The Cannes film festival began last Wednesday and the fashion levels are off the charts. But the actress who caught my eye and stood out in a sea of floor-length dresses during the Opening Night was Robin Wright, one of my favourites. (House of Cards is coming back on May 30, who else is excited?!)
She was rocking a hand-jeweled Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello minidress with relaxed draping and strong shoulders from the label’s Fall 2017 collection, and looked absolutely stunning. Her hair and makeup was on point and confirmed that true glamour is best carried off with a personalized custom spin.
I talked to Robin’s hairstylist and makeup artist on how to achieve her effortless look. Here’s their STEP-BY-STEP:
“We based Robins hair off the glam rock vibes of her dress. Something playful yet sultry. I used Joico Joiwhip Design Foam on damp hair and blew it dry with a medium size round brush flip the ends up. Once I got to the fringe area I switched to bending the hair in and to sweep across the eye. I then took a small flat iron to help bevel and bend the ends out and up. On her right side I created a deep side part and used Joico Matte Grip to help slick back and confine the right side.
To help plump ur her root I used the yet to be release Joico Body Shake and on her ends I used the oh so popular Joico hair shake in a layering effect to build out the volume of the free side. I finished her look with Joico Flip Turn hairspray.”
“For Robin’s look we decided to do a smokey sultry eye in black and grey to give a nod to the rock and roll vibe of her YSL dress. I used Mac Cosmetics Veluxe Pearlfusion Eye Palette in Smokeluxe. I blended from darkest by the root of the lash and went lighter up to her crease blending out with a fluffy crease brush. Using the same technique under the eye going from dark to light.
Then I used Pro Longwear Fluidline in black to give her a winged line on the top of her lid and extending out for that rock affect. I finished the eye with false lashes in extreme black by M.A.C. After I cleaned up any fallen shadow with Mac Makeup wipes, I took a wet tissue and went over the area to remove any residue from makeup remover. You want to make sure it is clean or it will eat away at your foundation and concealer.
I took M.A.C Face and Body Foundation and mixed to make Robin’s perfect color, and applied all over her face for a youthful natural skin, concealing any extra areas that needed touching up with Mac’s Select CoverUp Concealer. I wanted to keep the rest of her look rather natural for the edgier affect. So we went super natural in tone on the cheek with mac studio quicktrick stick in soft side/a latte sheen I flipped the stick from one side to the other for highlighting and deepening. I finished the look with Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Innocent by Mac Cosmetics.”
PRO MakeUp Artist Tip: Do your eye makeup first for flawless results. Especially when doing darker eyeshadows. Instead of having to fix eye makeup slip-ups on top of your freshly applied foundation and concealer, the whole point of the “eyes first” mentality is for easier cleanup, from mascara and liner smudges to eye shadow that spills onto the face.
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