New Beauty Breakdown! Salma Hayek at the British Fashion Awards

Salma Hayek Red Carpet

Last week was the British Fashion Awards in London (held at the beautifully refurbished Savoy Hotel), and actress Salma Hayek was presenting an award to Stella McCartney, who won Fashion Designer of the Year. Her go-to red carpet makeup artist is Kay Montano, who sent me the following breakdown of what she used. I love Salma in that hot pink lip!


  • Nuance foundation in Medium-Deep Warm.
  • Ben Nye under eye concealer in Mellow Orange Medium.
  • Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder brushed onto the T Zone.
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder to accentuate cheekbones.
  • Bare Minerals HotRocks Blusher at M+S Your Beauty.


  • Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Shell lightly brushed over entire lid.
  • Chanel Brown Eye Pencil smudged into a cat shape from inner to beyond
  • outer corner followed by a fine line of Autograph Ultimate Wear Gel
  • Eyeliner.
  • Black Magic Mascara by Eyeko
  • Diego Dalla Palma Colour Eyebrow Fixer from M+S Your Beauty.


  • Diego Dalla Palma lipstick in Baby Pink

Salma Hayek Nuance

New Beauty Breakdown! Salma Hayek on the cover of Lucky magazine

Salma Hayek Lucky Magazine

Makeup by Kay Montano | Photographer – Patrick Demarchalier

 I love the cover of the latest Lucky magazine, and makeup artist Kay Montano was chatting to me recently about what products she used on gorgeous actress Salma Hayek. The pictures were shot in Versailles (no less!) by top fashion photographer Patrick Demarchalier. Kay said it was a fantastic shoot as she has worked with both Patrick and Salma for many years – and, well Versailles, you can’t go wrong really.

During the shoot Salma showed Kay some of the products from her new beauty line in the US, Nuance, which Kay says are amazing. She used the Nuance blush in Apricot on Salma as it’s her favourite colour. These are available at CVS in the States.

Here’s what Kay used:


  • MyFace MyMix foundation in Med 03
  • YSL Touche Eclat in 03 (Salma loves this for brightening her under eye area)
  • Smashbox Banana powder


  • Chanel Teak eye pencil softly smudged
  •  Chanel Magic Night single eyeshadow over this
  • Chanel Ligne Extreme black eyeliner
  • Chanel Inimitable mascara in Black


  • Nuance Flawless Mineral Cheek Trio in Apricot


  • Bobbi Brown Blush Lip Liner
  • Bobbi Brown Pink Truffle Pot Rouge (as a lip stain)