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


  • 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


  • 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!

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Beauty Breakdown: Nicole Kidman for Omega, Beijing

nicole kidman omega beijing Makeup by Kay MontanoMakeup by Kay Montano

Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman glowed in a classic Lanvin cream sheath dress, radiant makeup and of course, an Omega watch in Beijing last week. Nicole is the Brand Ambassador for Omega and was promoting the release of the new Omega wristwatch for women, the Ladymatic, in front of the world’s media.

Here is what Kay used for Nicole’s beautiful look:

Foundation – Myface Mymix Foundation in Fair 01

Concealer – YSL Touche Eclat in 01 under eyes

Powder – Jurlique Loose Powder in Rose on T-zone

Blush – Chanel Rose Temptation blush


  • Myface Eyetouch Eyeshadow Trio in Midnight Hour
  • Bobbi Brown Black Ink Gel Eyeliner
  • Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Black
  • Eyelure Individual Lashes

Lips – Myface Gigabite lipstick in Vintage Pink

Beauty Breakdown: Nicole Kidman at the Omega store opening, Hong Kong

Nicole Kidman at the Omega store opening, Hong Kong Makeup by Kay Montano

Nicole Kidman looked radiant in Hong Kong yesterday, appearing at the opening of the new Omega watch store, and later at the charity gala event, “A Night with the Stars”. The gala was in conjunction with Omega in support of UNIFEM, for which she is an ambassador, and her husband, singer Keith Urban was also performing.

Wearing a gorgeous string strap dress by Nina Ricci she looked every inch the movie star. Her makeup artist, Kay Montano, was channeling 1940’s Hollywood film-noir glamour for makeup with a sheer, modern twist. Here’s what Kay used:

Base – a mixture of Chanel Base Lumiere and Myface Mymix foundation in Fair 01
Powder – Jurlique loose powder in t-zone only
Blush – Myface Paradisio Pink blush

  • Myface Midnight Hour Soulful Shades eyeshadow trio, a mixture of smoky greys and black
  • Bobbi Brown Black Ink gel eyeliner
  • Chanel Inimitable Obscure mascara in black

Lips – Chanel Rouge Coco in Cambon mixed with Nude lip balm for a modern, soft red lip.

Beauty Breakdown – Nicole Kidman for the premiere of Nine, London

Nicole Kidman for the premiere of Nine in LondonMakeup by Kay Montano

It was a big night on the red carpet last night for the world premiere of the new blockbuster musical Nine, starring Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren and Daniel Day-Lewis. Kay Montano was on hand to get Nicole Kidman ready, making her look gorgeous in perfect red lips.

Here’s what she used:

Base – Chanel Lift Lumiere in 10

Powder – Jurlique Rose powder

Blush – Chanel Tea Rose blush

Eyes – Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Chocolate

– Chanel Teak eye pencil

– Chanel Ecriture de Chanel in black

– Chanel Inimitable Obscure black mascara

– Screenface knot free individual lashes in medium

Lips – Chanel New York Red lipstick