Amanda Seyfried: American Beauty

We cast Hollywood's new golden girl for these gorgeous holiday looks by Cle de Peau makeup genius Lucia Pieroni. The results: sheer drama!

November 17, 2011 10:30 AM

Seeing Red

When Amanda Seyfried agreed to be in our holiday makeup portfolio, we thought we knew what to expect: a pretty, pixie-esque blonde with bright blue eyes and an enviable complexion — perfect model material (and part of the reason Clé de Peau signed her as front woman for the brand). But we also got a funny, irreverent, and humble 26-year-old who bakes a mean chocolate cookie (she brought a bag to the set for the crew) and knows how to work a red lipstick and leather number.

Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad in 204, Satin Eye Color in 103, and Extra Rich Lipstick in R2.

Jacket, price upon request, Bottega Veneta.

Seeing Red

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lipstick in Refined Ruby, $10; Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Colour SPF 18 in Red Alert, $7; NP Set Duo Eye Shadow in Saint Lucia, $10.

Study in Nudes

Big break: Mean Girls.

Career hiccup: Being killed off a soap opera after a few episodes.

Stage fright: "I get unreasonably nervous before talk shows. But I hear Ryan Gosling brings his dog to set. Maybe I should bring Finn!" she says of her Australian shepherd.

Beauty musts: Kombucha tea, SoulCycle, red lipstick. ("It's the only real makeup I'll wear when I'm not working," she chimes.)

See her now: Costarring in In Time with Justin Timberlake.

Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad in 206, Cheek Color Duo in 1, and Extra Rich Lipstick in R3.

Study in Nudes

Korres Wild Rose Mineral Illuminating Powder, $18; VS Makeup Luminous Cheek & Face Hilighter, $14; Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips in Vegas Strip/Light Bronzer, $13; Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Honeysuckle, $7.

Lip Service

"An orange-red lipstick is less classic than a blue-toned one. Keep it young with minimal other makeup." — LUCIA PIERONI

Jacket, price upon request, Bottega Veneta; swimsuit, $620, Eres.

Barely There

Clé de Peau Beauté Silky Cream Foundation in I0, and Eyebrow and Eyeliner Compact in 2.

Cuff, $595, Kara by Kara Ross.

Barely There

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Repairing Balm in Peach Kiss, $4; CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Black Brown, $9; Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Quad in Shimmering Sands, $13.

Retro Fit

Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad in 202 and Eye Liner Pencil in 101.

Vest, $2,990, Reed Krakoff; earrings, $370, Wendy Nichol.

Hair: Neil Moody at Artists by Timothy Priano. Makeup: Lucia Pieroni at Streeters. Manicure: Sue Nam at Artists by Timothy Priano.

Retro Fit

Elf Mineral Eye Shadow in Dreamy, $3; Sephora Smoky Waterproof Eyeliner in Must Have, $10; Maybelline New York Color Explosion Luminizing Eye Shadow in Blue Blowout, $11.

Smoke Signals

"The shape of a smoky eye can dramatically change its effect: Rounded feels new, elongated evokes the '60s." — L.P.

Clé de Peau Beauté Satin Eye Color in 106 and 108, The Mascara, and Extra Rich Lipstick in T4.

Jacket, $4,810, skirt, $2,695, Louis Vuitton; earrings, $370, Wendy Nichol.

Smoke Signals

Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in I'm Getting Sunburned, $3; Mark i-mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Tiki, Java, Plum, Velvet, and Tough Luxe, $5 each; NYC Automatic Eyeliner in Basic Black, $3.