Elizabeth Banks at the Lucky FABB Conference

Elizabeth Banks at FABB Conference 2012

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During the Lucky Fabb conference, I was able to witness first hand the humor, charm, and cool of Elizabeth Banks.  I instantly became a follower of her hilarious, and very engaging site ElizabethBanks.com, which is her unique take on motherhood, fashion, and Hollywood.  I heart her.

I had to stalk down her makeup team and find out her beauty look.  Not only is her glam squad the best of the best, but they were also so ridiculously generous with me, and shared her makeup and hair breakdown.  Hollywood goodness at it’s best (and oh boy, that is rare!).

Please enjoy, and join me in the Elizabeth Banks lovin’.

Makeup by Gita Bass:

“This is one of my favorite looks so I am extremely happy to give you a breakdown! Here goes:  I was so inspired by the gorgeous beaded flowers on Elizabeth’s Peter Pilotto dress and wanted to transform her into a glamorous spring goddess. This is a case where matching a lip to a dress actually ‘works’  because it ties the whole look together.”


– I evened out her skin tone with Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.

– I used Dior Skin Flash in 02 to highlight under her eyes, along cheekbones and down the bridge of her nose.


– I used Chanel Illusion D’ombre in Emerveille blended on the lid

-I then layered the gold shade from the Tom Ford Eye Color Quad over the top, with the bronze shade blended in the crease.

-I lined the top and bottom lash line with Laura Mercier Caviar Eye pencil in Cocoa using a small stiff brush.

– I curled lashes and applied several coats of YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara.


– For a peachy glow I applied YSL creme de blush in Velvety Peach.

– For a bright pop of color I applied Make Up Forever Rouge Artiste Natural in N31 Soft Fuchsia.

Hair by Mathew Monson:

– When Gita and I arrived to get Elizabeth ready, we took one look at that gorgeous beaded dress and thought “Old Hollywood Glamour”.   It needed to have that feeling of Old Hollywood but with a modern twist.  Elizabeth likes to have fun with her red carpet looks and is usually open to looking different all the time.  She has fun and goes for it. ”

To get the look:

– Starting with damp hair I used “Davines No.3” Universal Mattering mousse.

– Combing through the hair from root to end. I blew out her hair with a round brush to get the maximum amount of volume.

– Once her hair was dry, I took a “3/4″ curling iron and with “1 1/2″ sections and proceded to curl the hair into a set.

– Pinning the curls as I went so that they would have time to cool. Once I finished the set I sprayed it with ” Davines No.9 Structuring Mist and let the set cool.

– Once the hair was cool,  I brushed out the set and took about a dime sized dollop of “Davines No.4 Glossy Modeling Putty emulsified it in my hands and ran it through the hair to give it the extra shine.

– I then pinned up the length to  create a tighter more structured style.

– Lastly, I finished it it off with another spray of the Davines No 9 Structuring Mist.


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