One of the most fabulously funny faces around belongs to bb fave Kristen Wiig. Learn more here about her nature friendly ways and check out her many stunning looks (like we needed another reason to be envious of her after witnessing the love Jon Hamm aka. 'Don Draper' showed Ms. Wiig on her SNL departure!) We feel a girl crush coming on...
Kristen Wiig hit the big time with her HILARIOUS film Bridesmaids last year, which she co-wrote and starred in. It earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy, and an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Oh, and the mega-respect of every woman out there who could relate to the female-centric misadventures of her character. We all know, deep down, that these things are bound to occur when wedding bells start to ring and results in the competitive nature of lady love (read: bridesmaid selection and duties) dictates friendships!
But as Saturday Night Live fans would well-know, Wiig has caused many a comedy lover to clutch their sides in pain from too much laughter (if ever there was a thing!) long before the hit film. First appearing in season 21 of the long running sketch show, Wiig became a permanent SNL member in 2006. Here she played Sue, a woman who can't control her excitement over surprises, The Target Lady, the super sexy and often inappropriate Shanna, the often disappointed and hard-to-please movie critic Aunt Linda, as well as impersonations of real-life people like Lana Del Rey, Drew Barrymore, Taylor Swift and Kris Jenner. If you haven't seen any of these skits, I suggest you jump on youtube stat! But be warned: you'll probably spend a good 5 hours watching every Kristen Wiig clip, ever, and giggling yourself senseless. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon though, right?
Kristen is also pro-green, which we are loving this month at bb thanks to our 'Go Green' theme. She is a proud vegetarian, being named PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian in 2011, along with Russell Brand. On top of that, Wiig has made it clear she is totally against wearing fur. Not only is she an animal lover, but she also cares about global warming having filmed a skit for Funny or Die to raise money for the Clinton Foundations' eco efforts.
Kristen has also caught the attention of the fashion elite, recently appearing on the cover of US marie claire magazine. We must say, we love her ever changing style too. Whilst she deviates between blonde, caramel and dark chocolate strands of various lengths, her style is always naturally classic. Here are our top 3 Kristen looks...
Kristen looks lovely and summery as a blonde. If you choose to go super light with your locks, make sure you use a nourishing conditioner to revive your strands (Anyone watched Becka's blonde hair disaster on The Shire the other night? If not, you don't want to see it. You hair will hurt from just watching it! Avoid her hair look at all costs!) For a naturally soothing and smoothing conditioner, we love Aurora Spa Rituals Burdock & Rose Revitalising Conditioner which is suitable and effective for all hair types and includes macadamia, carrot and hazelnut oils as well as Australian quandong peach for high shine.
As a caramel hued leading lady, Kristen makes her peepers pop with lashings of dark and moody makeup. For a similar look, reach for a liquid liner and a pencil liner to paint and draw around your lashes. We are longtime fans of Eye of Horus and find their liners superb, both for their long lasting wear as well as their kind-to-eyes, gentle formulas. For a liquid line, try the Liquid Define Liner, which makes application easy with a felt tip applicator. Pencil wise, reach for the Smokey Eye Pencil which is 100% waterproof and and comes with a convenient smudging tip.
Keep the rest of your look simple, finishing with a sweep of colour on the cheeks a la Kristen with MeMeMe's Blush Me! Blush Box which comes in a range of shades, so you can find your perfect rouge.
Perhaps our favourite shade on Kristen, dark chocolate locks suit this funny lady down-to-the-ground, complementing her skin tone to perfection! Her complexion is also devine and can be achieved with one simple rule; a good skincare routine! Look for brightening and lightening products which help to promote a fresh complexion and deter pigmentation, redness and spots from blemishes. For a lovely natural product, perfect for a killer complexion combo, integrate Be In Awe's Kaanti Lightening Serum into your routine. Indian gooseberry, gotu kola, and sage extract help to brighten your skin - after 28 days you should expect to see your skin's tone improved and evened.
Do you love Kristen Wiig too? What is your fave character or skit of hers? One thing is for sure - funny girls are awesome in our books! - Lauren