I recently attended a screening of Something Borrowed, a light-hearted film that centers around Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend, and, unhappily, still single-as her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson) is constantly reminding her. But after celebrating her 30th… Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin), a loyal, single friend living and working in Manhattan and her best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson), who is engaged to Rachel’s long-time crush, Dex (Colin Egglesfield). Ethan (John Krasinski) is a close friend of Rachel's and a voice of reason throughout the film, while Dex and Darcy’s friends Claire (Ashley Williams) and Marcus (Steve Howey) keep the audience smiling by rounding out the supporting cast. While I don’t want to divulge too much about the plot, I will say that I wasn’t expecting much beyond two hours of mindless chick flick entertainment and was pleasantly surprised that, while the film is definitely aimed at the hopeless romantic female set, it was well acted, not always predictable, uplifting, and most impressively, everything didn’t work out completely perfectly for the main characters, just like in real life. John Krasinski deserves a lot of the comical credit in the film, as does Hudson whose character comes off as lovable despite her egotistical ways. Hudson happens to be Almay’s brand ambassador; while at the screening I was able to get some tips on how to get a few of the actress’ stand-out looks from the new film.
Hudson’s Day Look: Natural, luminous complexion with intense eyes
- Start your look with Almay wake-up makeup SPF 13 for a natural flawless complexion. Swirl brush into powder and tap off excess. Blend powder evenly all over face in short, sweeping strokes.
- Sculpt your cheek with powder blush for a natural flush of color.
- Enhance your unique eye color with Almay intense i-color shadow.
- Finish the look with mascara, applied to lashes from roots to tip.
Hudson’s Professional Look: A two-minute look
- Start the look with smart shade liquid makeup. Using fingertips, blend foundation onto skin starting in the center of your face, forehead and chin, blending outward for a balanced and fresh complexion.
- Take the same shade of concealer and use either a concealer brush or ring finger (least amount of pressure). Use a gentle, padding motion to blend until concealer is seamless and circles are covered.
- Add a natural flush of color with pink blush. Using fingertips, gently blend cream blush onto the apples of your cheek, starting from the roundest portion and tapping lightly upwards and towards your temple.
- Enhance your eye color with intense i-color shadows, liners and mascaras. First choose the shadow palette that corresponds with your eye color. Apply medium shade (top) all over lid, blend darker shade (center) into crease, apply illuminator (bottom) onto brow bone to highlight and dust over other shades to illuminate.
- Then apply eye liner to base of upper and lower lashes (bonus: use smudger on the end of liner to create a diffused, smoky effect).
- Finish your eye look with mascara. Apply by starting at tips of lashes. Allow to set & apply second coat from base of lashes wiggling brush slightly from side to side working to tips of lashes. Use tapered tip for inner and outer corner lashes
Hudson’s Night Look: Flawless face and sultry smoky eye
- Start your look with wake-up makeup. Swirl brush into powder and tap off excess. Blend powder evenly all over face in short, sweeping strokes.
- Create dramatic eyes for your unique eye color in 3 steps with intense i-color smoky-i kit. Apply darkest shade from lash line to crease blending upwards. Next, sweep the medium shade just above your crease. Finish with the lightest shade on your brow bone to highlight.
- Define your eyes with kohl eyeliner. Apply close to base of lashes.
- Finish the look with mascara applied to lashes from roots to tips.
- Set your makeup with powder.
All looks created by makeup artist Daniel Martin. Images: Almay/Warner Brothers