Sunday, 11 September 2011

Before/After: Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby

When I first heard that I was doing this shoot, I was super excited! Rosemary's Baby is one of my all time favourite films. Utterly eerie but what stuck with me from the very first time I saw it was Mia Farrow. She had that incredible haircut and her bird-like fragility that was mesmerising. If you haven't seen it, I urge you to get it out on DVD and enjoy it! Here's a still from the film.
It's not really a hard look to recreate and there's not really a great deal of makeup involved. Key points to remember for this look is to keep eyes looking as big as possible, colours are all warm neutrals and skin's all glowy and freckly. Shall we meet our Rosemary? Meet Hannah.
Face Prep: La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar 3 in 1 Solution, Sisley Botanical Floral Spray, Emma Hardie Hydrating Lighter Lotion, Lanolips 101 Ointment.

Now Hannah is pretty amazing looking, gorgeous bones and eyes with the same bird-like quality as Mia Farrow. She normally has very curly hair but super-talented hairstylist Bianca Tuovi wrapped it all up and cut & coloured a wig specially for this shoot, I think the results are quite astounding!
Face: Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint in Beige 02, Diorskin Nude Foundation, Diorskin Nude Hydrating Concealer, Dior Skinflash in 002.
Eyes: Dior 5-Colours Iridescent Eyeshadow in Iridescent Leather, Dior Long-wear Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Intense Brown, DiorShow Mascara in Black, Paris-Berlin Beige Eyeliner Pencil.
Eyebrows: MAC Clear Brow Fix.
Cheeks: Dior High Protection Matte Bronzing Powder in Amber Matte, Dior Glowing Color Powder Blush in Sugar & Spice.
Lips: Madina Shiny Stick in 100, Rouge Dior Serum in Nude Serum.
Powder: YSL Poudre Sur Mesure in Sand No 2. 

Couple of things I should point out for this look. I kept the liner a lot thicker in the middle of the eye to accentuate the roundness of the eyes. Also the I drew and exaggerated the socket line just a  bit higher than Hannah's natural socket line to really create the illusion of big round eyes! The cheek colour was applied very loosely brought quite close to the under eye to replicate a natural flush and also across the nose bridge for a subtle summery glow.

So thoughts? I think we've captured the essence of Mia Farrow's look in Rosemary's Baby. As always thoughts and comments are very welcome. Hope you enjoyed this look! 



29 comments:

  1. Fabulous look, I never knew blusher going across the nose too could look so good. By the way, love your blog. Lynnette xxxx

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  2. @lovelyislovely1: Thanks Lynette! I love this look and it would have been perfect with some of your fabulous vintage dresses! Thank you for the lovely comment! x

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  3. That's a gorgeously simple look. I may have to channel some Mia myself tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration!

    S x

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  4. It's amazing the difference the eye makeup makes - it really makes her eyes look larger. Fantastic job (as ever).

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  5. @Sam(MAF): Thanks Sam! Glad you approve and share your look with me soon ok? X

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  6. @Grace London: Thanks Grace, isn't mad how a little bit of liner and shadow can totally transform someone? Glad you approve, thanks for the lovely comment xx

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  7. What a gorgeous look! I think she looks better than Mia!

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  8. Amazing look, where the hell did the dark circles under her eyes go? jude xx @jadlgw

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  9. Wow this is amazing! I thought she chopped off all her locks. You my dear are super talented.

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  10. @Jamilla Camel: Thanks Jamila, glad you think so. X

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  11. @Jude: Hehe I hid them! The wonders of a well applied foundation & concealer. X

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  12. @Imo: Thanks lovely! You are very kind. X

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  13. Beautiful! Did you know that's my all time favourite film too? So that means this look is completely made of win as far as I'm concerned. Love it. x

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  14. @Charlie: Is it really? Wow! Yeah I love it too Am so glad we have the same tastes! Lol. Thanks for the lovely comment! xx

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  15. Absolutely stunning work Kenneth! Her skin has me transfixed and her eyes look immense...Bravo!
    Nina x

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  16. Wow I love it! Fantastic as always x

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  17. @inthesweetshop: Thanks Nina! Really glad that you approve and like the look. X

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  18. @ihavemostlybeen: Thanks hon, very kind as always! X

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  19. wow, a gorgeous look. Her skin looks amazing! xx

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  20. @lola: Thanks so much for you very kind comment x

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  21. Kenneth, that is an amazing job! You captured the look so well creating the illusion of big rounded eyes. I think the wig is terrific too, I pride myself on being a great wig-spotter but honestly thought that was her hair until you said otherwise! lol
    Jane x

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  23. @ModestyBrown: Thanks Jane! I think we did a great job too, thanks for the lovely comment! x

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  24. This is 100% FANTASTIC!!

    I shall sing you a song Mr Soh.....

    " I wanna be a billionaire sooooo effing baaaad. So I can have you do my makeup and make me feel glad"

    Prob the crappest song ever but you know what i mean!

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  25. @Old Cow: Aww thanks lovely! This has got to be one of the best comments ever! Thank you! Xx

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  26. Wat a gorgeous makeup!! She looks better than the real MIA!! Hugs and kisses

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  27. @Neeraj Navare: Thanks Neeraj. I'd like to think so too hehe x

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  28. Divine! Divine! Divine! I think I just died! It's perfection!

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  29. @Rebecca: Thanks hon! Is she just the perfect image of Mia? I nearly died too when the wig went on! x

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