Alexa Davalos by Kay Montano
Makeup by Kay Montano
There’s a new starlet in town and her name is Alexa Davalos. She is Andromeda in the new film Clash of the Titans, and this week in London she’s been lighting up the red carpet in a dress by Ralph Lauren and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Makeup artist Kay Montano was inspired by the makeup at the recent YSL show, which was very matte skin with a bright, glossy lip, and a hint of shine on the eyes and the cheeks. Juxtaposing textures creates a look that’s beautiful, polished and fresh – perfect for the red carpet.
Base – Chanel Pro Lumiere in 20
Concealer – Laura Mercier in Secret Camouflage 3
Powder – Chanel Poudre Libre in Translucent 20
Cheeks – Becca Blossom Crème Cheek and Lip Color
- Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream on lids for shine
- Clinique Naturally Glossy Black mascara
- Chanel lipstick in Enthusiast
- MyFace Lip Pop Gloss in 136
The breakdowns continue! Niamh Kavanagh was on Charlotte Tilbury’s team yesterday afternoon for the Jenny Packham show, where the reference was grunge muse, Courtney Love.
This season MAC seem to have dialed down their ubiquitous presence at the shows, however even without sponsorship it seems no catwalk look is complete without a healthy dose of MAC. It leaves the playing field wide open for other companies – like NARS, Lancome and Illamasqua to sponsor shows, as the PR that follows is great for brand exposure.
Courtney Love Beautiful Grunge look – Charlotte Tilbury
Base – Very pale, using MyFace Fair foundation and MyFace Pressed Powder in Fair (which Niamh tells me is amazing!) all over face, down neck and onto arms for a Seattle moon-glow.
Eyes – Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Smoky Black along the upper lash line, with no blending, and no winging at the outer corners.
MyFace Black mascara on top lashes, and slightly on lower lashes
MAC Clear Gloss all over top lid, up to the browbone, with a bit of the Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Smoky Black liner mixed in with it, to create a shiny grey wash.
Lips – MAC Brick lip liner all over entire lip, then a mixture of MAC Ruby Woo lipstick and MAC Black Lipmix was dabbed on top of this to create a burgundy stain.