Thandie Newton (this month’s UK Instyle cover girl) looked even more breathtaking than usual at last week’s Met Ball. Seriously, does the woman ever age? Wearing a black lace bespoke Stella Macartney gown she had her makeup done by her long-time makeup artist, Kay Montano. Here’s what Kay used:
Foundation: Olay Touch of Foundation
Powder: Illamasqua Loose Powder in LP235
Blush: MyFace Cosmetics blush in A Her Name is Rio
I have another Beauty Breakdown treat for all you little makeup munchkins today! For the first time, one of my favourite actresses, Thandie Newton, has allowed a film crew in to catch her preparing for an event. And not only do I have the fabulous footage (seen here exclusively for Beauty and the Dirt), but I have a breakdown as well, courtesy of her long-time makeup artist, Kay Montano.
Thandie looks phenom, as always – seriously I have never, EVER seen her look anything than unbelievable. Here’s what Kay used:
Olay Touch of Foundation
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Powder in Golden Orange
Blush – Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pink Truffle
Chanel Eyeshadow duo in Taupe Gris
Myface Eye pencil in Black
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Black Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
Kay’s been in a busy lady, getting not only Thandie Newton ready for the BAFTAS last night but Amy Adams as well. I love me a bit of Amy Adams – Sunshine Cleaning was one of my favourite movies I saw last year, and anyone who can pull off being not only Amelia Earhart, but Amelia Earhart as Ben Stiller’s love interest is a true star in my book! A new mum, she looked radiant on the red carpet in a peach Elie Saab dress.
Hilary Swank always looks beautiful on the red carpet, and this time in London at the premiere of her new film, Conviction, was no exception. Wearing a stunning silver Donna Karan gown which went perfectly with her bronzed beauty, A-list makeup artist Kay Montano used the following products to get Hilary ready:
I might have mentioned somewhere before that I am slightly obsessed with January Jones’s cool, blonde beauty, and I thought she looked the most radiant of all the stars on the red carpet at yesterday’s Emmy Awards. She looked like a modern day Hitchcock heroine in her extraordinary Versace gown, and I’m quite the fan of her makeup artist, LA-based Rachel Goodwin.
Rachel was inspired by Irving Penn’s iconic photos of his wife, 50’s supermodel Lisa Fonssagrives, whose signature extended eyeliner symbolised the epitome of elegance.
Here’s what she used:
Foundation – Make Up for Ever Face and Body foundation
Blush – NARS Penny Lane cream blush
Chanel Liquid Liner in Noir extended out past the edge of her eye with extra false lashes on the outer corners
Chanel Inimitable mascara in Noir on top lashes
Chanel Inimitable mascara in Purple on lower lashes
Lips – Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Confidence
Lovely Aussie actress Rose Byrne was sporting a red lip at the Breakthrough of the Year Awards in LA, and her makeup artist, Amy Hollier, was channelling modern glamour. “I’m always inspired by old Hollywood glamour, but this look was definitely a modern version of that. It was more Angelina Jolie in Manhattan, than Marilyn Monroe in Hollywood”, Amy said.
Rose is beautiful, great at what she does (Damages is one of my favourite series EVER, and anyone who can hold their own with Glenn Close must be a fairly serious actress), and we both grew up in Balmain in Sydney, so I am quite partial to a bit of Rose.
Amy Hollier used the following products to get the look:
Stila Starlight shadow “on the inner corners of the eyes, then blended out across the top lid and under the eyebrow arches. The shimmer picks up the light to brighten the eyes and give them a pop”.
Paul & Joe mascara duo in black “One of my favourite mascaras for dramatic black lashes”, says Amy.
It seems like every day Twilight actress Kristen Stewart has been rocking the red carpet somewhere in the world as she promotes her new film in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse.
I thought she looked particularly gorgeous at the New York premiere this week, and apparently that very sexy eye makeup is courtesy of NARS. One of her regular makeup artists, Beau Nelson, used NARS Zardoz cream eyeshadow (a raven black), with NARS Pandora cream eyeshadow (a black and white duo) over it for those elongated, sexy eyes. Combining cream eyeshadow with powder gives beautiful depth and definition to your eye makeup and is a favourite MM technique. Now if NARS could just gift box up R-Patz to go with those eyeshadows, we’d all be set!
LA-based English makeup artist Kate Lee created the most gorgeous look for Sienna Miller at the Met Ball in New York this week – I haven’t seen Sienna look this good for a while. Not that she isn’t always gorgeous, but here she looks jaw-dropping. The inspiration was her navy blue gown, and they decided to channel Brigitte Bardot. Kate says “I used navy colours to make it a little more modern”. Here’s what Kate used:
Skin – Prepped with Chanel Hydramax+ Moisturiser
Blush – Chanel Rose Bronze Joues Contraste blush
Chanel Marine pencil liner, wetting the tip and applying in a sharp 60’s shape.
Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Bleu Celestes, pressing the navy over the pencil liner
Claudia Schiffer was radiant in a gorgeous Temperley dress on the red carpet last night, where she accompanied her husband, Matthew Vaughan, to the premiere of his new film, Kick-Ass.
Kay used mostly Myface cosmetics last night to create Claudia’s red carpet look. Myface is quite a new range to the market, but I like everything I’ve tried from the range – there are more reviews coming up!
Skincare – Jurlique Soothing Herbal Recovery Gel
Base – Myface Mymix foundation in F2
Powder – Myface Mymatch Powder in Fair
Blush – Myface blush in Paradisio Pink
Myface Black eyeliner smudged into lashlines
Myface Soulful Shades in Midnight Hour (black, silver and grey)