OnlyOnAOL: Whoah, Anna! Kendrick was pitch perfect at the AMAs

The Witty Anna Kendrick


Vanessa Scali met actress Anna Kendrick in Toronto a few years ago and as it goes with most of us when Kendrick is involved, it was love at first sight.

"She\'s smart and witty and down-to-earth and lovely," says Scali.

But when it comes to doing her up, "She has a tiny and delicate face so you can\'t overpower her. She\'s extremely fair. You need a delicate touch with her."

For the AMAs, Scali let the Christopher Kane dress take center stage. "There\'s a lot going on there. I wanted her to look effortlessly sexy, not overdone," says Scali. "We went to her house. We did it in an hour and a half. It was relaxed and the result was effortlessly sexy."

Here\'s how she did it, using all Chantecaille products. Hey, there\'s a reason editors everywhere love them.

First, Scali applied Future Skin Foundation in Alabaster by starting at the center of her face and working outwards for a sheer, natural finish, followed by Le Camouflage Stylo in 1 where necessary and used Liquid Lumiere in Sheen to add soft highlights. She then applied Loose Powder in Light .

She then shaped her brows, and applied the gorgeous Le Chrome Luxe Eye Duo in Tibet, above the crease and extended it out past the natural corners of the eyes.

As for her lips, Scali applied the classic rosebud hue Larkspur.

2015 AMAs: Best and worst dressed - American Music Awards
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OnlyOnAOL: Whoah, Anna! Kendrick was pitch perfect at the AMAs

BEST: Selena Gomez wowed in a gorgeous oxblood halter dress with a demure slit and pin-straight hair. Simple makeup and minimal accessories let the stunning frock speak for itself.

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WORST: Kendall and Kylie have worn tons of designer dresses in their lifetimes in the public eye -- but the sisters missed the mark at the AMAs in disappointing black dresses. Kendall's cowlneck minidress left much to be desired, and her little sister's mess of a BDSM-inspired dress was just too much look. 

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BEST: Carrie Underwood stunned in a fabulous shimmery gown fit for a star. The singer looked flawless in the champagne hue and gauzy cape.

 (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

WORST: Demi Lovato looked outdated in a couch-like gown with an unflattering neckline. Dark lips, old-school pin curls and bulky black rings added to the borderline cheesy look. 

(Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

BEST: Zendaya was a breath of fresh air in a pretty, pink lace mini with a Peter Pan collar. Rosy cheeks and lips completed the actress's unique ensemble.

(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

WORST: Ellie Goulding looked more like she was joining the cast of "Jersey Shore" than attending the AMAs. Her one-shoulder, too-short minidress clashed with her gold and black booties, and her 'do lacked a touch of polish, too. 

(Photo by Michael Kovac/AMA2015/Getty Images for FIAT)

BEST: Gigi Hadid nabbed the spotlight in a ultra-sexy white two-piece with a lace-up bralette and thigh-high slit. A slick, cropped 'do completed the model's white-hot ensemble. 

(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

WORST: Julianne Hough was on the verge of wardrobe malfunction in a T-shirt gown that featured two slits up to ... there. Clunky platforms and tassled earrings also didn't fit the bill. 

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BEST: The One Direction boys looked dapper in varying suits. Liam rocked simple gray with a pink pocket square and skinny tie, Louis opted for a simple speckled suit with a crisp white shirt, Niall debuted adorable new specks, and Harry rocked an eye-catching floral Gucci creation.  

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

WORST: Little Big Town looked less like a group and more like a mixed bag of misses in totally mismatched getups.  

(Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

BEST: Tyga's classy getup came as a surprise -- and we're totally impressed by the chic blue suit and crisp white shirt.

 (Photo by Mike Windle/AMA2015/Getty Images for dcp)

WORST: It might be too late to say "sorry" for this unfortunate ensemble, Biebs. The singer may be riding his comeback, but we're definitely not beliebing in this too-casual, tasteless look. 

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WORST: We're not quite sure what Tove Lo was thinking when she stepped into this caged frock, especially paired with nude undergarments and knee-high suede boots.  

(Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

WORST: Yikes! We're not sure if country singer Kelsea Ballerini meant to channel Elvis Presley, but she definitely succeeded in this flared white jumpsuit with statement belt.

 (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)


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