My work – Pixie Lott for Fault Magazine

Pixie Lott - Fault Magazine - Makeup by Christabel Draffin

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing Pixie Lott for the cover of Fault magazine in London. Pixie has just released her new single, Baby, which is her first new single for three years.

It was a lovely job as Pixie not only has a dream face for makeup but is super nice, and very warm and relaxed.

I used quite a lot of Charlotte Tilbury’s range on Pixie – I really love it for red carpet and celebrity (as well as private clients) as it just works. Quite often time is short with celebrities and you need products that are quick and easy to use and make them look amazing in the shortest time possible.

Pixie has beautiful skin so I just used Chanel Vitalumiere foundation on her with a damp sponge, and a bit of Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in areas that needed more coverage.

She has amazing brows so I just filled in where needed with MAC Lingering pencil (always a classic!) On her eyes I wanted a rock n’ roll smoky eye with some colour to give it some edge and also to work with the red background that the photographer, Rossella Vanon had chosen. I used MAC Embark eyeshadow in the crease to create some depth and then a mix of Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette (a golden oyster champagne colour) with Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerise in Veruschka, which is an incredible complex grey-taupe shade with some green to it, which was lovely on her eye colour.

I used MAC Smolder eye pencil all around her eyes, as well as NARS Filibuste black shadow stick on the outer corners, topped with MAC Carbon eyeshadow. Kat Von D black liquid liner and MAC Haute and Naughty mascara finished the look.

On her cheeks I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze and Glow as well as MAC Fleur Power blush. Lips were lined with Charlotte Tilbury’s Iconic Nude lipliner and finished with Charlotte Tilbury’s Nude Kate lipstick which I have to say was the loveliest, easiest nude lip ever!

Photographer – Rossella Vanon
Stylist – Rachel Gold
Hairdresser – Enzo Volpe
Manicurist – Georgia Hart
Shot at Huddle Studios

New Beauty Breakdown! Jennifer Lawrence at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in Cannes

Jennifer Lawrence, Cannes

Makeup by Kay Montano

I said we were spoiled with new Beauty Breakdowns at MM this week, and I wasn’t kidding. Here’s my favourite new actress, the fabulous Jennifer Lawrence in Cannes at the premiere of the new Hunger Games film, Catching Fire. How gorgeous is this lipstick colour?

Jennifer’s hair was by LA/NY hair supremo Mark Townsend (who he works with regularly).

Foundation:

  • Diego Dalla Palma Lifting Effect Cream Foundation in Natural Beige (Available at M&S Your Beauty)
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX 08 around her nose

Powder: Jurlique Rose Scented Powder brushed onto the T-zone

Blush: Autograph Pure Colour Powder Blush in Pale Blush (available at M&S Your Beauty)

Eyes:

  • Pur Eyeshadow trio in Rock Goddess (Available at M&S Your Beauty)
  • Autograph Quick Dry Liner Pen in Black (Available at M&S Your Beauty)
  • Mascara – Cover Girl (official sponsor of the Hunger Games) Mascara in Flamed Out

Lips: Autograph Chubby Lip & Cheek in 98 Pink Geranium

New Beauty Breakdown! Nicole Kidman in Cannes

Nicole Kidman, Cannes Film Festival

Makeup by Kay Montano

It’s an exciting week at MM HQ – it’s all the red carpet excitement of Cannes! Amazing international makeup artist Kay Montano has been in Cannes all week, looking after her regular clients, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lawrence. And in my hot sticky paws today, I have breakdowns.

My favourite look that Nicole has worn this week has been this one at the Opening Ceremony:

Nicole Kidman, Cannes Film Festival

Here’s what Kay used:

Foundation: MyFace MyMix foundation in F2

Powder: Jurlique Rose Powder

Blush: Chanel Joues Contraste in Frivole

Eyes:

  • M&S Your Beauty’s Slate Eyeshadow
  • Chanel Illusion d’Ombres in Convoitise (gold), and Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Apparition (navy)
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

Lashes

  • Diego Dalla Palma GoGo mascara (available at M&S Your Beauty departments in the UK)
  • Eyelure Individual False Lashes in Medium

Brows: Eyeko Eyebrow Gel

Lips: Bobbi Brown Pink Lily Creamy Matte Lipcolour

Body: MAC Face and Body in C2 plus Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl

Also of note was Kay persuaded Nicole to wear Chanel’s gorgeous new nail polish in Lilis, which worked perfectly with her exquisite floral dress and pink heels.

I have more Cannes Beauty Breakdowns from Kay on the way!

Cannes Festival Pass

New Beauty Breakdown! Jennifer Lawrence and her BAFTA makeup

Jennifer Lawrence makeup
Makeup by Kay Montano
So I have a total girl crush on American actress Jennifer Lawrence – how beautiful does she look here? My favourite makeup artist, Kay Montano and awesome London hairdresser, Johnnie Sapong, was Jennifer’s glam squad at the BAFTAS this week.
Kay has done a detailed breakdown of what she used on Jennifer on her website, Her post is so gorgeous (with lots of details about blending and how-to), that I thought I would send you straight to her fabulous website to read it. Here’s the link: