I will be the first to admit that I am a beauty and makeup novice but I am always down to try something new. With the encouragement from a few of my favorite fellow plus size bloggers, I am recreating a SAG Awards beauty look from 2017 Nominee Sarah Paulson. In collaboration with these plus size bloggers, you can check out a whole range of different SAG Awards beauty looks such as Meaghan O'Connor of Little Lime Dress recreating Emma Stone's look from La La Land.
I like watching the SAG Awards because there are nominees from both television and film. This year, the SAG Award nominee list features a few of personal favorites including Sarah Paulson in her nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. When this miniseries aired this summer, I was totally hooked. I remember watching the trial on TV as a kid but never really having a grasp of what really happened. Paulson's portryal of prosecutor Marcia Clark was so good it already earned her an Emmy.
Other than the peach blush, smoky black liner and lash glue, I didn't really have to purchase that many extra items to recreate this look. Before starting this look, I watched a smudged smoky eyeliner tutorial which advised to use a piece of tape to keep the eyeliner straight and from over-smudging.
Next, I used the shade Butterscotch from the Nude Collection Palette from Pure Cosmetics that I got in my FabFitFun box. Then I applied Diamond Butterfly from MAC's Mariah Carey palette, "It's Everything" along the lid. I blended them together with a brush from my new rose gold eye shadow brush set from Amazon.
With my tape still in place diagonal along the eye line, I applied Wet 'n Wild MegaLast Retractable eyeliner and I used the smudge tool to make it smokey. I'm used to wearing liquid liner so I added just a little liquid liner for more definition. I blended it all in with an eye shadow brush. I have naturally bushy eyebrows (an Italian blessing and curse). Paulson's brows are naturally thinner (or at least shaped smaller) than mine so I just shaped mine up with the Kiss Go Brow Sculpting Auto Pencil.
After I completed my eye shadow, I applied my foundation, MAC's Studio Tech followed by Studio Fix powder for a matte finish. Next, I used Wet 'N Wild's color icon blush in pearlescent pink generously on the apple of my cheeks and a little Colourpop pearlized highligher in Flexitarian.
The last steps to complete my Sarah Paulson inspired SAG Awards beauty look for beginner's was to add lashes and a nude lip. I have yet to master how to apply my own lashes so I had my best friend help me apply Kiss Brush On Strip Lash Adhesive to a set of Ardell Natural Lashes in #128. I don't wear lashes unless I'm having my makeup done so I'm definitely a beginner in this realm but I think these added just enough drama to mimic Paulson's look.
Paulson's lips are a glossy beige but I decided to go for a more matte finish mostly because I already owned a similar shade. I used Ulta contour lip liner and a Colourpop Ultra Matte lipstick in Chi.