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Jennifer Lawrence, Cannes

New Beauty Breakdown! Jennifer Lawrence at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in Cannes

Makeup by Kay Montano

I said we were spoiled with new Beauty Breakdowns at MM this week, and I wasn’t kidding. Here’s my favourite new actress, the fabulous Jennifer Lawrence in Cannes at the premiere of the new Hunger Games film, Catching Fire. How gorgeous is this lipstick colour?

Jennifer’s hair was by LA/NY hair supremo Mark Townsend (who he works with regularly).

Foundation:

  • Diego Dalla Palma Lifting Effect Cream Foundation in Natural Beige (Available at M&S Your Beauty)
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX 08 around her nose

Powder: Jurlique Rose Scented Powder brushed onto the T-zone

Blush: Autograph Pure Colour Powder Blush in Pale Blush (available at M&S Your Beauty)

Eyes:

  • Pur Eyeshadow trio in Rock Goddess (Available at M&S Your Beauty)
  • Autograph Quick Dry Liner Pen in Black (Available at M&S Your Beauty)
  • Mascara – Cover Girl (official sponsor of the Hunger Games) Mascara in Flamed Out

Lips: Autograph Chubby Lip & Cheek in 98 Pink Geranium

Nicole Kidman Cannes

New Beauty Breakdown! Nicole Kidman in Cannes, at the Calvin Klein Women in Film party

Makeup by Kay Montano

Foundation: MyFace MyMix foundation in F2

Powder: Jurlique Rose Powder

Eyes:

  • Chanel Black Slate (New eyeshadow pencil) blended with a brush
  • M&S Autograph Quick Dry Eyeliner pen in black
  • Chanel Le Volume mascara in Black.

Blush: Diego Dalla Palma in Orange Coral blush

Lips: Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Nude Beige

Nicole Kidman, Cannes Film Festival

New Beauty Breakdown! Nicole Kidman in Cannes

Makeup by Kay Montano

It’s an exciting week at MM HQ – it’s all the red carpet excitement of Cannes! Amazing international makeup artist Kay Montano has been in Cannes all week, looking after her regular clients, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lawrence. And in my hot sticky paws today, I have breakdowns.

My favourite look that Nicole has worn this week has been this one at the Opening Ceremony:

Nicole Kidman, Cannes Film Festival

Here’s what Kay used:

Foundation: MyFace MyMix foundation in F2

Powder: Jurlique Rose Powder

Blush: Chanel Joues Contraste in Frivole

Eyes:

  • M&S Your Beauty’s Slate Eyeshadow
  • Chanel Illusion d’Ombres in Convoitise (gold), and Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Apparition (navy)
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

Lashes

  • Diego Dalla Palma GoGo mascara (available at M&S Your Beauty departments in the UK)
  • Eyelure Individual False Lashes in Medium

Brows: Eyeko Eyebrow Gel

Lips: Bobbi Brown Pink Lily Creamy Matte Lipcolour

Body: MAC Face and Body in C2 plus Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl

Also of note was Kay persuaded Nicole to wear Chanel’s gorgeous new nail polish in Lilis, which worked perfectly with her exquisite floral dress and pink heels.

I have more Cannes Beauty Breakdowns from Kay on the way!

Cannes Festival Pass

Jennifer Lawrence makeup

New Beauty Breakdown! Jennifer Lawrence and her BAFTA makeup

Makeup by Kay Montano
So I have a total girl crush on American actress Jennifer Lawrence – how beautiful does she look here? My favourite makeup artist, Kay Montano and awesome London hairdresser, Johnnie Sapong, was Jennifer’s glam squad at the BAFTAS this week.
Kay has done a detailed breakdown of what she used on Jennifer on her website, Her post is so gorgeous (with lots of details about blending and how-to), that I thought I would send you straight to her fabulous website to read it. Here’s the link:
Salma Hayek Red Carpet

New Beauty Breakdown! Salma Hayek at the British Fashion Awards

Last week was the British Fashion Awards in London (held at the beautifully refurbished Savoy Hotel), and actress Salma Hayek was presenting an award to Stella McCartney, who won Fashion Designer of the Year. Her go-to red carpet makeup artist is Kay Montano, who sent me the following breakdown of what she used. I love Salma in that hot pink lip!

Face

  • Nuance foundation in Medium-Deep Warm.
  • Ben Nye under eye concealer in Mellow Orange Medium.
  • Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder brushed onto the T Zone.
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder to accentuate cheekbones.
  • Bare Minerals HotRocks Blusher at M+S Your Beauty.

Eyes

  • Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Shell lightly brushed over entire lid.
  • Chanel Brown Eye Pencil smudged into a cat shape from inner to beyond
  • outer corner followed by a fine line of Autograph Ultimate Wear Gel
  • Eyeliner.
  • Black Magic Mascara by Eyeko
  • Diego Dalla Palma Colour Eyebrow Fixer from M+S Your Beauty.

Lips

  • Diego Dalla Palma lipstick in Baby Pink

Salma Hayek Nuance

Emily Blunt, Harper’s Bazaar, Woman of the Year

New Beauty Breakdown! Emily Blunt at the Harper’s Bazaar Woman of the Year Awards

Makeup by Florrie White

English actress Emily Blunt looked spectacular on the red carpet last week at the Harper’s Bazaar Woman of the Year Awards in London. Her makeup artist was none other than MM favourite, Florrie White. Here’s the breakdown of what she used for the soft yet glamorous look:

“Emily Blunt was wearing a dramatic floor length warm orange Alexander McQueen dress with a bejewelled halter neck, and she wanted to keep the make-up simple yet beautiful to work with the dress. So I created a warm make-over focusing on the warmth of the skin and enhancing her beautiful eyes.

She had just come off set from the new action film she is starring in with Tom Cruise where she is playing a very physical part. I cleansed her skin with Decleor Cleansing water and then soothed it with Decleor Life Radiance. Her lips were quenched with Dr. Lipp balm for lips. I then applied Givenchy Acti-Mine primer in Mango over her cheekbones and temples. Over this I evened out her skin tone with Chanel Perfection Lumiere Long Wear foundation, mixing shades 30/40. I then banished any shadows under her eyes with Bobbi Brown Eye Brightener and a little more Bobbi Brown concealer around her nose.

For her eyes I applied Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Beach Honey in the inner corner of her eyes, sweeping it across the top lid, up into the crease. I then applied Chantecaille Shine Eye Shade in Rose Quartz mid way across the crease, blending it out to far edges of her eyelid. I also applied this shade over the top lashes, blending it out. I swept Chantecaille’s Rose Gold over the top of the lashline creating a smudged out line giving definition to the eye, I also blended it softly under the lower lashline. I enhanced this soft line by applying Mac Twinks with a very fine slanted brush into the lashline. Eyelashes were curled then accentuated with Stila Forever Your Curl mascara.

Using a large bronzer brush I swept Shiseido Bronzer in 2 from the apples of her cheekbones up to her temples, then dusting over her nose and lightly down over her chin. I also brought this warmth from the bronzer over her forehead and into her hairline creating a really warm glow.

I lined her lips with Revlon lipliner in Nude and then applied Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited lipstick in Beige Darling. The look was set with Sisley Pressed Powder in Transparent Matte.”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

New Beauty Breakdown! Rosie Huntington Whiteley in VS magazine

Photographer Greg Williams | Makeup by Florrie White

I saw this stunning shoot of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley last week in VS magazine, and I had to contact her makeup artist Florrie White, who I used to assist, and find out what she used. Having worked with Rosie, Florrie and Greg Williams at different times, I knew the three of them together would be magic. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Rosie look better – which makes for pretty incredible photos since Rosie is so naturally stunning anyway! Here’s what Florrie used:

“During this shoot the make-up got smokier and sexier, even though Rosie is still the embodiment of sexy without make-up. I generally always prefer the make-up when it has organically evolved throughout the shoot and settled on the face. I think this shot was the last set up of the day, taken overhead, inspired by the infamous shot of Marilyn Monroe in bed shot by Douglas Kirkland.

As always before each makeover I cleansed Rosie’s face with Decleor Aroma Cleanse Water (soon to be re-launched) and moisturised with my favourite product from Decleor, Life Radiance. This cream duo really evens out and soothes the complexion so little foundation or concealer is needed. It gives a glow. I work from my Bobbi Brown foundation palette using a mix of about 5 of the foundation shades along with two or three of the Eye Brighteners so the face isn’t flat in just one shade, and all blemishes are concealed in the right shade.

I filled in Rosie’s eyebrows with Laura Mercier’s eyebrow palette in Ash and Medium Brown. I can’t help mixing colours! I wanted them to be quite strong so they really framed her eyes. I basically brushed the powdered pigment through her natural brow line with a slanted brush, which also teased the hairs up and along.

Eyelashes curled, I played around with two Tom Ford Eye Colour Quads in Golden Mink and Cognac Sable. Firstly I used the palest shade from Golden Mink in the inner corners of the eyes. I then started by using the darkest matte shade from Cognac Sable very close to the top eyelashes, blending up to the socket. I really wanted depth in the eyes. I then mixed the more satin and shimmery shades from both compacts over this base, up to the socket and then slightly winging it out to create a feline and flirtatious shape which would work well for “Come hither” eyes and also work well with all the angles of the camera. I then smudged the same pigments under the eyes, blending them softly down. I love how the sparkly pigments soften the smoky look. I defined the eye further by drawing a line with a very sharpened Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyeliner in Mahogany over the top lashes, again slightly winged out and also softly smudged into the bottom lashes, not a harsh line. To keep the eye open I applied Laura Mercier eye pencil in Nude into the inner rim of the bottom lash. With eyelashes curled I firstly lengthened the lashes with Sisley Ultra Stretch mascara and then gave them more impact and thickness Sisley Ultra Volume, both in black. I used the tip of the wand of the second mascara to wing out the outer top lashes to enhance the feline shape of the eyeshadow. More of each mascara on the bottom lashes.

Her skin and base were already flawless and dewy but I wanted to create more impact so played with the new illuminators from St. Tropez in Rose and Violet. I applied Violet into the inner socket of the eyes, lightly down the centre of the nose, and along the top of the cheeks and temples. I used the Rose shade over the apples and cheekbones which had already been warmed and contoured with Chanel Soft Glow Blush.

I think Rosie has the most infamous pout which in itself is perfection, so I only wanted to make sure all its beauty was picked up in the lights used on the shoot. After a soothing lick of Dior Rose lip balm, I lined the lips with Burberry Nude Beige – I love the minute silver pigments which really catch the light and enhance any pout. I then lightly dabbed Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 70 Sourire over her lips with my finger.

To keep the look set and any unwanted shine under control I used a light dusting of Sisley’s translucent powder down her T-zone.”

 

Florrie’s portfolio can be seen on the D+V website.

Salma Hayek Lucky Magazine

New Beauty Breakdown! Salma Hayek on the cover of Lucky magazine

Makeup by Kay Montano | Photographer – Patrick Demarchalier

 I love the cover of the latest Lucky magazine, and makeup artist Kay Montano was chatting to me recently about what products she used on gorgeous actress Salma Hayek. The pictures were shot in Versailles (no less!) by top fashion photographer Patrick Demarchalier. Kay said it was a fantastic shoot as she has worked with both Patrick and Salma for many years – and, well Versailles, you can’t go wrong really.

During the shoot Salma showed Kay some of the products from her new beauty line in the US, Nuance, which Kay says are amazing. She used the Nuance blush in Apricot on Salma as it’s her favourite colour. These are available at CVS in the States.

Here’s what Kay used:

Foundation

  • MyFace MyMix foundation in Med 03
  • YSL Touche Eclat in 03 (Salma loves this for brightening her under eye area)
  • Smashbox Banana powder

 Eyes

  • Chanel Teak eye pencil softly smudged
  •  Chanel Magic Night single eyeshadow over this
  • Chanel Ligne Extreme black eyeliner
  • Chanel Inimitable mascara in Black

Cheeks

  • Nuance Flawless Mineral Cheek Trio in Apricot

Lips

  • Bobbi Brown Blush Lip Liner
  • Bobbi Brown Pink Truffle Pot Rouge (as a lip stain)