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Amy Poehler

Wow! Amy Poehler was a busy woman last night – red carpet, host of the Golden Globes with Tina Fey and a Golden Globe winner!  With all those duties on the night, Amy looked stunning.  She called herself a 42 year old mom during the show and she looked  like a 42 year old hottie.  Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman created her look for the evening using Votre Vu products.

“For Amy’s triple duties at this year’s Golden Globes I wanted to give her a vivid, sexy look that felt fresh, not overdone”

Here’s how he created the look so you can replicate it at home.

I started prepping the skin by using Votre Vu Attentive Crème du Jour. It’s the perfect starting point for hydrated, firm skin.

Next, I used a Smashbox primer, which helps keep shine at bay and helps makeup hold up longer.

The foundation I used was Votre Vu Love Me Deux in Cannes. I wanted to give Amy’s skin a lift of color. This sheer tinted moisturizer goes on seamlessly and is oh-so-natural looking. I dabbed the coordinating concealer on the inner eye near the tear duct to brighten and make the eyes pop. Next, I added a powder that was an ‘almost bronzer’ shade to give Amy’s skin a warm glow.

For blush, I used Votre Vu Beaute En Bronze blush/bronzer duo. So as not to give Amy a too sweet/apple cheek look, I swept the deeper bronze shade in the hollow of the cheekbone and up toward temples. Just above it I swept the fleshy peach tone in the same direction.

I then applied a highlighter along the top of the cheekbone to catch light and add a dewy finish.

To makeup the eyes, I used Votre Vu Palette Play in Copper. I love this Votre Vu palette because it’s super pigmented and can be used wet or dry. I used all fleshy/neutral tones on eyes and applied the shimmery bronze with a damp brush to (like the cheeks) catch light and give a dewy/cream shadow feel.

Eiffel Power Mascara was perfect for the red carpet since you definitely need something that’s not only blackest black, but volumizes and gives ultimate length. My tip: curl the lashes before applying mascara and once more, just a quick pump, after the mascara has dried.

For the brows, I used Votre Vu’s Arch De Triumphe in Fair. To give Amy’s eyes the most open look possible, I brush this tinted soft wax behind brow hairs and slightly above, then brushed the hairs up for the fullest possible look.

For the lips, we kept it simple with a nude lip liner and clear gloss. I wanted Amy’s lashes to be the darkest thing on her face, so we went with a soft and neutral lip. I filled in the entire lip with liner and applied a touch of gloss to the center to add moistness.