OnlyOnAOL: Why Amy Poehler always has a blast on red carpets

Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz and Jason Moore On "Sisters"
Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz and Jason Moore On "Sisters"


There was nothing funny or comical about Amy Poehler's edgy Andrew Gn Oscar frock.

And it's what inspired her total look, says her makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen, who used Kiehl's Since 1851 and Elizabeth Arden on the actress.

In short, says Reiss-Andersen, Poehler "is most delightful person on two feet. She knows what she needs. She's done this a million times. The dress was the deciding factor. I had a million plans in my head. We could do a smokey eye. But then you see the dress."

88th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
88th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

And that hair. "It's a gorgeous copper hue. I used a green pencil to pop the eyes. She's got a ton of lashes. We did amp that up a little bit," says Reiss-Andersen, with her go-to product being the brand new Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara. Another major product: Kiehls Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque.

As for where they got ready, get this, guys: "We went to her office. It's a beautiful cottage situation with a backyard. We opened the door. The birds were chirping. I couldn't believe it. She's so zen about the whole thing. She's not nervous. She's done it a trillion times. She'll walk the carpet. She'll have a blast."

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