Mia Wasikowska’s assorted film roles have called for even more varied hair: wavy and blonde in Alice in Wonderland, brown and swept up in Jane Eyre, and long and dark in this month’s psychological thriller, Stoker. And while we appreciate her commitment to each part, we’re even more smitten with her latest real-life look: an edgy bob and retro eyeliner at the New York premiere of her just-released film in which she stars with Nicole Kidman. We’ve heard Stoker is even darker than her character’s hair, but there’s nothing scary about the following tips.
Makeup artist Dawn Broussard prepped Wasikowska’s skin with a cocktail of moisturizing potions: AmorePacific’s Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Crème ($150) and Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System ($35), followed by Chanel’s VitaLumiere Moisture Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup ($55) and Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer ($40). “Apply foundation with a flat brush in a circular motion for seamless application,” Broussard says. To knock out shine, but keep a glow, Broussard applied Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder ($45) in Diffused all over the actress’ face. That dewy cheek colour came from Hourglass’ Aura Sheer Cheek Stain ($45) in Petal and Illume Crème to Powder Bronzer Duo ($40) in Sunset.
Broussard created a gentle wash of colour on Wasikowska’s eyes with Chanel’s Quadra Eye Shadow Palette ($59) in Prelude, applying the lightest shade on the brow bone and under the actress’ bottom lash line. A thin line of M.A.C.’s Liquidlast Liner ($20) in Black was next, followed by a coat of Chanel’s Le Volume de Chanel Mascara ($30) in Black on the top lashes. Even blonde eyebrows can make a statement, so Broussard darkened Wasikowska’s with Laura Mercier’s Brow Definer ($20) in Fair and set them with the brand’s Brow Gel ($20).
For smooth lips, Broussard exfoliated the actress’ pout with Fresh’s Sugar Lip Polish ($23) before applying Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy ($25). The brand’s Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment ($23) in Passion gave that shot of colour.
Wasikowska had just gotten blunt bangs for a magazine cover shoot, but the actress didn’t love them for every day, so hairstylist Ryan Trygstad broke out his scissors. “We made her bangs very choppy and trimmed the back of her hair to make the front longer,” he says. Itching to go short? Trygstad suggests asking for a cut that’s layered and longer in the front and blunt in the back--and always bring in a photo. “Essentially it’s a classic Vidal Sassoon bob with choppy bangs to make it a little more edgy,” he says.
Post-cut Trygstad applied Oribe’s Royal Bowout ($48) to Wasikowska’s locks before drying with a round brush. He applied the brand’s Moisture Cream ($49) to her dry hair, ran a flat iron from root to tip, and sprayed their Texture Spray ($39) on her roots. He finished with L’Oreal’s Elnett Extra Hold Hairspray ($13). It takes a lot of product to get enviable texture like this!