I know Sex And The City :: The Movie has been out of the theaters for awhile, and is now on DVD, but I never get tired of watching this movie. I am not too proud to admit that I adore the fantasy of being Carrie Bradshaw – I mean who wouldn’t want to have her closet collection of clothes and shoes??
All the ladies of “SATC” have signature styles specific to their character and makeup looks that reflect that style. Darren Star, the show’s creator of the show did a fantastic job of representing different types of women that we can all associate some part of ourselves with whether it be fashion wise, career wise, or personality wise.
It’s hard to believe all of these women are 40 years of age or over (Kim Cattrall who plays Samantha – is actually 52!). The makeup artists on set kept a reoccurring theme on all the ladies of fairly clean and simple makeup. This worked in the actresses favor because heavy makeup and dark makeup colors tend to make older skin and features look too harsh and almost highlight any unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Not the fabulous look you’d expect from these four best friends. And for those of us not 40 yet or over, we can all still learn a thing or two about how less is more when wanting to appear as young and fresh as possible!
Most of us can associate our looks with one of these four ladies with the variety of hair color and skin tones represented – Charlotte the brunette, Samantha the bottle blonde, Miranda the red head, and Carrie the blonde highlighted brunette!
MAC cosmetics were the makeup products of choice for the makeup artists on the set of the movie, so all product suggestions will come from their collection.
Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) “The Chameleon Beauty”
Carrie’s look goes from extremely simple, to all out glam on her wedding day (my favorite makeup moment on the movie…the red lips were a perfect unexpected compliment to the bridal gown!). The makeup artists kept her skin looking really natural with a bit of luminosity to it – for a light to medium buildable coverage like Carrie, try MAC’s Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation ($28).
We all know SJP is an unconventional beauty (um, nose), and so through most of the movie the spotlight was placed upon her eyes, which were often rimmed all around in dark liner such as black or navy, while her lips were kept in neutrals.
A little light bronzing powder across her t-zone to brighten up her fair skin and some eyeliner with a copper shimmer to highlight her blue-green eyes (MAC’s Spare Change Pearlglide eyeliner-$14) and major mascara would make those eyes pop since her brows and eyelashes are so light.
Her cheeks have the perfect pinky peach color to them which brightens up her whole face and complements her bottle blonde hair (try one of MAC’s Mineralized blushes which contain a pearlized shimmer in either Dainty or Nuance- $21)!
Oh, and if you haven’t visited the website “BagBorrowOrSteal” mentioned in the movie by Jennifer Hudson’s character (she’s Carrie’s personal assistant who “rents” designer handbags) it’s worth going to. A girl’s dream of carrying a Balenciaga or Louis Vuitton can be a reality for a week or a month.