It’s definitely weird not to see Gwen StefaniÃ¢â¬â¢s signature bright lip and eyeliner, so when she went out there with her boy Blake Shelton looking like a sweaty figure skater, everyone was like, WHAT. Now, the man behind StefaniÃ¢â¬â¢s Sunday night beauty look, celebrity makeup artist Gregory Arlt, is stepping to her defense, saying that makeup is about having fun above all else. And I agree- I like the risk. But like risks, sometimes they don’t pay off.
Ã¢â¬ÅWell, the armchair warriors out there in social media land had some very strong opinions about this makeup look I did on Gwen for the Billboard Awards,Ã¢â¬Â the makeup pro wrote on his Facebook page. Ã¢â¬ÅItÃ¢â¬â¢s basically what weÃ¢â¬â¢ve always been doing, just no upper liner or false lashes (and yes, a pale lip as opposed to a color). YouÃ¢â¬â¢d think I sent her out with tinted moisturizer and Chapstick from what people were saying!Ã¢â¬Â
He continued, adding that he loves trying out new looks on the singer, as sheÃ¢â¬â¢s an amazing makeup muse: Ã¢â¬ÅGwen is the ultimate Barbie head Ã¢â¬â we love experimenting and trying new things; sometimes subtle (Ooh! A pink lip! Ahh! Lining her eyes with shadow instead of liquid!) and sometimes dramatic (I bleached her eyebrows for the Ã¢â¬ËPush And ShoveÃ¢â¬â¢ video and sent her out onstage for the awards performance with a nude, pared down [Ã¢â¬â¢90s] supermodel, sun-kissed look).Ã¢â¬Â
Hey again, more power to Gregory and Gwen. I just think it was too much dazzle, and not enough color.
ÃÂ What did YOU think of Gwen’s Billboard look? Check it out and WEIGH IN BELOW!