Last week I had the terrific pleasure of doing Hailee Steinfeld, the 14 year old breakout star of True Grit, for the Golden Globe Awards. She is such a fresh faced young beauty, and the challenge was how do you make a 14 year old look red carpet ready, while still having her look age appropriate. She was wearing a beautiful, long ivory Prabal Gurung dress with a sporty racer back that is chic and youthful. Not wanting to go too bridal I focused on gorgeous skin and gave the eyes the tiniest bit of drama.
After prepping the skin, I used a touch of the Chanel Vitalumiere foundation in "Clair" where she needed it, adding a little highlighter on the bridge of her nose and the tops of her cheekbones (I used an eyeshadow base called "Base Ombre a Paupiers" that has a pretty, luminous sheen, and when mixed with moisturizer it makes a lovely highlighter) then set the base with a dusting of loose powder, and added a little extra luminosity with the Poudre Douche in "Peche Tendre". It gives a pretty, subtle glow to the face. Finally, I used a light peach blush on her cheeks, a new color called "Espiegle", which gave her a soft fresh glow.
I kept the lips neutral, using a barely there nude so the focus would be on the eyes and the skin, which I wanted to keep young and fresh, all dew drops and roses.
For the eyes, I laid down a wash of pink with a silvery taupe on the lid, so the lid looked polished, and then used a deeper taupe along the upper and lower lash line for a little definition. A thin line of black liquid liner that ended in a tiny kitten flick, and a coat of jet black mascara gave her eyes a finished look that was a little glamorous, but still right for a young beautiful starlet.
Chanel Vitalumiere in "Clair"
Chanel Base Ombre a Paupiers (mixed with moisturizer)
Chanel Poudre Douche in "Peche Tendre"
Chanel Poudre Universelle Libretto Loose Powder
Chanel Joues Contrast in "Espiegle"
Chanel "Murano"quad (the pink color)
Chanel Ecriture de Chanel Automatic Eyeliner in "Noir"
Inimitable Intense in "Noir"
Chanel Le Crayon Levres in "Beige"
Chanel Rouge Allure in "Mythic"