Over the years, Baker has accumulated the teardrop, sphere, marquise, and oval shapes for a red-carpet moment like this — making Boynton's eye makeup, more or less, priceless. "I really wanted to have that feeling of deco within this metallic, modern combination of everything else," Baker explains.
To keep the look from appearing too sparkly, Baker balanced it out with a muted, matte lipstick, specifically the Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue in Merry Rose. "I wanted the lips to be subdued in the most buff, '60s tone," she says. "I wanted them to kind of disappear but be there.
Before gluing on the gems, Baker blended the Chanel Ombre Première Laque in Desert Wind — a universally flattering taupe she believes everyone should keep in their makeup bags — all over Boynton's lids and along the bottom.
Baker continually added to each side until they were symmetrical. "I knew what I wanted but I didn't know what it looked like, so I kind of just made it up as I went along," Baker says.
Next, the new Chanel Éclat Du Désert, which is a soft pink illuminating powder that doubled as a blush on Boynton's porcelain skin, was dusted below to help keep the dewy highlight from "slipping and sliding all over the place," she says.
To complement her foiled Louis Vuitton dress, Baker decked out the actress's eyes with a myriad of gems in silver, pewter, and gunmetal hues to create an unexpected, art deco-inspired wing.
Although the look may seem complicated, "it's two eye products and a bunch of sparkles," Baker tells Allure.
Priceless gems marked the actress's first red carpet beauty moment of 2020. https://t.co/LU1OuRfPi1— Allure (@Allure_magazine) January 6, 2020