Get the Look: Keri Russell
Keri Russell lives in Brooklyn, bikes to work, and has two young kids. She’s so laid-back, in fact, that even her glam red carpet looks come off as real-life appropriate. Luckily, she’s out and about promoting her FX hit, The Americans (a Regan-era Cold War drama in which she plays a Soviet spy), leaving a sea of inspiration in her wake. But of all her recent looks, the bronzer plus purple eyeliner above might just be our go-to summer combo.
Makeup artist Tina Turnbow prepped Russell’s skin with Laura Mercier’s Radiance Foundation Primer ($28). “I always use it on Keri,” she says. “It illuminates really nicely.” Next, she applies Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation ($42) with her fingers and YSL’s Touche Eclat ($40) under Russell’s eyes. Instead of blush, Turnbow dusted a warm bronzer onto the apples of the actress’ cheeks. “Choose a formula without a lot of shimmer,” Turnbow says. We like Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel ($50) or M.A.C.’s Bronzing Powder ($24). Josie Maran’s Matchmaker Powder Foundation ($34) on Russell’s T-zone finished the skin.
Turnbow skipped eye shadow and opted for two purple eyeliners to enhance Russell’s green eyes. She smudged Urban Decay’s Vintage 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($18) in Lust and Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier Pencil ($22) in Victoria Falls all around the actress’ lash line, slowly building the intensity. “Keri loves a thick, chunky lash so I used Clinique’s Bottom Lash Mascara ($10) to make them look really thick,” Turnbow says. On top, she applied Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara ($23).
Turnbow applied Nars’ Satin Lip Pencil ($25) in Biscayne Park to Russell’s pout.
Russell has keratin treatments to thank for her not-so-curly locks (a long way from her Felicity days). “It makes it much easier for her to do at home,” says hairstylist Brian Magallones. Even with a treatment, however, you need a good blowout. Magallones prepped Russell’s tresses with Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic ($17) and blow-dried her locks with a large round brush. He wrapped medium-sized sections of hair around a 1 1/4–inch curling iron, leaving the bottom inch out. “I flat-ironed the ends to keep them straight and modern,” Magallones says. He brushed the actress’ locks to keep the texture soft, then used Aveda’s Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss ($27) on the ends for shine, and set the look with the brand’s Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray ($26). “The style was inspired by old Hollywood waves,” says Magallones. “But it’s much more modern.”