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.