The lovely Kay Montano was on a press junket for Keira Knightley last week, and this is the look she created for her. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the makeup that she did as it was meeting the press and not an actual photo shoot, but the photo I have included was makeup Kay did for Keira for a Chanel event in Paris earlier this year. Enjoy!
Base – Chanel Vitalumiere in Cendre 30 (Keira has a tan at the moment, so this is darker than she would normally use on her)
Yesterday we were shooting French Vogue on a common in South London with the unbelievably gorgeous and iconic (in all senses of the word) Claudia Schiffer. The look of the day was red lips, and makeup artist Kay Montano gave Claudia carte blanche to choose her own red, as one of the few genuine supermodels she definitely knows which red suits her best. Her pick? NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (a MakeupMole fave!) Also key to the look was beautiful skin and a curled lash, to keep the look modern and minimal.
Keep an eye out for the Alasdair Mclellan story in September French Vogue.
“Gaga art directs everything! She is a stream of ideas and suggested I paint Japanese cartoon style eyes on her eyelids which added a surreal edge to what would otherwise have been a cutesie look.”
Base – Chanel Vitalumiere in No. 20 Clair
Powder – Chanel Traslucent powder to create the perfect base
Eyes – Make Up For Ever Flash Colors 12 color box of crème makeup to paint exaggerated green Japanese eyes on her eyelids, with MAC Prep+Prime to set
Eyeliner – Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
Mascara – Chanel Exceptionnel mascara in black
Lashes – 2 sets of MAC eyelashes, 1 on the browbone to create false top lash
Lips – Chanel Coco Pink lipstick (US exclusive), then silver (Fardel silver powder mixed with water), then painted the Cupid’s bow in Chanel New York red for the final shot of her on a Masonic throne wearing an overflowing regal gown made of Hello Kitty dolls!
True Gaga style.
NB The Make Up For Ever Flash case was also used by Kay on her iconic Mario Testino portrait of Kate Moss, featured on the cover of Mario Testino’s book, Portraits.
Total excitement, we have our first celebrity beauty breakdowns! This is what Kay Montano used on the lovely actresses Toni Collette and Rosamund Pike on a shoot recently for a new Chanel sponsored coffee table book.
Foundation – Chanel Vitalumiere in Clair 20 Concealer – Chanel Eclat Lumiere concealer in Beige Clair 20 Powder – Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder (just in T-zone) Blush – Chanel Joues Contrast Blush in Rose Dust Eyes
Chanel L’Ombre d’Eau in 60 (glistening taupe, on lid)
Chanel le Crayon Kohl in Ambre (a deep brown on lashline, smudged into the lashlines with a finger)
Chanel Magic Night eyeshadow (a deep plum, over the crayon khol, at the lashline)
Chanel Smoky Eyes quad grey (blended on socket line)
Chanel Ecriture de Chanel in black, nestled right along the lash lines and subtly winging upwards
Mascara – Chanel Exceptionnel mascara in Smoky Black, and lots of it! Lips – Nude Skincare lipbalm on lips
Foundation – Chanel Vitalumiere in 30 Cendre (as Toni is quite tan at the moment) Concealer – a mix of Bobbi Brown Eye Brightener in 3 and Clinique Airbrush in Medium. Powder – Laura Mercier Loose Translucent powder brushed on T-zone. Blush – Chanel Orchid Rose Blush. Eyes
Chanel Le Crayon Khol in Ambre (brown) applied and smudged into and around top lashes followed by a subtle, wide smudge of Bronze Chanel eye pencil underneath.
Ecriture De Chanel liquid eyeliner subtly applied on the root of the upper lashes.
Mascara – Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara in Black. Lips – Bobbi Brown Blush lip pencil smudged in with Suvana Paw Paw & Honey lip balm.
NB The pictures of Toni and Rosamund are simply press pictures and NOT examples of the makeup that Kay created for each of them. To see that, you’ll have to wait until the new Chanel book comes out!