Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Brooke Shields In Red Lipstick


Brooke Shields can rarely do wrong, but I'm not loving her makeup. It's too much, too harsh and I think she could use a lip liner on her upper lip. She's still stunning (hey, I've spent nearly 30 years admiring her), but I'd like to see her in a softer look that doesn't resemble Maria Shriver.

Your opinion? How would you fix her makeup?

Photo of Brooke Shields at the 2009 MET Costume Gala: A Socialite's Life

19 comments:

  1. I dunno, I'm thinking badly timed shot while speaking. Just standing there it would look great,

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  2. Oh dear. MUCH too dark a red, it's almost black, she could do a neutral medium red, no problem. And that rouge/blush - is she doing a remake of Sunset Boulevard? That look is really aging her, and it's too bad, the dress is fabulous!

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  3. I'm not sure what I'd do with her make-up but sth definitely feels wrong and it makes her look old in a way (I mean older than she should be looking after taking care to look great for that evening).

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  4. Her blush is too harsh and the wrong colour (and shade!) -- its orangeyness does not work well with the blue based red lipstick. (looks like too much bronzer or contouring too)

    Plus, she has too much going on -- too much on her eyes (the mascara is way too thick), too much on her cheeks and too much on her lips.

    Personally, I like the red lips. In order to make them work, everything else needed to be very subtle and minimal.

    She's still gorgeous after all these years though!!

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  5. Wow,
    She's still so pretty after all of these years but that red is WAY too red! I'd like to see her with a great red and a awesome liner. Colors a little less blue and perhaps a bit earthier with a softer cheek and a very sexy and subtle sable eye.

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  6. Tom, I actually combed through several other photos from the same night. This was one of the least scary. She looked great from a little distance, when you couldn't see the harsh lines, but it doesn't work up close.

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  7. Flora, I also loved the dress. Very graceful and the color is stunning.

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  8. Ines, you're right. There's something very aging in this look and it's just wrong. Brooke is only 43 and utterly stunning. She deserves better.

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  9. Anon, you're right about the bronze/blush. I don't know what makes people (and makeup artists) go for the orange. It rarely looks natural or flattering.

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  10. Beth, I agree. The red lips could work if everything else would have been much (much!) softer. Like anon above said, the mascara is way too thick (with her fab eyebrows there's very little that needs to be added). As it is, there's nothing subtle here and it's taking away from Brooke's beauty. I love her no matter what, just wish her makeup artist had a better eye.

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  11. Less , less , less...grey liner not black and yes a soft coral blush . Too bad , that is an awful pic !!

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  12. maybe she's going for the lead in "The Katherine Harris Story"?

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  13. Oh geez, she looks way to severe, almost scary. I suggest a different tone of red...less keyed up. That red is for someone like Salma Hayek.
    Flora mentioned Sunset Blvd (chuckling), I must agree, that's exactly what came to mind.

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  14. Mercy! Is that Brooke, or the reincarnation of Joan Crawford?

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  15. Carol, I'm a big fan of softer eye liner colors. Eight times out of nine they look better than black.

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  16. Tom, I thought I was harsh with my Maria Shriver comment... ;)

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  17. Roxana, Salma Hayek can probably pull of every tone and shade of red. Lucky girl.

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  18. Maria Shriver is dead on the money! You nailed it!

    Brooke is a gorgeous woman though. OK, maybe not 100% perfect here.

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  19. I'm a dermatologist who also happens to love this blog and perfumes in general.
    Gaia you are a super star!
    Brooke is still a young woman by today's criteria. Unfortunately, her face aged in a very angular way and she lost a lot of subcutaneous fat. It is a process known as "facial fat loss" where the facial skin looks as if it was lying on top of bone and lacks its natural bounce. It occurs in athletes, in anorexics and in some serious diseases such as HIV. Brooke needs to have "volume" reinjected back into her cheeks, her temples and she needs to stay away from any plastic surgery procedure that may take away skin (I am suspecting she's already had a light blepharoplasty) This can be done using dermal fillers or using her won fat. She can also benefit from Botox in the jaw to soften the square angular jawline.
    In terms of makeup, she needs to stay away from any dark colors and from "contouring" and needs to use instead sheer light colors and all over loose powder rather than blush.
    Thanks

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