Beauty News & Reviews
I absolutely love finding out what products are used on celebrities for red carpet events so was delighted to get the low down from Lancome on the hot looks they created for some of the most beautiful ladies at the Baftas. Here’s a sneak peek at what products were used on stars Christina Ricci, Penelope Cruz, Melissa George and Gillian Anderson on the night.
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Make Up Artist: Sam Bessant
Inspiration: Sexy Siren Look
Effet Miracle Primer Skin Perfecting Base
Teint Idole Ultra 24hour foundation 010 & 01
Ombre Absolue Intemporel Smoky
Hypnose Darama mascara
Rouge In Love Rouge Valentine 185 N
Quotes from Christina Ricci’s Make Up Artist Sam Bessant:
“ We wanted to play up both the eyes and the lips for a modern, sexy siren look.
I primed her face with Effet Miracle Primer Skin Perfecting Base around the nose and forehead. I used Teint Idole Ultra 24h Foundation 010 for the centre and 01 for the cheek bones and temples.
I swept a line along the top lashes with Ink Artliner in Black 01 which was softened and diffused with a brush. Next a soft sweep of black eye shadow from Ombre Absolue ‘Intemporel Smoky’and lashings of Hypnose Drama mascara in Black brushed up and outward for a feline accent to the lashes. Stand out lips from the gorgeous new Rouge in Love collection in Rouge Valentine 185N.
I love Hypnose Drama mascara. I apply several layers to the top lashes then wipe the wand with a tissue to remove excess and then sweep the brush vertically over the bottom lashes for a perfect finish.”
Make Up Artist: Pablo Iglesias for Lancôme
Inspiration: Focus on the eye for a dramatic smoky affect
Tonique Douceur Softening Hydrating Toner
Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector
La Touche Pro Concealer – 03
Teint Miracle Foundation in 02 Lys Rose
Teint Idole Ultra 24h in 003 Beige Diaphane
Star Bronzer – Naturel Bronze 03 for sculpting
Blush Subtil – Brun Roche 03 on cheeks
Le Crayon Kohl – Noir
Ombre Absolue Duo – My dear Montmarte G01
Ink Artliner – Black 01
Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara – Black
Rouge In Love – Rose En Deshabille 240M
A touch or Tint Miracle Foundation 02 over the lipstick in the centre
Quotes from Penelope Cruz’s Make Up Artist Pablo Iglesias
“I’ve used almost all your products, Penélope loves Tónique Doucheur Softening Hydrating Toner and Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector, then we’ve used La Touch Pro concealer in 03 , and Teint Miracle foundation in 02 and Teint Idole Ultra 24h 03 for the skin. We sculpted with Star Bronzer Naturel Bronze 03 and added Blush Subtilin Brun Roche 08 on the cheeks.
We did focus on the eyes using Le Crayón Khôl Noir all over the lids and inside the eyes, blending Ombre Absolue Duo in My dear Montmarte G01 top and bottom for an smokey effect ,a fine line with Ink Artliner Black Carbon Ink 01 and finish by applying mascara Hypnôse Doll Eyes mascara in Black 01.
For the lips, Rouge in Love Rose En Deshabille 240M and a touch of Teint Miracle foundation 02 over the rouge in the centre.”
Inspiration: Catwalk dramatic, stand out smoky eyes
Make Up Artist: Maya Rikner
Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector
Effet Miracle Primer skin perfecting base
Teint Idole Ultra 24h Foundation – 01 and 03
Poudre Majeur Excellence Compact – 01
Blush Subtil – Rose Sable
Star Bronzer Mineral Mat – Naturel Bronze 03
Ink Artliner in Black 01
Le Crayon Khol – 01 Noir
Ombre Absolue – Strass Amethyst and Strass Black
Cils Booster XL – under mascara to give extra
volume and length
Hypnose Drama mascara – Black
Contour Pro lip liner – Rose Boise 303
Rouge in Love – Rose Rendez-vous &
Nail Polish – Vernis in Love collection, Bleu
De Flore, 573B
Quotes from Melissa George’s Lancôme Make Up Artist: Maya Rikner
Melissa wanted a dramatic look with smoky stand-out eyes. We prepped her skin with new Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector to minimize her pores and ensure deep hydration for the whole evening. Hydra Zen Eye Contour Gel Cream was patted under her eyes to reduce any puffiness and signs of fatigue. For a warm look, we mixed Teint Idole Ultra 24h 01 and 03 and Poudre Majeure 01 to ensure the long lasting staying power. On the apples of her cheeks I applied Rose Sable from the Blush Subtl collection and finished with Star Bronzer Mineral Mat Natural Bronze 03 for shading and a honey bronzed finish.
To make the eyes really stand out, I used the rich colours from the Ombre Absolue collection in Strass Amethyst and Strass Black, Le Crayon Khol 01 Noir on the inside of the eye for a dramatic look and finished with Cils Booster XL under the mascara to give extra volume and length and Hypnose Drama Mascara in Black.
She has beautiful lips and we wanted to enhance them with Contour Pro lip liner in Rose Boise 303 a base colour of Rouge in Love’s Rose Rendez-vous 230M lipstick followed by a glossy top layer of Rouge In Love’s vibrant Violet Coquette in 381B.
Her gorgeous nail polish was from the new Vernis in Love collection in Bleu De Flore, 573B
Make Up Artist: Matthew Alexander for Lancôme
Inspiration: Warm caramel and amber tones to complement Gillian’s vintage Sybil Connolly gown
Effet Miracle Primer skin perfecting base in apricot and
Teint Miracle Foundation and concealer pen in 02
created a perfect, warm base.
Blush Subtil in Brun Roche on cheeks highlighted with
Eclat Miracle for a soft glow
Lancome Gel liner in Brown, Hypnose Classic
Mascara in Brown, golden glow on her eyes with
Disco Gold Ombre Absolue Duo
L’Absolu Rouge – 270 Ambre Cuir custom
blended with 255 Brun Legend
Vernis in Love natural in Pure Narcisse 020M.