Keira Knightley's Beauty Look At The Anna Karenina World Premiere: Make-Up Artist Lisa Eldridge Reveals All

05 September 2012 by

Walking the red carpet at the World Premiere of Anna Karenina last night, Keira Knightley not only wowed the crowd in her Chanel couture gown - almost bridal in it's  style, hue and femininity *hint hint* - but her effortless make-up and hair completed the ethereal look flawlessly. "I wanted to create a soft, pale and pretty makeup that had a romantic feel but was careful to add strength around the eyes so the overall look wasn’t washed out against the dress. Above all, the makeup needed to be elegant and flatter Keira’s naturally beautiful face." says Lisa.

Make up artist Lisa Eldridge was the lady behind the look and she spent the last two days making Ms Knightley (even more) beautiful for the film's press tour. Taking base camp in Claridges, Lisa has been tweeting about her early morning starts with the actress, as well as letting us in on the products she's been using.

Tweeting from the after party no less, Lisa let Keira's beauty addict fans know that the product behind those pretty petal lips came courtesy of Chanel's Rouge Allure in Evanescente. She teamed the soft pink shade with a soft, smoky eye - creating a look that would have worked just as well working down the aisle as it did on the red carpet. In fact, many fans were tweeting at Lisa that the look had inspired their bridal make-up. We don't blame this! So is this what newly-engaged Keira will wear for her own nupitals?

Back to last night's event. With a film dripping with Chanel's custom-made fine jewellery as well as the brand's cosmetics prettifying the lead actress' face - which looks incredible close-up on the big screen - Keira fulfilled her role as Chanel's beauty ambassador. She literally turned the red carpet into a Chanel catwalk.  Here's how Lisa created Keira's look:

1. Keira's Skin:

Chanel's Perfection Lumière Foundation in 10 Beige was applied with a brush and buffed into the skin followed by Éclat Lumière in 20 Beige Clair and Lift Lumière Concealer in 10 Beige around Keira's eyes and on the high points to highlight, set with a light application of Poudre Universelle Libre in 20 Clair

2. Keira's Eyes:


Lisa used Ecriture De Chanel in Noir liquid line along Keira's upper lashes, followed by powder shadow Ombre Essentielle in Ebony to soften.

At the outer corner she lifted and elongated the liner into a small kitten flick and then mixed Ombres Contraste Duo in Gris–Subtil across Keira's eyelid, and underneath the lower lashes for a soft shimmery silver smokey effect

Lisa also added Ombre Essentielle in Liberty, a pale pink shade at the socket line to blend and soften and also on the inner corners for a shimmery effect, finishing with lashings of Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir plus a few individual lashes at the outer edge of her upper lashes.

3. Keira's Lips and Cheeks:

For those English rose cheeks, Lisa applied Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Initiale and of course the lips were lined with Le Crayon Lévres in Natural, followed by Rouge Allure in Evanescente


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