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 Hall 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 was she literally drowning in sparkles and gemstones, but her skin was practically shimmering off my phone screen. Hathaway’s makeup artist used more subtle bronze and apricot 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 was the secret to that super-snatched look, anyway? Instead of hollowing out her cheeks under the cheekbones as is typical of many contouring techniques, Hathaway’s makeup artist 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 was 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.