OnlyOnAOL: How Keri Russell stunned at last night's state dinner

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Maybe, if Keri Russell wasn't so incredible a human being, we might be a wee bit resentful that she looked so gorgeous last night -- just months after giving birth to her son.

But we couldn't be more excited at how Russell, and her partner Matthew Rhys -- the Emmy-nominated stars of "The Americans," one of TV's most beloved and to-date underrated series -- stunned at Tuesday's state dinner.

We talked to Russell's makeup artist, Tina Turnbow, to get the details on what went down and how Russell got ready (what our interview with her "Americans" costars above).

President Obama Hosts State Dinner For Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien LoongUS-SINGAPORE-DIPLOMACY-STATE DINNERTurnbow and Russell started working together around 2008. The two met and hit it off immediately.

"We have similar tastes in that we both like glowing skin and natural skin. She's not into a lot of powder. She's very into things that look modern and cool and undone. She's more into smudgy eyeliner. She likes a good cat eye," says Turnbow.

The mom of three is adventurous and playful.

"She's always into trying things. She loves color. She's easygoing. She likes to play up her brows -- she has great brows. She's got a cool aesthetic. I remember I was doing her makeup in her cool brownstone," says Turnbow. "She's into moisturizing. La Mer was a big thing for her. She loves oils and we use the Colbert M.D. Illumino oil a lot. She's into natural stuff. She's into Tata Harper. Right now she's in mother mode. She and Matthew make such a great team.

On the big night, Russell wore a dramatic dress by Stéphane Rolland.

"The inspiration was a goddess. Cleopatra meets Maria Callas. Getting her ready was about prepping the skin, making it nice and dewy," says Turnbow. "I use Laura Mercier radiance primer. We played up her tan. Matthew loved her catty eye. We elongated the shape. I used lots of mascara -- I used Clinique Lash Power on the bottom lashes. The lips were Bite in Honeyberry. And Tata Harper stain on the cheek. I misted her with Tata Harper floral essence."

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