I thought Nicole Kidman looked like a gorgeous Greek GODDESS last night. Helen of Troy-umphant. What say you? I scored the scoop on her makeup and hair, courtesy of Angela Levin for Chanel and David Babaii, respectively. Read on for deets!
The inspiration for this makeup look was Nicole’s dress. Angela Levin said, “I focused on the amazing color and details on her dress, to create this fresh, elegant look.”
To start the process, Angela primed Nicole’s face with CHANEL Sublimage Essential Revitalizing Concentrate and CHANEL Hydra Beauty Hydration Protection Radiance Serum. To even out the skin tone, she applied a thin layer of Senna Barely Base in Light, and then a layer of CHANEL Vitalumiere Moisture-Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup SPF 15 in Ivoire. To play up Nicole’s eyes Angela used the taupe shade in the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Lilium all over the lids, followed by the deep green shade to define the upper lash line. She lined under the lower lash line with Face Eyeshadow in Steel, and then the lashes were finished with CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir. To complete the look Angela used CHANEL Powder Blush in In Love on the cheeks and Laura Mercer Secret Brightening Powder on the cheek and brow bones. Lastly, she used CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Superstition to achieve a neutral-lip look.
CHANEL Sublimage Essential Revitalizing Concentrate, $425.00
CHANEL Hydra Beauty Hydration Protection Radiance Serum, $135.00 (available April 2012)
CHANEL Vitalumiere Moisture-Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup SPF 15 in Ivoire, $55.00
CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Lilium, $58.00
CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Noir, $30.00
CHANEL Powder Blush in In Love, $43.00
CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Superstition, $32.00
Said David Babaii, “First, we created a change in Nicole’s hair color opting for a lighter strawberry blonde. To achieve true tonal color while improving the condition of the hair use IT&LY HAIRFASHION’s Colorly 20/20 Professional Hair Color.“
David reveals, “The style inspiration for Nicole’s look was my take on a modern day Veronica Lake”. To style Nicole’s hair, David began with Pure Shampoo and Conditioner by IT&LY HAIRFASHION to maintain her hair color balance while hydrating with pure botanicals. Next, he applied a small amount of the silicone free Miracle Oil Hair Elixir by David Babaii to add additional shine and protect the hair from thermal damage. To dry, he used a small round brush to create an ultra smooth finish while bumping the ends under. To complete this “Veronica Lake” look, David used a large barrel curling iron, wrapping only the bottom portion of the section around the barrel to create soft natural waves. To finish, he created a side part and lifted the root area with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’s Pure Volumizing Eco Hair Spray, lightly spritzing the ends for a long lasting hold.
Did you love this look on Nicole? I thought she looked radiant! Tell me in the comments.