Last week, I was lucky enough to attend one of the hot ticket events of the year - the Glamour magazine Women of the Year awards. But before I could get myself ready, I had the pleasure of making up the stunningly beautiful Jessica Brown Findlay who plays Lady Sybil Crawley in the television series Downtown Abbey.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge Downtown fan, and so I was really excited to meet Jessica. Before the event, her stylist sent me a picture of the lovely nude coloured Valentino dress that she was planning to wear, she thought that a natural approach to hair and make-up on the night would be best and I completely agreed.
Jessica is an absolutely charming, as well as gorgeous, girl. Her face would suit lots of different make-up looks, but I felt that a fresh, pinkish make-up look would not only compliment the soft, rose-printed dress but would also be in keeping with Jessica’s own personal style.
I started by applying Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation all over to give a fresh, glowy base. A thin layer of Make Up Forever HD Cream Blush in Light Rosewood followed by a wash of Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel on the cheeks after powder gave a natural, pretty flush.
For the eyes, I used Tom Ford’s Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa Mirage (a mixture of subtle smoky browns and creams) with a flick of back gel liner and a good few coats of Eyeko Skinny mascara in Black topped off with softly defined brows (I love her brows!).
Finally, I used my new favourite lip product, YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in No.17, a fresh lilac-pink, to finish off Jessica’s naturally, pretty make-up look. With her stunning outfit and loose, waved hair, I hope you’ll agree that she looked every inch the modern 23 year-old starlet!
It was a great night with lots of fun to be had people watching all of the uber-glamorous guests and Graham Norton, who compered the evening, was hilarious! Jessica walked away with the award for 'Best TV Actress of the Year' so massive congratualtions to her.
I hope you like the look – it’s one that’s super-easy to achieve yourself and perfect for any summer parties you have coming up where you don’t want to look too ‘done’.
Jessica's Hair was styled by Tracie Cant at Premier Hair and Make Up
Styling by Kerry Nixon.