Jenny Slate is having one of the biggest years in Hollywood. The multi-hyphenate talent – comedian, producer, actress, write, voice-over extraordinaire, among other things – is making her debut as a first-time nominee for the 2023 Oscars.
But unlike others who may be nominated for one film, Jenny's going for gold for two: Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Marcel the Shell with Shoes on. The former is an award she's nominated for best animated feature, where she plays the voice of a 1-inch-tall shell – with orange shoes on – who finds his own empowerment throughout. It's an adaptation of Jenny and Dean Fleisher-Camp's book of the same name.
While Jenny's been making her rounds throughout award season, it's Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kirin Bhatty who's been helping her look fresh and dewy on red carpets everywhere. To get the look, Very Good Light spoke to Kirin, who helped prep skincare and beauty for Hollywood's biggest night.
"Everything around Marcel feels so authentic and magical," she says. "The fact that I was able to partner as a South Asian artist, with good light cosmetics, an AAPI-founded brand, makes this Oscar moment feel full circle and even more meaningful!"
Indeed, the makeup artist exclusively used good light's line of hypoallergenic skincare for Jenny's night ahead. Here's how she did it:
Lips don't lie
Kirin, known for her no-makeup makeup look – aka her light touch, which has become her signature – started with Jenny's lips. She used good light's New Moon Balm at the beginning of the skin prep process to lock-in moisture for hydrated, healthy lips. The New Moon Balm is great for this as it has hyaluronic acid for plumping, panthenol, great for skin-regeneration, and allantoin, which is a wonder active for helping skin irritation.
Kirin then prepped Jenny's skin with good light's Moon Glow Milky Toning Lotion ($22). The pH-balanced toner has a mix of moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, snow mushroom extract, actives the building blocks of skincare like ceramides, pore shrinking and redness relieving like niacinamide, and more. Basically, the one-stop for prepping skin – fast. Kirin applied the toning lotion directly into her hands and massaged the skin to create what she says is an "instant glow."
To boost and plump the skin, Kirin used a single pump of good light's We Come in Peace Microbiome Serum ($24). With probiotic lysate, blue tansy, bakuchiol, carrot seed oils and more, it creates an other-worldly, healthy glow. She used this as a second step to ensure the natural glow lasted all day at the ceremony – and beyond (hello, after parties!). Kirin actually enhanced this by using a gua sha tool to work the produce into the skin.
"The serum provides such a nice slip for any and all facial tools!" she tells us. "It is super calming, and ensures that skin stays the best version of itself on the red carpet.”
The last step was applying a thin layer of good light's Order of the Eclipse Hyaluronic Cream ($28). This, all over the face, neck and décolleté, working it in with massage and locking in the glow provided by the serum and toning lotion. Pro tip: Kirin used this on Jenny's arms as well for that final red carpet healthy glow.
To send Jenny along, Kirin says she threw in the New Moon Balm in the actress's bag just in case she needed a hydrating touch up throughout the night.
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