Category Archives: Red Carpet

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Burberry

New Beauty Breakdown: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the Burberry Show, LFW Spring Summer 2012

Makeup by Florrie White

We all know that Rosie H-W is, quite frankly, a goddess. Whiplash hair, feline eyes, that incredible Victoria’s Secret body. She’s enough to make grown men cry and make Angelina Jolie look like, well a bit of a moose. (Sorry Angelina).

When I saw pictures of her at the Burberry show last week in London, and at Mario Testino’s 1930’s party that night (but more on that later), I had to find out what her makeup look was. So I emailed her makeup artist, Florrie White, for the inside scoop.

As Rosie is the face of Burberry Florrie was able to choose whatever she wanted from the gorgeous new Burberry makeup line (an MM fave, if you hadn’t already gathered), to perfect that already pretty damn near perfect face. Here’s what Florrie used:


  • Decleor Harmonie Calm and Neroli Oil


  • Burberry Sheer Foundation in 04/05


  • Burberry Sheer Concealer no 02


  • Burberry Warm Glow


  • Burberry Midnight Brown eye pencil
  • Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows in Midnight Brown and Chestnut
  • Burberry Effortless Mascara in Black


  • Burberry Lip Definer in Nude Beige 01
  • Burberry Lip Mist in 01

Burberry Makeup is now available in Australia at David Jones.


Beauty Breakdown: Thandie Newton at the Met Ball, New York

Thandie Newtown Metball 2011Makeup by Kay Montano

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


  • MyFace EyeTouch Eyeshadow trio in Midnight Hour
  • MyFace Hi-Def Pencil in Black
  • Chanel Inimitable Obscure mascara in Black
  • Chanel Ecriture de Chanel black liner

Lips: MyFace Lip Pop gloss in 136








Beauty Breakdown – Thandie Newton at the BAFTAS

Thandie Newton Bafta MakeupMakeup by Kay Montano

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
  • Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Black


  • MyFace Lip Pop Gloss in 136

Beauty Breakdown – Amy Adams at the BAFTAS

Amy Adams 2011 BAFTAMakeup by Kay Montano

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.

Here’s what Kay used:

Skin Prep

  • Bobbi Brown Enriched Vitamin Face Base


  • Myface MyMix foundation in F1


  • Jurlique Rose scented powder


  • Chanel Fresque blush


  • Myface Eye pencil in Brown
  • Chanel Tapue Gris eyeshadow duo
  • Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
  • Chanel Inimitable mascara


  • Bobbi Brown Taupe eyeshadow to shape eyebrows


  • Myface Lipliner in Nude
  • Myface Lip Pop gloss in 136

Beauty Breakdown: Hilary Swank at the Conviction premiere, London

Hilary Swank at the Conviction premiere in LondonMakeup by Kay Montano

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:

Foundation –  Myface Mymix foundation in M2

Concealer –  Clinique Airbrush in 02 Medium

Powder – Jurlique Rose Loose Powder on T-zone

BlushBobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pink Truffle


  • Shu Uemura Lash curlers
  • Max Factor Lash Extension Effect mascara


  • Bobbi Brown lipliner in Blush
  • MyFace Lip Pop gloss in 235

Beauty Breakdown – January Jones at the 2010 Emmys

January Jones at the 2010 EmmysMakeup by Rachel Goodwin for Chanel Beaute

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

Beauty Breakdown: Rose Byrne At the Breakthrough of the Year Awards

Rose Byrne At the Breakthrough of the Year AwardsLovely 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.


  • Stila Longwear Lipliner in Passionate
  • Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Red Sinner

From the Front Lines: Kristen Stewart wears NARS

Kristen Stewart-Eclipse PremiereIt 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!

Beauty Breakdown: Sienna Miller at the Met Ball

Sienna Miller at the Met BallLA-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

Lips – Chanel Rouge Allure in Mythic