Reese Witherspoon’s makeup at the SAG Awards on Sunday night was so spot on. She looked like a trophy, and yes, I may be a little biased because she is one of my favorite actors. Her makeup artist, Molly R. Stern, was inspired by the “smoldering beauties of film noir” and balanced “rich Bordeaux” colours on the eyes and lips, with “bright and flushed skin.” I was able to get my hands on the list of exact makeup products that were used to complete her amazing look. Wanna know all about it? 

Face: bright, flushed, and photo-ready skin

Stern first applied Caudalie Eau De Beaute Beauty Elixer to invigorate Witherspoon’s skin. Next, she massaged Natura Bisse The Cure Pure Serum to give her skin vibrancy and hydration.

Then, Stern applied NEW Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation in Cream Ivory (not available online yet, but the original silk creme foundation is available here!) to ensure Witherspoon’s complexion was “sheer, dewy and lustrous.”

Using Kjaer Weiss Cream Blush in Lovely, Stern “heated up” the apples of Witherspoon’s cheeks, giving off a “radiant glow.”

Eyes: matte, earthy look

For Witherspoon’s eye look, Stern opted for a “matte earthy wine all over the lids and smoked out underneath the lash line.”

She first created a base using Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Blaze. She then applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle which she described as rich brown shadow, over the base to give the eye “a depth of color.” Stern topped off the eye look with a brighter shadow – Makeup For Ever Artist Shadow – Matte Finish in Morello Cherry.

Next, she tightly lined Witherspoon’s upper and lower lash line using Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Espresso.

Lastly, Stern curled the actress’ lashes with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
and coated her lashes twice using Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara in Black.

Lips: rich, Bordeaux colour

To complete the look, Stern used Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa as a base and brightened and enriched the color by applying the new Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Orchid Pink (Coming in March!). To give an “added punch,” she applied Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Vermillion Red (also coming in March) to the center of the lips.

Finally, she topped Witherspoon’s lip look with Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Black Cherry to give “depth and sheen.”



  1. January 27, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    Ahh so glad you posted this! I saw her photo on Pinterest last night and legit couldn't stop staring at her face 🙂

  2. January 27, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    She is such a beauty! I love her inside and out. She is such a role-model (minus that one incident which involved disorderly conduct, but whatevs).

  3. January 27, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    Not only does her make-up look flawless, but since it's so light and airy, you know she has beautiful skin underneath. Is it wrong to be jealous of a woman's skin 8 years my senior?

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