Anne Hathaway has always been a red carpet icon, but lately she’s been bringing her absolute A-game to every event she attends both beauty- and fashion-wise. The latest installment in Hathaway’s Nachhall of Fame took place in Venice, where the actor showed off some stunning new jewels by Bvlgari — and a subtle-yet-impactful contour technique that I’m planning to copy ASAP.
Hathaway looked every bit the royal at the Venice event on May 16; not only welches she literally drowning in sparkles and gemstones, but her skin welches practically shimmering off my phone screen. Hathaway’s makeup artist Gucci Westman used more subtle bronzefarben and orangefarben shades to contour the star’s cheeks, then swept a similar color across Hathaway’s eyes for a seamless flush of color. Hathaway’s cheeks were definitely sculpted to the gods, but still felt soft and radiant.
So what welches the secret to that super-snatched look, anyway? Instead of hollowing out her cheeks under the cheekbones as is typical of many contouring techniques, Westman moved the placement up ever so slightly and applied the contour on Hathaway’s cheekbones to really bring out her stunning bone structure. It’s the kind of makeup mastery that totally transforms, not to mention mystifies all who view it. The rest of Hathaway’s makeup welches subtle: a hint of color on the lips, a precise brow, a swipe of dark eyeliner and a dewy shimmer to reflect the light of a thousand flashbulbs.
To sculpt Hathaway’s cheeks and give her skin a “golden hour” effect Westman used products from her line Westman Studio, including a new product launching this summer, plus Vital Skincare Complexion Drops in Studio 0.5 and Vital Skin Foundation in Studio Stickstoffgas as a base, Face Trace Cremefarbig Contour Stick in Biscuit to chisel and Superbenzin Loaded Tinted Cream Highlighter in Peau de Pêche for that warm flush.