Jennifer Lawrence stepped out for the U.K. premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and she wowed in a stunning Dior gown that landed her a spot on our Look of the Day list. The floor sweeping number featured side cut outs and chain details that looked absolutely perfect for the red carpet event, but it was her complementary makeup that captivated our attention the most. So, we went straight to the source, and her makeup artist for the evening, Jillian Dempsey, broke down all of the fascinating details.
"We wanted Jennifer's makeup tonight to have a demure, glamorous vibe for the red carpet," Dempsey explained. She went on to echo our sentiments for the seductive gown by adding, "The Dior dress she was wearing was rich, and made for a sexy shot from the side, so we felt her makeup look should have the same feeling."
Diorskin Star Concealer in #002 Beige ($32; dior.com) was used as a base to lay a smooth foundation on Lawrence's skin. The radiant formula is perfect for neutralizing any discoloration while also adding a brightening effect. Lawrence naturally has beautiful skin so instead of covering it with tons of foundation, Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Invisible Powder in #020 ($56; dior.com) was lightly dusted over the concealer to set the look.
Dempsey made the apples of the movie star's cheeks pop with DiorBlush Vibrant Colour Blush #553 ($43; sephora.com) and the Limited Edition Diorific 'State of Gold' Illuminating Pressed Powder ($82; dior.com).
Lawrence's eyes were brightened with Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in #631 ($31; nordstrom.com) and for added dimension the 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette #746 Ambre Nuit ($62; nordstrom.com) was blended over her lids.
"The look was really all about that lip," adds Dempsey, "and I chose the unique color, that I've never used on her before." The standout shade is Brun Samarcande ($35; nordstrom.com) from the Rouge Dior Lipstick collection. The brownish red tone was the perfect finishing touch as it coordinated with Lawrence's show stopping dress.