Walt Disney Studios
After what feels like eons of vampires, aliens, and other scary creatures, we've been itching for a good chick flick. Well, the wait is over, thanks to When in Rome. Here's the gist: Kristen Bell plays Beth, an ambitious New Yorker who's had it with dating. On a crazy trip to Rome for her sister's wedding, Beth steals some coins from a fountain of love and ignites the passion of the men who threw them in. While fending off the aggressive pack of suitors, Beth meets Nick (played by Josh Duhamel) and things get...well, you know how these movies go. And like the lead actress in all good romantic comedies, Kristen Bell's makeup looks natural yet stunning. Here, the film's head makeup artist, Lori Hicks, tells us which products she used on set and shares some of her best insider makeup tips.
What was your inspiration for Kristen Bell's makeup look?
Since her character is a no-nonsense career woman, the challenge was to make her look less Hollywood glam and more like a New York City sophisticate. So we kept the makeup clean and natural for most of the film. However, when she goes to Rome for her sister's wedding, her look gets a bit sexier, with flushed cheeks and smokier eyes.