Makeup Artist Jo Strettell Dishes on Lena Dunham’s Golden Globes Look + More!
Loving Lena Dunham’s punk rock-meets-fresh faced beauty look at the Golden Globes? Her makeup artist, Jo Strettell, gives us tips and tricks to get it and more!
If you went wild over Lena Dunham’s punk rock-meets-fresh faced look at the Golden Globes, then do we have a treat for you, Girls-loving Bettys! To cure your Golden Globes separation anxiety, celebrity makeup artist Jo Strettell tells us all about how she created Lena’s casual-cool look for last Sunday’s big night. Want the step-by-step guide to get the look yourself? Don’t worry — Jo gives us all the deets here!
Betty Confidential: What was the inspiration for the look?
Jo Strettell: I was inspired by Lena’s dress, a rich, dark plum, corseted Zac Posen gown with heavy matte satin off the shoulders and a flowing, weighted skirt. Lena’s boyish haircut and fresh, fair skin was also an inspiration as well.
BC: Why go with a natural look?
JS: We wanted to complement the chic glamour of the dress and Lena’s freshness. That’s why I wanted to go with natural dewy skin with an ever-so-subtle punk-type eye, a flush of her cheeks, and a nude lip.
BC: How long did the look take to complete?
JS: The whole look took about 50 minutes! I like to spend time perfecting a flawless base that will last all night and like to build the eye makeup slowly so I can see when it’s exactly done.
Up next: How to get the look and more!