HOW TO get Keira's make-up…

06 March 2009


Despite insisting she was at The Young Victoria after-party as boyfriend ‘Rupert's handbag', Keira Knightley wowed the crowds in a Chanel Couture ensemble and some gorgeously subtle make-up. So we decided to catch up with Keira's make-up artist Kay Montano to find out just how she did it on the night.

1. The skin

'I began with just a tiny dab of Chanel Lift Lumiere to even out the tone around Keira's eyes, nose & chin area. Minimal coverage is key to approaching strong make-up in a rock chic way. Young, cool and sophisticated.'

2. The flush

'I powdered Keira's T zone only with Poudre Douce in Mimosa so that cheeks remained dewy. Add a touch of Fandango powder blusher for an entirely natural look.'

3.The eyes

'For the eyes I used Les Crayon Khol in Graphite liberally around Keira's entire eye area and smudged it in with my fingertips. This was followed by a smudging the same pencil in Noir next to the top lashes. Eyes were completed with a thick, elongated line of Ecriture De Chanel in Noir, finishing in a classic tick plus lashings of black Exceptionnel mascara.'

4.The Eyes

'Keira was wearing a gorgeous white Chanel outfit so we agreed to go for a smudgy smoky eye rather than my usual nude lip/dark eye combo. I decided on a 'just-eaten-cherries' stain because it works so beautifully with white. I completed the whole look with the cherry-stained lips which were created with Rouge Allure Laque in 76.'

-Bella Blissett

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