Olivia Wilde's Make-Up Artist Fae Hammond Reveals Her Best-Ever Beauty Tips

29 January 2014 by

Olivia Wilde (Grazia Daily)

If anyone’s got some serious beauty tricks up their sleeve then it’s going to be Fae Hammond. Make-up artist to the stars Fae has been in charge of styling many a Hollywood production over the years- think Life of Pi, Stardust, Pride & Prejudice and Layer Cake to name a few. What’s more, Fae worked closely with the gorgeous Olivia Wilde on the set of Rush, set in the uber-glam 70s, so we reckon this beauty buff definitely knows a thing or two about looking good. We caught up with Fae earlier this week to talk multi-tasking products, on-set beauty tips and favourite bath time treats. Read on and learn girls, read on and learn…   

Olivia Wilde on the set of Rush (Rex Images)

1. Preparation is key

Fae believes that the best make-up looks come from proper research. Set in the 1970s, Rush was all about a luxe, groomed look which Fae achieved by examining live footage of the period and working closely with the costume department. “I love the 70s- it was all new, experimental and free flowing.”

2. She likes her products to multi-task

“I am obsessed with Lucas Paw Paw Ointment, £9 which is a great multi-purpose balm. I never leave the house without this!”

3. She appreciates a lavender-scented bath

“After a long day on set I love a good, hot bath with Dr Hauschka’s Moor Lavender Bath Essence, £16- easy but super effective.”

4. Being proactive got her a job

“I was forever doing the make-up for plays when I was at school when I realised this could be my future. I took a brave step and wrote to a make-up artist whose credit I’d seen on the BBC where I actually ended up learning everything I now know.”

5. She believes in making the most of your features

“My best beauty advice? Make the most of what you’ve got…”

6. Check your make-up

"This might sound straight-forward, but working on film and TV has taught me that it is so important to treble check your make-up before you leave the house. Invest in a good mirror!"

Rush is available on digital platforms now and is out on BLU-RAY and DVD from January 27th courtesy of StudioCanal

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