Beauty Breakdown – Claudia Schiffer for the cover of German Vogue

Claudia Schiffer Vogue Cover

Makeup by Kay Montano – Photographer: Miles Aldridge

Claudia Schiffer is back in a big way and sometimes it feels like it’s 1995 all over again! I’m having a moment with the supermodels right now (more on that later) and I am loving seeing those gorgeous glamazons back on billboards, red carpets and magazine covers.

Today we have a very special treat as lovely London-based makeup artist Kay Montano has kindly given me a breakdown of this month’s German Vogue cover that she recently shot with Claudia Schiffer and Miles Aldridge. Complete with this season’s must-have accessory (if the latest Chanel Haute Couture show is anything to go by) a lace net on the eyes, Claudia has the most body-slammin’ red lip I’ve seen in ages. This is courtesy of the immaculate new Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick coming out later this year (and which already has me salivating).

Here’s what Kay used to get Claudia cover-ready:


  • Jurlique Soothing Day Care Lotion


  • MyFace MyMix foundation in F2


  • MyFace MyCover concealer in F2


  • Jurlique Rose powder


  • MyFace blush in Holiday


  • Chanel Prelude quad (new for Autumn/Winter)
  • Chanel Sublime de Chanel mascara in Noir


  • Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous lipcolour in La Fascinante (available in the UK on the 30th September 2011).

Beauty Breakdown – Claudia Schiffer at the Kick-Ass premiere, London

Claudia Schiffer at the Kick-Ass premiere, LondonMakeup by Kay Montano

Claudia Schiffer was radiant in a gorgeous Temperley dress on the red carpet last night, where she accompanied her husband, Matthew Vaughan, to the premiere of his new film, Kick-Ass.

Kay used mostly Myface cosmetics last night to create Claudia’s red carpet look. Myface is quite a new range to the market, but I like everything I’ve tried from the range – there are more reviews coming up!

Skincare – Jurlique Soothing Herbal Recovery Gel

Base – Myface Mymix foundation in F2

Powder – Myface Mymatch Powder in Fair

Blush – Myface blush in Paradisio Pink

myface.cosmetics for Claudia Schiffer by Kay Montano


  • Myface Black eyeliner smudged into lashlines
  • Myface Soulful Shades in Midnight Hour (black, silver and grey)
  • Max Factor Lash Extension Effect mascara in black


  • Nude lipbalm
  • Myface Lip Pencil in Fair
  • Myface Vintage Pink lipstick

Beauty Breakdown – Claudia Schiffer at the ELLE Style Awards, London

Claudia Schiffer at the ELLE Style Awards, LondonIt’s been red-carpets a go-go in London this week, with the BAFTAS, London Fashion Week AND Last night’s ELLE Style awards. Celebrity makeup artist Kay Montano has been busier (and more fashionable) than the proverbial bee, last night buzzing to Claudia Schiffer’s London home and then onto Claire Danes to glam up two very gorgeous women.  She had her Chanel makeup kit fully stocked and ready to go – for what could be chicer for the red carpet than Chanel?

Foundation – Chanel Vitalumiere in Clair 20

Concealer – Chanel Beige Estompe concealer in Light

Powder – Lightly through T-Zone with Chanel Translucent 1 Loose Powder

Blush – Chanel Joues Contraste blush in Fresque

Eyes – A soft smoky eye created by blending Chanel Quad in Smoky Eyes, with Irreele duo eyeshadow in Aqua-Alta (a slate and silvery grey duo combo) to create depth.

  • Chanel Ecriture de Chanel black liner at the base of eyelashes to create a subtle ‘tick’ shape
  • Chanel Exceptionnel mascara in black

Lips – Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Natural with Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Beige Felin

Beauty Breakdown – Claudia Schiffer at the Alberta Ferretti fragrance launch

Claudia-Schiffer-at-the-Alberta-Ferretti-fragrance-launchMakeup by Kay Montano

It was chaos yesterday at Harrods department store in London as Claudia Schiffer launched Alberta Ferretti’s signature fragrance. Claudia is having quite the renaissance lately fronting a number of campaigns and hitting covergirl status again, some 22 years after her debut as the original baby Bardot. She’s more gorgeous now than she ever was…

Base – Chanel Vitalumiere in Clair 20

Concealer – Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-3

Powder – Jurlique Rose scented powder brushed onto T-zone

Blush – Bobbi Brown Nectar blush brushed onto apples of cheeks

Eyes – Chanel Ambre eye pencil smudged in a wide line next to lashes to create depth

–         Chanel Smoky Eyes palette – the darkest grey from this softly blended under eye and into crease, and swept outwards into a soft and wide, well blended ‘tick’ shape

–         Bobbi Brown Black Ink gel eyeliner painted onto base of eyelashes

–         Chanel Exceptionnel mascara in black

Lips – Bobbi Brown Blush lipliner

Bobbi Brown Rich Color Gloss in Pink Raspberry

Beauty Breakdown – Claudia Schiffer at D&G perfumes launch, Milan. Makeup by Kay Montano

Claudia Schiffer at the Dolce & Gabanna Perfume Launch in MilanBase – Chanel Vitalumiere foundation in 20 Clair

Powder – Jurlique Lavender Powder on T-zone

Blush – Chanel Mystery blush

Eyes – Chanel Ambre eye pencil smudged around eyes

Chanel eyeshadow in brown from the Variations quad, heavily swept into the socket line with a soft artist’s brush

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

Chanel Exceptionnel mascara in black top and bottom,

with individual lash clusters on the outer corners of lashline

Lips – Jurlique Love Balm with MAC Lip Erase in Dim