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Mandy Moore hit the Golden Globes red carpet in a dress with a cape and a glorious stretch of sternum that absolutely required a web of elaborate boob taping. (Cue the “golden globes” jokes.)
The internet noticed — and appropriately admired — her gleaming expanse of skin when she took the stage with This Is Us co-star Milo Ventimiglia.
Rack Spackle, Hollywood's Hottest Sternum Burnisher, was bizz-ayyy tonight! #GoldenGlobes— Sarah T. (@SarahThyre) January 9, 2017
While I dearly wish Rack Spackle was a person or product or... anything, really, Moore’s décolletage is likely painted with your average highlighter. According to a press release, makeup artist Jenn Streicher used Caudalie skincare and Laura Mercier on the actress. The general rule is that you continue your foundation into your neck and blend well, so why not go right down to the top of your diaphragm if that’s what your dress requires?
Streicher used Laura Mercier Candleglow Concealer and Highlighter above Moore’s cheekbones for “an extra dewy and glowy complexion,” which is an apt description for her boobs, too. It’s a product I’d expect to do boob duty if Hollywood’s favorite secret, Pretty Peaushun, wasn’t on hand. Gwyneth Paltrow made the cream, which comes in a pouch, hides cellulite, makes you look like you have muscle tone, and gives you radiant skin, famous — so you know it’s good.
I’ve asked Streicher exactly what sort of fairy dust she used on Moore’s boobs and will update if I ever find out.
Update: I have confirmation on the product used on Moore’s sternal region. It’s Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in — wait for this color name — Indiscretion.