Emily VanCamp graced the red carpet of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiere looking as stunning as ever. Her glam team, consisting of hair stylist David Gardner and makeup artist Rosie Johnston, share their step-by-step tips for achieving the glam look.
The Look: “Emily has gorgeous hair, her dress is a showstopper and she is such a natural beauty that I decided to make the hair soft and touchable to allow that to shine through. I wanted to give her a silky straight blowout with some volume at the root that would move with her as she walked the red carpet,” says David.
• After using a wide tooth comb (like I did on Emily’s wet hair), flip your head over and apply an egg-sized amount of the Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Souffle into roots, work through hair. Flip head back over, add a bit more to the hairline for additional volume and lift.
Section hair from ear to ear around the back of your head, pin the top section up. Start from the back, blow dry hair straight using a large round brush to give it more body and movement. Continue to work through each section, blow drying with the round brush (I always make sure to blow dry at the hairline), the texture in that area can be different from the rest of the hair. The Volumizing Souffle is great for keeping this area smooth the entire night.
Post-blowout, spray Herbal Essences Naked Sheer Shine Mist to give hair a light touchable shine. Put hair into large Velcro rollers—one away from the face on the top, one on the crown, one on each side and two in the back. Once the rollers are in place, spray whole head with Herbal Essences Naked Flexible Hold Spritzer to keep the lift in the roots without leaving the hair stiff or sticky.
After makeup and wardrobe, take out the rollers, brush through and done!
The Look: Rosie took inspiration from Emily’s Monique Lhuillier dress. “It’s very sexy, but very demure and classic at the same time,” she says. “We went for a not-so-traditional smokey eye paired with really nude lips.”
Rosie began by applying Votre Vu’s Champagne Kisses to Emily’s lips to prep them for the lipstick later on. The lip balm is infused with Vitamin E and champagne grape seed oil so it intensely moisturizes the lips and creates a great base for lipstick.
Rosie kept Emily’s skin looking super fresh and clean using a combination of Kevyn Aucoin and Chanel foundations. To add a subtle flush to her cheeks, Rosie used Votre Vu’s Vu-On Rouge in Bouquet Rose and applied it using a foundation brush on the apples of her cheeks and blending up a little.
To prep the eyes and make the colors pop, Rosie first applied Votre Vu’s Lingerie Pour Les Yeux in Light all over Emily’s lids. Then she went in with the nude-bronze shade from the Palette Play in Copper and swept that all over the lid. Focusing next on the eyeliner, Rosie took the Le Joli Crayon in Charbon and lined her eyes with it. To smoke out the liner, Rosie then took the deep violet and black shades from the Palette Play in Violette and blended out the liner using a flat, wide eye shadow brush. To finish off the eyes, Rosie applied lots of individual lashes and then three coats of Votre Vu’s Eiffel Power to give volume and length.
For her brows, using Arch de Triumphe in Warm and an angled brush, Rosie filled in Emily’s brows, combed them out, and then filled them in again, repeating this step 3 times for a “natural, yet defined look.”
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