I’ve not watched HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (although I love me some Steve Buscemi) so before this year’s award shows, Paz de La Huerta was a name I was only vaguely familiar with. Now, I’m a little too familiar with it, but for all the wrong reasons.
This is Ms. de La Huerta at a Golden Globes after-party.
This is her at an Elle Women in Television event.
I’m seeing a trend here.
Girlfriend has got some looks, there is no doubt. Her face is not what I would call conventionally beautiful, but it is a very nice face to look at. And she’s got a bod that goes on for days, lucky her.
I think she is right to emphasize her mouth, which is very lovely.
BUT, the rest of it she’s doing all wrong.
I, along with the rest of the world, would like for her to discover powder, or at the very least, blotting papers. It is possible that on the first event, she was caught unawares by the bright lighting and whatnot, not realizing that it can get hot under the spotlights.
That doesn’t excuse the next two outings. I mean, there is a dewy complexion and then there is just flat-out unattractively shiny. And even though she looks as if she doesn’t have any other makeup on, she does. However, it seems to be just some sort of liquid or cream foundation. I’m all for a natural-looking eye when paired with a dramatic lip, but this goes a bit too far on the natural side. There is too much dissonance going on with her lips versus the rest of her face.
I think what I’m missing most is a little color on the cheeks. If her makeup artist (who should have an arrest warrant put out for them, seriously) had just done a slight sweep of something, it would not have been quite so tragic. And she has an olive skin tone, but you would never know it looking at the mask that is her face. I don’t know if they actually applied some sort of shine-factor to her face, but it was a big mistake. All three times. I’m not kidding when I say I think I myself could have done a better job. And I would work for cheap!
I think she wanted to replicate the look in this O Magazine shoot, which is very nice, but she should know that there is a big difference between photo-shoot lighting (not to mention Photoshop) and real life.
Paz, call me! And I promise never to mention your brown lips of sadness. Well, maybe once.