Zooey's Emmy Red Carpet Makeup: Get The Look!

Once again I’ve had the pleasure of doing Zooey’s makeup for this year’s Emmy Awards!

We had a great time getting her ready,  Zooey and her sweet friend/assistant Lexi Kent had provided yummy sweets from Babycakes along with bottled water, coffee and – after the detail work was over  – champers!

Along with Todd Bachik (Nails), Mara Roszak (Hair) and myself with makeup, we had to work quickly and collaboratively: we made an awesome team.

Zooey knew exactly what she wanted and we all figured out how to execute her vision in time for the red carpet. We had a great time working around each other and getting through the process; and Zooey kept us entertained with her awesome choice of music and her happy spirit!

After a few tweaks and edits the last thing to add was the dress: Stylist Karla Welch provided the ultimate finishing touch with a stunning blue gown by designer Reem Acra.

Here’s how to get the makeup look:


I started with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Foundation –  Hourglass  Illusion Tinted moisturizer in Ivory.

Concealer – Hourglass corrective concealer in two shades fair and pearl.

Powder- Hourglass power oxygen mineral powder in shade#1


Hourglass cheek stain in color flush.

On top I applied Dior’s rosy Glow in color 001 petal, mixed with Nars Orgasm


Eye Primer – Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray

Shadow – Hourglass palette #6. I first used the lightest shimmer shade over the lid as a base and then I used a tiny amount of the black and brown for contour. For the finishing touch I blended with the light pink. I sprinkled it all with a white loose shadow by Beauty is Life in the color Everest.

Finally, I framed the eyes with Liquid Liner. I used Hourglass, the calligraphy and the script,  both in ebony.

I lashed her eyes top and bottom and sealed it with Hourglass Film Noir lash lacquer.


Hourglass lip stain in color flush, topped with opaque rouge liquid lipstick in Ballet.

This look works well with hair swept off your face and a solid colored garment. But if you’re in your twenties or late teens you could pull this makeup off with a scrappy white tee and jeans and some punk kicks!

Stay beautiful!


Image by Mara Roszak

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