You all know that I really like Penelope Cruz and think she’s a super Asian-relatable celebrity. So imagine my shock when I saw these pictures of her at Cannes. (I know, I know, I need to stop posting about Cannes – I swear this is the last!)
Whoever did this to Penelope Cruz, who is one of the most naturally beautiful women ever, should be shot. Penelope wore Marchesa to the Pirates of the Carribean Premiere at Cannes. I usually love Marchesa gowns, but this one doesn’t pass muster. It would have been so much better if the nude lining of the gown had just matched her skin tone, but it was way too light. And the lavander color of the gown does nothing to flatter Penelope’s olive-colored skin. Tip for girls with olive-colored skin: don’t wear pastels. Pastel colors make olive-colored skin look sallow.
Also, I don’t understand how the designers couldn’t get the gown fitted properly for Penelope. Her girls are being suffocated. She has such a nice body! The designers should have tailored the gown to accentuate all her curves, instead she just looks uncomfortable. This is a lesson for us all, make sure your clothes fit you correctly. If they don’t, take them to a tailor! It’s worth it.
And finally, we come to her makeup. My friend Erin is guest-editing this portion of this post. Here’s her take:
“They caked on way too much makeup around her eyes and it’s all dried out, creating crow’s feet at the corners of her eyes that don’t actually exist! Whoever did this put a lot of face makeup on her (you can tell because her freckles are gone) and, unfortunately, used face products that dried and caked on her face. They also lined the bottoms of her eyes too heavily, which drags her eyes down and makes her bags more obvious. She needs more liner and mascara on top of her eye lids. Also, where are her eyelashes?!?”
Her lip color and her light blusher look very pretty, but I’m too distracted by what’s going on around her eyes! Whoever did this to her should be drawn and quartered. He/she actually created wrinkles around her eyes. So, last lesson to be learned: don’t cake on too much makeup. Less is always more.
*all pictures of Penelope from Fashion Fame