Mary Charteris and Portia Freeman at the British Fashion Awards 2013 [Getty]
In this week’s brand-spanking new issue of Grazia, we bring you the full lowdown from this year’s legendary British Fashion Awards. This year’s awards really was quite something- from the glitzy red-carpet gowns to the decadently dressed venue, we reckon this year’s awards was the starriest we’ve seen for a while! The likes of Kate Moss were spied rubbing shoulders with Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller and we were over the moon to see our Brit clan out in full force too- think Alexa, Pixie, Daisy and Rita.
Although we couldn’t help but notice Kate Moss’ stunning red lip and Sienna’s rose-gold highlights, there was a certain brigade of ladies who were working some particularly gorgeous beauty looks. Listen up ladies- as we have it on good knowledge that party girls Mary Charteris, Portia Freeman, Phoebe Collings-James, Tallulah Harlech and Chloe Norgaard all got the full Chanel beauty treatment. From gold-rimmed eyes to flawless skin, make-up artist Lauren Parsons came up with a red-carpet worthy look for each girl, while hairstylist Leigh Keates and nail pro Banny NG added the finishing touches. Want to get the look at home? Read on for the top tips behind our favourite BFA Chanel beauty looks…
1. Mary Charteris’ Flawless Complexion
What Mary said: “I wanted to keep my make-up quite natural as there is so much going on with my dress! I always carry a lipbalm in my handbag when I go out- I use Neosporin which I get from the States. Other products I always have on me are a liquid black eyeliner and concealer. I’d say my signature look is a feline black flick of eyeliner, a cat eye.”
Key Products: Make-up artist Lauren Parsons used Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation, £32 to achieve a really dewy base. She finished the look with Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Presage, £27 which, as she explains, “is a great peachy-coral shade that gives a little freshness, lifts the face and just pulls the whole look together.” Lauren’s top tip? While a dusting of powder on the t-zone will set the look, keep the cheekbones free of powder to allow the light to sculpt the face.
2. Portia Freeman’s Gothic Smokey Eye
What Portia said: “I always carry a red Chanel Lipstick with me (Rouge Allure in Passion), and Carmex, because you never know! My look tonight is quite gothic- the dress has a bit of a Mortitia Adams vibe. On my nails I’m wearing Rouge Noir, which is always, always the best colour.”
Key Products: Lauren said “Portia's look was very much a take on Gothic Glamour with a modern smokey eye using dark sparkly plum creams and mid tone browns rather than the more classic brown and black, taking inspiration from her dress. I blended Illusion d’Ombre in Initiation and Fatal, £23 each over the eyelid and we also kept the water line neutral using Crayon Kohl in Clair, £17 rather than lining it with black to keep it super-fresh and glamorous rather than being too dense and gothic.”
3. Chloe Norgaard’s Gold Liner
What Chloe said: “My look is super natural with a flash of gold under the eyes. My favourite products are rose water and I go through a lot of moisturiser because I travel so much- I’m always on a plane! I can’t live without black mascara and I love Le Volume de Chanel in Black. I used to play a lot with really bright lip colours but ever since I had my hair coloured it’s a bit too much and can look a bit too “ravey” so I tend to have to keep the lips natural to counteract the hair!”
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