Her Marchesa dress was sweet and frothy, like ice cream blended with cotton candy.
Which is why The Big Bang Theory nominee Kaley Cuoco opted to focus on her skin when getting ready for the SAG Awards. That means her longtime makeup artist Jamie Greenberg barely used any color, letting Cuoco’s enviable complexion be the star of the red carpet.
“The dress was the star of the show. It was ethereal. Our first inclination was to do a bold lip. But sometimes everything has to be on the same playing field. That’s what we went for,” says Greenberg. “It was girlie and relaxed and a chill chic situation.”
Greenberg doesn’t consider her glam sessions with Cuoco to be a job, as defined by sometimes having to do stuff you don’t necessarily enjoy. “No, it’s not work. It’s pure fun,” says Greenberg. ‘I’m so lucky that I met her and our work relationship has turned into a friendship. We haze each other. It’s fun and laughter. We joke on each other. We sing. We dance. We snap. We have a blast.”
For eyes, she used Mac Eye Shadow in All That Glitters followed by Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. On her cheeks, Bobbi Brown Cheek Glow palette in Pink Opal and Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Homecoming Pink. For contouring, Greenberg turned to St. Tropez Sculpt and Glow.
For the face, Greenberg applied new St. Tropez 3-in-1 Sculpting Powder (launching March 2017) to contour and highlight Kaley’s bone structure and give her skin a hint of bronze. Then, Greenberg rubbed more St. Tropez Finishing Gloss between her hands and gently blotted it onto Kaley’s face to add little more dewiness for the perfect red-carpet-ready glow.
For the body, Greenberg swept on a layer of St. Tropez One Night Only Face and Body Lotion in Light/Medium, covering her skin and blending with her hands to give the skin warmth. Then, for a dewy glow, Greenberg applied an extra layer of the new St. Tropez One Night Only Finishing Gloss (launching March 2017) to highlight her arms and décolletage so that her skin would look radiant for the red carpet.
On Cuoco’s lips, Greenberg used MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Medium Rare to continue with the soft and glowing theme.
The coolest thing about working with Cuoco: She doesn’t realize she’s famous.
“She forgets. She has a life. She’s involved with her horses. She doesn’t really focus on one thing. Her parents did a really good job of keeping her life balanced,” says Greenberg. “She’s so down to earth. Even the other night, we went to the EW [Entertainment Weekly] party and dinner after, and everyone turns to look at her and she’s oblivious. That’s very rare. She has a well-balanced life and she’s a happy person. She radiates such light.”