Amanda Seyfried for W Korea

Posted on January 24, 2012

Amanda Seyfried goes the big-hair-and-heavy-makeup route for W Korea.

Amanda Seyfried featured in the February issue of W Korea magazine photographed by David Slijper.


Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Collection


Chanel Spring 2012 Collection


The clothes look great, but that makeup seems a bit too much for her features. We’re all for a big-eyed gal rocking some dramatic eye makeup, but that covershot and second picture make her look like she’s got facial bruising. Is it us? Isn’t she, like we said about Mia Wasikowska the other day, better suited to the clean looks, because she’s got a face out of an old painting? She’s more “Girl with a Pearl Earring” than “Goldie Hawn on Laugh-In,” right?

Love the hair and clothes, though.

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  • Jessica Walsh

    The makeup in the second shot makes her look like Lindsay Lohan, which is…. bad.
    Too much!

    • Bridget Smith

      I thought the same thing. It’s mostly the lipstick, I think.

    • WordyDoodles

      Good call on the Lohan look. That’s it exactly, with the light light pink lips and the frowny look.

    • BerlinerNYC

      I thought the same thing… which is ironic, given that Mean Girls made them both stars…

    • Anonymous

      yup! That struck me for the cover look — so it’s a little cringy. 

    • rynerman

      Was just coming here to say the same thing.  Make it stop immediately!

    • Anonymous

      Wow, right away I thought exactly the same thing; scary!

    • Anonymous

      I thought so too.  And that is not a good comparison.  That lipstick in the firs two shots is awful.  That’s probably why I like the third picture the best–they gave her some lipstick that wasn’t that weird shade of porn star white/pink.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    She has big beautiful eyes, but they’re hooded – prominent brow bone. Not suited to dramatic smokey eyes and all that.

    • Anonymous

      Never noticed before but I think your right! Too much for her eye shape and not applied with skill, very slapdash. I’m guessing it didnt look so bad in person. Its a shame they made her look so 70s drag club with the makeup, shes much more beautiful than that.

  • Shannon Stewart

    Having rather enormous eyes myself, I can tell you that it’s not the AMOUNT of make-up that’s the problem.  I do heavy eye make-up regularly for dress occasions, and I never look like I have bruises.  It’s the particular shades and application here.

    • Dina dV

      That was my thought.  She has very well-defined features for a pale blonde so she could wear a lot of make up and still look otherworldly beautiful, but the way it’s done here is just too slapdash and 70s looking.

  • foodycatAlicia

    Too much bronzer on her cheeks – with a facial structure like that she really doesn’t need it. I do love the red lip on her though!

  • Anonymous

    The makeup in the second photo makes her look like Jessica Simpson, which is something I wouldn’t have believed could be done. Oh, and it’s unfortunate.

    • Anonymous

      You’re not talking about the picture on the model, are you?  Because when I saw the model, I thought, “she looks like a stick version of Jessica Simpson.”

      • Anonymous

        I meant the way they did her makeup and hair in the second photo from the top. If I were just shown that picture, I would never have guessed it was Amanda. She is definitely not Simpson-sized! :)

  • Anonymous

    When you have big lips AND big eyes, choose one or the other to play up. But for the love of God, DON’T let the makeup artist erase your lips with foundation.

    • BerlinerNYC

      Right. It’s the same rule as not showing cleavage AND legs (hello, Boobs Legsly!).

  • Anonymous

    She looks like she got shot with Homer’s make-up rifle.

    • BerlinerNYC

      YES! That image is as indelible in my mind as it was on Marge’s face (or the wall next to her)…

  • Cindi Williams

    Before I knew what TLo would say, I thought to myself, “I don’t usually notice make-up, but man! that’s not good”.

  • Laura Schultz

    Well she gives WWWWAY better face than Mia. She can really work the camera. Beautiful beautiful woman. 

  • MilaXX

    Not liking this and that 2nd shot looks like Lilo the day she showed up in court with bad contouring on her face.

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing about the second shot. 

  • Anonymous

    Love the red lip on her.  But she looks…off.  I’m not sure how to describe it, but I don’t think they used the correct makeup for her coloring.  

    She’s a dramatic blond, not a fluffy twee blond

  • G

    Hate that furry crotched Chanel number.  And a furry butt too?  Too much makeup and a little photoshop – not good.

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    Totally agree. These pics are fine but they don’t show Amanda at her best. She is so lovely – I just feel like the make-up gets in the way. And I love the Vuitton but hate the Chanel. Come on…if someone sent that down the runway on PR we would rip them apart 17 different ways. She’s got a rug covering her rug.

  • Anonymous

    How bad do those shoes in the LV model look.   

    I know thick eyebrows are in, but the eyebrow treatment on the cover shot is all kinds of hiddy. 

  • marilyn

    What is going on with the scraggly hair all over the crotch area?  Who in the world thought that was high fashion?  Is it a bad joke?   the first LV dress looks like bad home sewing.  What were they going for?  An unfitted a-line dress?   It reeks of home ec projects, and I am not talking about the top of the grading curve.  That is high fashion? 

    The second has the scraggly hair on the crotch issue, with more of it up and down the back.  This is good?  At first I thought that the designer should tell all of us what he was going for with this dress. After a moment’s reflection, I can see what he was going for, and I think the designer needs to spend some time with a mental health professional to work out some strange issues.  That poor girl.  Thank goodness they tried to do a shot of the second dress where the crotch hair was not so obvious.  I hope she was paid a lot of money, and thank goodness W Korea probably has limited circulation. 

    Who cares about her face? There is too much strange stuff going on to even notice her face.

  • Anonymous

    These are really awful pictures of her. I’m all in favor of makeup, but this makeup totally obscures her beautiful face.

  • Anonymous

    I”m distracted by the graceless and unflattering pose of the model wearing the Louis Vuitton dress.  

  • Anonymous

    The third pic isn’t bad and I like the red lips but really, they didn’t do her face any favors here. I just don’t get the makeup at all. 

  • Anonymous

    Who on the payroll at W Korea thought it would be a good idea to have a cover shot where you’re actually looking up the subject’s nose?

    • Lori

      That cover shot really is not good. Not only are we looking up her nose, that eye make-up is making her look a little scary. Like she’s eat my liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti scary. She’s a lovely girl and has never made me fear for my life before, so I have no idea why they did this to her.

      • Anonymous

        The camera angle is so bad – gives her a pinhead.

  • Anonymous

    The freaky eyes and bloodless lips are a bit bride of Dracula. I like the third shot.

  • Anonymous

    I am so tired of the big swollen lips.  I mean, if they are natural they look great, but hers look too fake.

    • Cassie

      They’re real. She’s always had lips that lush. The mega-red lipstick just makes them look artificially large.

  • Me Again

    She looks the best in the last picture… although I like the clothes in the first two better.

  • Kathryn

    She’s so incredibly beautiful.  I’m partial to her because of her role in “Mama Mia”.

  • Cassie

    No. I love W, but this is all wrong for her. I understand wanting to give her a different look, but this doesn’t suit her features at all. You’d think a W makeup artist would know how to play them up… 

    I still love her though.

  • Emily

    Awful make-up.  Jeesh.

  • leah besson

    she looks like lindsay lohan in the 2nd photo.  

    • Janie R

      Absolutly read my mind! Lindsay’s older worn out sister.

  • Anonymous

    Well, looking at the shoulder treatments on the Chanel (which I like, except for all the hairy stuff), I guess we can see where Jerrel has gotten his puffy black crap inspiration….

  • Anonymous

    It’s not you. It’s too much.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Can’t imagine why they didn’t choose the last picture for the cover.  The first one is all nostril and the second one looks like she’s wearing a bunny tail.  Cute, but I can’t believe that’s what they were going for.

  • TigerLaverada

    Yeah, the makeup’s wrong for her, IMO. I didn’t think Mia K’s was bad, but this is a bit tarted up, particularly for the cool/fragile style clothes she’s wearing.

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  • Judy_J

    Too much paint.

  • Anonymous

    That LV on the cover is incredible. I mean, not the shape, which is a space cocoon, but the textile/material/whatever it is is incredibly three-dimensional without looking crafty.

  • Anonymous

    That cover shot is terrifying. Is she in a remake of “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman”? She looks like she’s about to step down and crush me.

    The makeup is all wrong here. Flesh-colored lips freak me out.

    She is very sexy and strong in that last pic, though. That one is the winner, for sure.

  • Anonymous

    all i get from that cover shot is a pair of shiners and nostrils…bleh….

  • Anonymous

    I think lipstick the color of tinted pink concrete would be hard for anyone to pull off.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like looking up her nose on that cover. that’s all I have to say on the matter.:)

  • Aaminah Khan

    The make-up on the cover and in the first photo is just atrocious. She looks like she’s just undergone failed plastic surgery. A shame, because she’s a really pretty gal who’s taken some great photos in the past.

  • Susan Crawford

    The third picture down reeks of La Lohan. I’m so sorry. Amanda, but this is NOT a good direction for you. And take Auntie Susan’s advice: when you have six pounds of eye shadow and mascara on, try to keep the lipstick down to under half a pound. Trust me on this, sweetie.

  • Anonymous

    She doesn’t just look like Lohan in that awkward pose in the second shot; she looks like Lohan peeing while standing up. Eww. (And we all know LiLo’s done it. Possibly even while wearing Chanel.)

    • Anonymous

      Oh god, I can’t unsee it. And what looked like a bunny tail at first now looks more like toilet paper.

      Oh god. Oh god. It is Lohan pooping in a corner behind a statue at some kind of gala. UNDO. UNDO!

  • Anonymous

    Why would they want to make such a pretty young woman look freakish?

  • Anonymous

    Mean girl vibe – every time with this one. They seem to veil it less and less.

  • Anonymous

    Why are the cover blurbs in English for a Korean magazine?

  • Jody Lee

    This actress, with her huge features stuffed into a tiny face, like an anime character brought to life, has creeped me out since the moment I saw her.  I honestly shuddered all through “Mama Mia.”  This photo shoot just reinforces my reaction.

  • ecallaw

    I love her makeup in the 3rd picture–she has the kind of features (huge eyes and lips) that are put in a cartoon or on a Bratz doll as the epitome of beauty, but no one in real life (except her) actually has. In the third picture her face looks like Jessica Rabbit’s.

  • Lexie

    The make-up in the second one is awful, but she looks great in that last shot.

  • Anonymous

    That cover shot is pretty awful. She looks totally tranny.

  • glennethph

    The third photo is the best.

  • Anonymous

    Big eyes and big lips do not need big makeup.

  • Anonymous

    I am very fond of her looks because, to me, she is beautiful in a way that lets you see (or to imagine that you can see) through the beautiful to a former ugly duckling phase.

    In other words, she’s not cookie-cutter.

    That said, I’m not enthused about her makeup, here, but I don’t know enough about makeup to say why. I don’t love either the pale pink lip (though I otherwise like the 2nd photo) or the intense red lip.

    Clothes are nice. I want to see her in dark silk kimonos, kind of decadent, ’20s or ’30s style, though. Or even as the exotic femme fatale from a silent film.