than a liquid formula - this will give the roots of your lashes a softened, smoky base to work from. Next use a precision application brush to dust a matte black eyeshadow shade under your lower lashes and lightly across your lids, working the shade into your creaselines. Switch to a clean soft eyeshadow brush to blend a shimmering warm metallic pink shade across the inner half of your lids and under your tearducts.
Complete the look with two coats of volumizing mascara and a quick touch of light pink lip gloss, and you are ready for the red carpet!