Here’s How Keri Russell Got So Damn Glowy for the Golden Globes
If you found yourself staring at Keri Russell last night at the Golden Globes and thinking to yourself, "Good god! How does she glow like that?!", you're not alone. From her dewy skin to her modern-metallic smoky eye to her glittery plunging gown, the woman was a lesson in catching the light.
Luckily, we know exactly how this magic was created, thanks to celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow, who exclusively documented the entire getting ready process with Russell for InStyle.
Keep scrolling to check out images from the surprisingly chill two-hour process, which includes plenty of sequins, a damn good smoky eye, and even a pre-red-carpet beverage.
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The Effortless Blowout
Celebrity hairstylist Brian Magallones created an effortless yet elegant blowout on Keri Russell for her 2019 Golden Globes debut.
Small details like the hair tucked behind the ears and movement with loose waves set the look apart on the red carpet.
Starting with damp hair, Magallones applied KMS TAMEFRIZZ Curl Leave-In Conditioner to the hair and then blow-dried it straight. This helped eliminate frizz from the style and also added shine.
"We’re always in tune with the moisture level of the skin," Turnbow said of Russell's beauty looks. Before Turnbow even met with the celebrity, Russell had already started her skin prep with a facial from celebrity-beloved facialist Joanna Vargas. Her first time experiencing Vargas's magic, Turnbow said the experience made Russell's skin beautifully flushed, well-circulated, and glowing.
Then, Turnbow capitalized on that glow with moisturizers from Juice Beauty, specifically the brand's Prebiotix Hydrating Gel Moisturizer. "Her moisture level is super important to her," Turnbow said. "She’s always putting on thick creams and patting it in."
Turnbow also enhanced Russell's glow by applying foundation with her fingers, rather than a brush or a sponge. "It sinks into the skin a little better," she says. "The warmth of your skin on someone’s skin tends to make it feel a little more dewy."
A Family Affair
Over two hours, Turnbow and Magallones took turns primping and prepping Russell for her big night. Russell's partner, actor Matthew Rhys, was also in the room getting ready for the Golden Globes, making it a family affair.
When it came to figuring out the final look for the evening, Turnbow said it was truly a group effort between herself, Russell, the stylist, and the hairstylist.
"Right after Christmas, we looked at the pictures and decided between two dresses, and then sequins became the thing," Turnbow said.
The Modern Glittery Eye
The sequined gown is what really inspired Russell's modern smoky eye. "We wanted the sparkle of the dress to picked up on the eyes," Turnbow said. To create it, she reached for shades in Kat Von D Beauty's Fetish Palette and traced the eye with the brand's famous Tattoo Liner.
To ensure the glittery eye looked modern and less done-up and structured, Turnbow blended in taupe and gray shadow shades and hazed it out slightly. She also stuck with a neutral, paired-down lip and skipped out on false lashes and just applied mascara. "She doesn’t like false lashes," Tunbow said. "I don’t love them either. She has a good set of lashes."
To keep the look from smudging as the night went on, she set it with the Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Setting Mist.
Stylist Frank Fleming helped Russell pick her light-reflecting Monique Lhuillier gown and Louboutin shoes for the Golden Globes. While you might assume that hair and makeup is an all-day event, Turnbow said the glam time was probably only close to two hours, as Russell likes to have plenty of time to dress and chat before heading out on the red carpet.
The Final Look
As you can see, Russell's super chill glam session ended with a drink and a swift run down the hallway.