Even though I live in Los Angeles, I’m secretly convinced that I belong in London, circa the early 1900′s. It’s my favorite time period and my favorite city, so of course I’m dying to see the new movie that takes place there, “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.” Hopefully I’ll be able to see it this weekend, but until I find myself in the theater holding my popcorn and Diet Coke, I’ll have to content myself with recreating Amy Adams’ romantic look in the film in the privacy of my own apartment.
For those of you who’d like to do the same (come on, I know you’re out there!), here are the products from Stila that can be used to mimic the idea of British beauty in 1939. First, smooth on their Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, to give your skin a glowy, shimmering sheer coverage. Then apply the new Cherry Crush to both your lips and cheeks – the stain will adjust to your specific skin chemistry and create your ideal shade. (And it smells exactly like freshly picked cherries). Finish off your lips with their Apricot Lip Glaze to give them shine and moisture. On your eyes, use the Original Smoky Eye Palette to make them stand out with a combination of dark colors and a package that actually talks you through the application process – a genius idea. Top off your lashes with MAJOR Major Lash Mascara in black. To fully finish the look, apply the Brow Set to your eyebrows. Voila! You’re a British movie heroine.
And for all of you who love London as much as I do, if you go to Stila Cosmetics right now, you can enter a contest for the chance to win a trip there yourself, complete with afternoon tea and spa treatments. I’m not usually one for contests, but if it involves scones and facials? Sign me up!