Friday, 4 November 2011

Product Breakdown: Michelle Dockery at The Cosmos 2011

Anyone who knows me will know that I am a huge fan of period drama, Downton Abbey. So guess how excited I was when I found out I got to work with the show's leading lady Michelle Dockery for The Cosmopolitan Women Awards! Having previously worked with her on a shoot, I knew what I wanted to do with Michelle's makeup. I wanted to keep it very young and fresh but still slightly sophisticated. I wanted her to look expensive, classy and yet cool and effortless! To put it simply, I wanted supernaturally glowy skin with a soft flush, a hint of dusky shimmer on the eyes and a natural lip. So with the help of fabulous celeb stylist Angie Smith and my partner in crime, the amazingly talented & funny hairstylist Lara Zee, I think we achieved what we wanted and then some! 
Face Prep: Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, Sisley Floral Spray Mist, Emma Hardie Hydrating Lighter Lotion, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Guerlain L'or Radiance Concentrate, SUQQU Lip Essence Cream R.

Face: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, YSL Touche Eclat, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.
Eyes: Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colour in SV810 & BK912, Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Colour Trio in GY901, Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Mirifique, YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in Deep Black.
Eyebrows: MAC Clear BrowFix.
Cheeks: Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher in POP, St. Tropez Rose Skin Illuminator.
Lips: SUQQU Lip Essence Cream R, Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in L108.
Powder: SUQQU Nuancing Loose Powder in Natural.
Nails: Ciate Paint Pots in Power Dressing.

Lara did a beautiful natural wave/curl that she dressed with her fingers to get a soft and natural feel, then proceeded to pin up sections to expose the radiant Michelle! Angie also dressed Michelle in a gorgeous gown by Burberry. Safe to say Michelle looked every inch the star that she is! What do you guys think? Once again comments are always welcome.


  1. Sorry I've been Awol for ages but this is such an exciting post to come back to! Michelle looks amazing, I can't get over the job you did on her skin, absolute perfection. Well done you! She must have been such an interesting person to work with, did you get any Downton spoilers? xx

  2. @Lipstick Luvvie: Welcome back! Haha she was an absolute pleasure, funny, fun and really not like her character on Downton at all! She has pretty good skin anyway, I just made it sparkle that bit more! Thanks for the comment xx

  3. Beautiful beautiful skin. Beautiful x

  4. She looks stunning - the makeup is lovely! I recently bought the Daniel Sandler POP blush and I love it!
    Mary is one of my favourite characters in Downton, although as it's such a great cast, it's hard to pick just one.

  5. i always think she has amazing skin in Downton abbey, is her skin really clear in real life? xx

  6. Her skin is really glowing with a lovely natural look. she looks fabulous.
    Catherine xx

  7. So beautiful, her skin looks so perfect and creamy. POP is such a gorgeous blusher and suits the look perfectly. Wonderful work Kenneth, thank you so much for sharing xx

  8. @Jamilla Camel: Thanks lovely xx

    @Charlie: Thank you so much! xx

    @Meeta: I agree, one of my favourite blushers atm! Thanks for the comment! x

    @Kia: Thanks Kia, Michelle's skin is lovely, I didn't have to try very hard. She made my job a joy really. Thanks for the comment x

    @cmlewis99: Thanks Catherine xx

    @Modesty Brown: You're welcome Jane and thank you for the comment x

  9. You made her look gorgeous - like a china doll.

  10. @Helen Redfern: Haha thanks Helen for your sweet comment x

  11. I am also a great fan of Downton Abbey! You did a fabulous job - she is positively radiant!

  12. @Jian: Hi! Thanks for the sweet comment, she is so beautiful Michelle that it wasn't really that hard to do. Thanks! x