Oh lawd! I am going to have to eat my words. I adore Rachel Weisz and she has always been such a hit in my book. However, this makeup scheme is not flattering.
I am not sure what to source as the downfall of this look. Rachel is such a natural beauty and this caked on mess is just sad. Rachel walked the red carpet premiere of the The Lovely Bones (which is a fantastic book and will hopefully be an equally fantastic movie directed by Peter Jackson who also brought The Lord of the Rings trilogy to life).
Her foundation almost has a grey tint to it which could be the real issue. Or perhaps the overpowering lipstick and gigantic eyelashes are hiding the true beauty in her. This violates my golden rule of playing up one and only one feature. If you are going to be rocking bright red lips, you need to create a balance by downplaying the eyes. As you can see by Rachel’s look above, highlighting both features gives the appearance of a clown.
It is truly a shame because I think if she had just stuck with playing up the eyes and went with a more demure shade of lipstick (or vice versa) she would once again be reining on my hit list.