Anna Wintour may have helped out with the wardrobe for Sarah Jessica Parker’s Glee character–a Vogue.com editor–but she clearly did not have any say in the makeup direction, as we sincerely doubt Wintour or anyone from Vogue suggested she be made to look like former French Vogue editrix Carine Roitfeld.
Her makeup was pretty and low-maintenance and apparently inspired by her character’s boss’s supposed nemesis Carine Roitfeld. Makeup artist Elaine Offers, who created Parker’s look, told the Hollywood Reporter, “I was inspired by Carine Roitfeld, editor in chief of CR Fashion Book and former editor of Vogue Paris. She always has that timelessly sexy rock and roll look to her eyes that is never too perfect, but always appropriate.” Specifically, that involved “a signature smoky eye that she throws on in a minute, a pinch of rosiness in her cheeks and a touch of gloss for shine.”
Of course a makeup look inspired by Carine (she does have her own MAC line after all) isn’t nearly as implausible as, say, when Kurt–a recently hired intern–breaks into Vogue‘s fashion closet to give Rachel a makeover. And when his boss, SJP, finds them, she not only allows it, but helps with Rachel’s makeover while singing “The Way You Look Tonight.” Oh, she also films the whole musical makeover montage, sends the video to Anna Wintour as an idea for a story and receives the following response: “Great –Anna.”
Just a word of advice to any Glee fans/Fashionista readers interested in a Vogue internship: That wouldn’t happen.