If you do a quick search of Peyton List on the Internet, it's evident that the 17-year-old is always busy. Her already-extensive résumé is peppered with numerous movie and television appearances, including her recurring role in the hit Disney Channel show Jessie. Take a stroll over to her Instagram page, and you'll see the leggy blond traveling the world and taking a (brief) break on set, among many other snap-worthy moments her 6 million followers can keep up-to-date on.
But because we love her flawless complexion and penchant for a bold red lip as much as we love seeing her on the silver screen, we sent photographer Sara Jaye Weiss behind the scenes to capture the actress's entire getting-ready process before a press event with OPI (warning: adorable nail art ahead).
For a full breakdown of Peyton's look, keep scrolling!
"Peyton wanted to wear her hair straight, so starting with wet hair, we applied Alterna Haircare Bamboo Weightless Whipped Mousse ($22) from roots to ends," says stylist Nate Rosenkranz, creative team stylist for Alterna Haircare. "We then blow-dried her hair starting at the roots and drying directionally. After the roots were dry, we took sections starting in the back, working to the top around the head, and dried with a boar-bristle flat brush." For added smoothness, Rosenkranz applied a bit of Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream ($25) and Alterna Haircare Bamboo Kendi Dry Oil Micromist ($25) to the hair before blow-drying. Lastly, Rosenkranz sprayed the hair all over with Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray ($20) "for moveable hold."
Makeup artist Maria Giannopoulos aimed for a "classic beauty look with a smokier eye, still young and fresh but also timeless." For the seemingly airbrushed finish on Peyton's skin, she dabbed a bit of Eve Lom Tinted Moisturizer ($55) onto Peyton's face using a damp Beautyblender ($20), then finished off with Ellis Faas Concealer ($40) tapped under the eye area with her ring finger.
To get that subtle contour, Giannapoulous then applied Becca Lowlight ($42) under the cheekbones and blended with a Beautyblender. She then applied Kevyn Aucoin cream blush ($26) in Patrice with her ring finger onto the apples of the cheeks. Finally, to set everything, she dusted some Julie Hewett Translucent Powder ($42) over the face.
For the brows, Giannapoulos filled them in with the Kevyn Aucoin Brow Pencil ($26) in "tiny hair strokes to give a natural approach."
To get Peyton's minimalist smokey eye, Giannapouos used Stila Eye Shadow ($18) in Coco on the lid and in the crease. Next, she added more dimension to the eye bone with Julie Hewett Eye Shadow ($24) in Brunette. She then lined the eyes with Stila Eye liner ($22) in Stingray on the waterline and on the top of the lid. Next, she smoked out the bottom lash line with the Brunette eye shadow and added a pop of brightness with Julie Hewett Eye Shadow ($24) in Vanilla on the inner corner of the eyes. Finally, she finished off the look with Stila Glamoureyes Mascara ($22) for added fullness.
Last but not least, for that stunning red lip, Giannapoulos swiped on some Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($24) in Fiery.
When I finally meet up with Peyton that morning, it isn't in your typical celebrity interview setting. We agree to meet on a street corner where a giant pink hot chocolate truck adorned with Hello Kitty paraphernalia is waiting, but because the frigid NYC weather was a bit too much to bear, we tuck inside a nearby building lobby and I check out her finished look.
"This is 'Let's Be Friends!' And then I got a little Hello Kitty bow on here [points to ring finger] and was like, it goes with it!" Peyton excitedly told me as I take a look at her incredible mani. Want to cop that perfect light-pink color yourself? It's a part of OPI's Hello Kitty line of nail polish called—you guessed it—Let's Be Friends ($10).
As far as the getting-ready process is concerned, Peyton's a huge fan: "I love it. This morning, I was just sitting in hair and makeup like [sings] 'Yesss!' I love getting my hair and makeup done. Who doesn't want to wake up and not have to do anything?" she says with a smile. But when it comes to calling the shots on her beauty look, Peyton likes to be involved: "I like to give direction. Like today, I had a bunch of screenshots and a bunch of things—I don't know, I feel like for every outfit there's a certain hair and makeup that I always see with an outfit, and I feel like it just makes any outfit perfect. You have to have the right hair and makeup; otherwise, it just doesn't work." We hear you on that, Peyton.
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