2011 Oscars Grooming: Colin Firth

Colin Firth, charmer extraordinaire and FOTF (Friend of Tom Ford, obv) looked his usual Mark Darcy sexy self when he accepted his award for Best Actor at the 2011 Oscars last night.

Men aren’t exempt from the beautification process on Oscars night, and makeup artist Georgie Eisdell, who groomed Colin Firth for the red carpet used Kyoku for Men.
Says Georgie, “When I’m grooming someone for the red carpet, I never have a lot of time, so my main goals are to plump, hydrate and increase blood circulation in the skin to allow a natural glow shine through. Massaging products into the skin really thoroughly and using a pressing motion for application are both great ways to increase blood circulation and let color to rise to the surface.

To prep Colin Firth for the Oscars, I started with Kyoku for Men Razor Repair Balm, which contains witch hazel and aloe vera, to combat post-shave redness and calm his skin; it’s a great anti-inflammatory product, and I always keep it in my kit for emergencies!

Then, facialist Natalie Eleni applied the Kyoku for Men Eye Fuel to Colin’s Eyes using lymphatic drainage movements (using your ring finger, gently pat around the orbital bone in an outward motion towards the ear), which are great for re-energizing and de-puffing tired eyes.

Next, I applied the Oil Control Lotion down the T-zone to absorb any excess oil and prevent Colin from looking greasy. It was very important to lightly matify his skin in specific areas to ensure that he stayed shine-free all night long. I then used Kyoku for Men Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 to refresh his skin and keep it looking healthy and rested.”

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