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).
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)
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
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:
Here’s what Kay used:
Foundation: MyFace MyMix foundation in F2
Powder: Jurlique Rose Powder
Blush: Chanel Joues Contraste in Frivole
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
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!
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:
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!
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.
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
Black Magic Mascara by Eyeko
Diego Dalla Palma Colour Eyebrow Fixer from M+S Your Beauty.
This is a beautiful new short film by London photographer Chris Floyd and makeup is by my favourite makeup artist (and mentor!) Kay Montano. It’s a lovely homage to Marilyn Monroe and it showcases Eyeko’s beautiful eye products (I can attest to the fact that their liquid eyeliner pen is one of the very best I have ever tried.)
Love this trends video by Kay Montano which basically gives you a heads up on what you’ll be wanting to wear on your face for next season.
And just FYI, I’m off on holidays tomorrow (only for a week) so regular MM service will resume when I’m back. I now force myself to take a total break from the internet when I’m away and even though the first couple of days are like going cold turkey off drugs, I find it really refreshes me. You all have permission to shout at me on Twitter and Facebook if I cave in! See you in a week…
Every year Chanel do incredible events for Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out, around the world. Here’s a lovely video from London a couple of years ago, with two of my favourite people, makeup artist Kay Montano and lovely British supermodel, Daisy Lowe, getting into the spirit of the evening:
Chanel is also renowned for launching special, liimited edition products for the occasion, and this year in Sydney is no exception. This Thursday, 6th September, will be the launch of Les Twinsets de Chanel, created exclusively by Peter Phillips, Creative Director at Chanel Makeup. Les Twinsets will be available exclusively at The Chanel Makeup Studio, Myer, Sydney City for Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out.
There are three unique harmonies in the range, matching lips and eyes like a twinset – resolutely feminine.
ROUGE ALLURE VELVET and LE VERNIS:
LA PROVOCANTE & PROVOCATION: a unique Autumn plum shade.
L’INFIDÈLE & INFIDÈLE: an intense pink with a burst of energy.
LA DÉLICATE & DÉLICATESSE: a refined expression of beige to play on the
natural side of sophistication.
This is the perfect excuse to indulge in a bit of Chanel lipstick and nail polish action – like you ever need one of those.
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:
MyFace MyMix foundation in Med 03
YSL Touche Eclat in 03 (Salma loves this for brightening her under eye area)
Smashbox Banana powder
Chanel Teak eye pencil softly smudged
Chanel Magic Night single eyeshadow over this
Chanel Ligne Extreme black eyeliner
Chanel Inimitable mascara in Black
Nuance Flawless Mineral Cheek Trio in Apricot
Bobbi Brown Blush Lip Liner
Bobbi Brown Pink Truffle Pot Rouge (as a lip stain)