Category Archives: Red Carpet

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.”

Amber-Heard-Rum-Diary-Junket

New beauty Breakdown! Amber Heard at the Rum Diary Press Junket, London

Makeup by Kay Montano

My mentor and international celebrity makeup artist Kay Montano worked with the lovely actress Amber Heard again doing Press for her new movie starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary – the film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s alcohol soaked vision of Puerto Rico in the 60’s.

As Amber was swapping her premiere evening gown for a tailored suit Kay went for a glamorous day time look. Here’s what she used:

Foundation

  • Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 20 Clair

Powder

  • Chanel Loose Powder in Fair

Contour

  • Hourglass Bronze Light Crème to Powder Bronzer Duo

Eyes

  • Chanel Soft Touch eyeshadow in Magic Night
  • Chanel Inimitable mascara

Lips

  • MyFace Vintage Pink Gigabyte lipstick
Frieda Pinto Trishna Premiere

New Beauty Breakdown – Frieda Pinto at the Premiere of Trishna

I have never looked Frieda Pinto look so beautiful as she did last week at the premiere of her new film, Trishna, directed by Michael Winterbottom.

London makeup artist Kay Montano did two looks for her, one during the day, and one for the premiere in the evening. Here’s what she used:

Day Look

Foundation

  • MyFace MyMix Foundation in Med/Dark 02
  • Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturising Balm in Dark Tint (on cheekbones and forehead)

Concealer

  • Armani concealer under her eyes in 40GD

Powder

  • Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder

Blush

  • L’Oreal True Match Blush in True Rose

Eyes

  • L’Oreal Colour Appeal Chrome Shine Eyeshadow in Brown Lame
  • L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara in Black

Lips

  • L’Oreal Glam Shine Reflexion gloss in Sheer Peach

 

Frieda Pinto Trishna Premiere

Night Look

Foundation

  • MyFace MyMix Foundation in Med/Dark 02

Concealer

  • Armani concealer under her eyes in 40GD

Powder

  • Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder

Blush

  • MyFace Costa del Sol blush

Eyes

  • L’Oreal Studio Secrets Eyeliner in Black (top lid only)
  • L’Oreal Contour Kohl in Iced Chestnut (bottom lid only)
  • Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Ebloui on lid
  • L’Oreal SuperLiner in Black

Lips

  • Shu Uemura Supreme Shine lipstick in RD 165