Hailee Steinfeld's Makeup At The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards Was Centered Around Her YSL Beauty Lipstick — EXCLUSIVE
The theme of Mon.'s red carpet was color. Attendees took the opportunity to squeeze in one more bold hue before summer is over for good. Hailee Steinfeld's MTV Video Music Awards beauty, for instance, coordinated with the red of her dress (and nails ... and shoes).
Monochrome is gearing up for another season, according to this 22-year-old's all-red-everything look at the 2019 VMAs. Steinfeld made her entrance in a sheer Aadnevik dress with a wispy asymmetric hem and autumnal leafy-floral details, but the red obviously didn't stop there.
This Dickinson actor sported the candy-apple color from head to toe, matching her pout to her manicure to the strappy heels on her feet. Needless to say, nobody left Steinfeld out of their best-dressed lists the morning after.
"We went for classic iconic bombshell look with an edge," her makeup artist, Carolina Gonzalez, tells The Zoe Report. "The focus of her makeup look was the red lip."
Gonzalez used all YSL Beauty products to create that old-Hollywood pout with natural-looking, glowing skin (read: the perfect aesthetic to copy in the coming season). After prepping Steinfeld's skin with a hydrating serum and primer, she went to work on a light contour (nothing major, she assures).
"I think the super high coverage look is falling out," Gonzalez says. "Along with the pronounced contouring, the heavy bases are being swapped out for a lighter, more natural look."
She predicts matte will be a major trend come fall, hence the actor's lusterless lipstick look. Steinfeld's makeup was simple and understated, allowing the pop of red to speak for itself. Even her hair, styled by Laura Polko, was down in flowy, carefree waves.
Every YSL Beauty product the makeup artist used from prep (one of the most important steps, she says) to pout, ahead.
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"The prep is so important because it keeps the skin glowing and luminous for the whole night," Gonzalez says. She started with this rich anti-aging cream in conjunction with the Or Rouge Serum.
This weightless foundation was the key to Steinfeld's glowing complexion.
For brightness, Gonzalez applied this concealer to the corners of Steinfeld's nose, eyes, and lip line.
Gonzalez is a fan of light, natural-looking contouring instead of the heavy look.
This mascara helped to keep Steinfeld's perfectly arched brows in place.
The actor's lips were the highlight of her whole look. Gonzalez started by lining them with this pencil to create a full shape.
She then filled them in with this bold hue, contouring with a rich berry shade to create an ombre effect.