BRITS Bond Girl Bérénice

I was lucky enough to be working with gorgeous Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe at the BRITS. She was ready to wow the crowds in a shimmering Donna Karan Atelier gown and it was up to me to give her equally stunning make-up.

 

Bérénice and I decided to harmonise the make-up with her skin and hair tones. First I rebalanced her complexion with Pai Lotus and Orange Blossom BioAffinity Toner (heavenly natural scent!) then rehydrated with Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturiser (Bérénice had spent a lot of time in the air no thanks to her plane getting delayed en route from LA to the UK). Dramatically Different is a superb hydrator but can also immediately perform under make-up – exactly what I needed!

Next came Armani Maestro Foundation with some Origins Quick Hide Concealer. Lashes were coated with Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara in black. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink then gave me the strong eye shape that I knew wouldn’t shift. I layered it up with MAC Pro Longwear Eyeliner in Black Ice. You gotta love a bit drama around the eyes!

L’Oreal have a unusual dirty, gold metallic eyeshadow called Color Infalliable 24 Bronze Goddess that proved perfect for touching around the eyes and onto a deeper base of muted matt browns (from Maybelline’s EyeStudio Mono range). Her strong brow shape was sculptured with a YSL eyebrow pencil, the ideal tool when you’re after serious precision. I didn’t want her lips to look overly glossy or pearlescent so YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Beige Instinct was just the thing – it’s sultry and soft. I didn’t use a blusher, just Tom Ford’s Shape and Illuminate to work with her natural skin tone.

Hanging out at the BRITS was pretty cool too. I bumped into my old mate Robbie Williams, watched Justin Timberlake perform from the side of the stage and caught up with a few old Radio 1 friends. Even better, the look I gave Bérénice made the headlines at www.redcarpet-fashionawards.com.