What’s an award ceremony without award-worthy makeup to match? At the April 4 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Helen Mirren brought just that. She appeared throughout the night in a plethora of red gowns, paired with an on-trend brown smoky eye. The actor’s makeup artist, Jo Strettell, revealed to Allure via a press statement exactly how she achieved the look, done entirely with L’Orèal Paris products.
Starting on a well-moisturized base, Strettell applied Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation in Natural Buff and Age Perfect Radiant Concealer in Warm Beige and set them both with “a whisper of a dusting of powder around the eyes and her t-zone” to “avoid any potential cakey effect.” She completed Mirren’s complexion with a bit of Age Perfect Satin Blush in Maude Mauve.
Mirren switched lipsticks a few times during the ceremony, but the real stars of the show were those eyes. Strettell filled the actor’s eyebrows in with a touch of a light, cool-toned brow pencil before creating the smoky eye with Age Perfect Satin Glide Eyeliner in Chocolate Brown. “I used this on the top and bottom lashes and concentrated the pigment more on the outside of her eye,” she explains. “I slipped the pencil into the crease of the eye and blended it with a brush to contour her eye shape and give the whole look a smoky effect.”
Then, to give the effect of fuller lashes, Strettell “pressed Matte Signature Eyeliner into her lash line and in between sparse areas of the lashes” before topping the eyes off the whole look with black mascara.
Clearly, the results speak for themselves — anyone up for a drugstore run?
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