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How To Steal Saoirse Ronan’s Makeup Look From The 2018 BAFTA Awards

How To Steal Saoirse Ronan’s Makeup Look From The 2018 BAFTA Awards

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We told you that Lady Bird was going to be a big deal this year! And rightly so. It’s just a nice movie. And we think the world could definitely do with more nice.

Anyway bask to Saoirse. She’s been doing the rounds on all the big red carpets this season because she’s been nominated so much for Lady Bird! Yay! Last night she stepped out in London for the BAFTA Awards and we were just obsessed with her whole look. Sadly, we cannot afford her fabulous Chanel dress BUT her makeup is so much more affordable.

We stalked her makeup artist, Karen Alder, and found out all the products that she used. You’re welcome! It turns out Saoirse is a big fan of Glossier, just like us.  Saoirse’s makeup artist used Cloud Paint in Puff, Boy Brow in Brown, and Haloscope in Quartz – all by Glossier. They also kept their Chanel game strong by using a number of products from the classic brand.

The idea was for fresh, glowy skin with romantic touches of pink – not at all like the heavy makeup looks that we’re used to seeing! Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Adler said, “I can’t stand seeing all these girls walking down the street looking like they’ve got sideburns of contour. I want to show that you can bring structure to the face without contouring.”

Here’s the full run down of everything that you need to recreate Saoirse Ronan’s makeup look….

The Base

Karen Alder told Bazaar that she used  Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation as a concealer rather than foundation. Karen wanted to make sure that you could actually see Saoirse’s skin. The idea was to accentuate Saoirse’s lovely features instead of hiding them.

Glossier was the go-to when it game to achieving Saoirse’s natural glow. Karen used Haloscope in Quartz as a highlighter and the Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff  to give Saoirse a natural flush.

The Brows

Going further against recent trends Karen also went for a more natural look with her Saoirse’s brows. In addition to highlight, Alder believes your brows (“the coat hangers to your face”) give structure that contouring can’t. She used Glossier’s Boy Brow in Clear and Brown. “I love using two colours, the Clear allowed me to form little carefree tufts in all the right places and where I wanted to add a bit more drama I used the Brown.” The effect was full, beautifully groomed brows with natural-looking separation.

The Eyes

“Pinks and rusty burgundy really brings out the blue of Saorise’s eyes” Alder says, and she first used the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-effect Quadra Eyeshadow in #272 to create a seamless, effortless wash of colour. “With a wet brush, I swirled the soft pink and silver in a painterly way around her eyes and then crushed a little of the waterproof Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof eyeliner in #928 along the lash line.” The make-up artist finished with the By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush Mascara. “I put the thinnest coat on”, she explained, adding that “we didn’t take the mascara right down to the base of the lashes because it can close the eyes – if you start a little further away it opens them and gives a carefree, natural look.”

The Lips

To tie the whole look together Alder reached for the same product that she used on Saoirse’s cheeks for her lips, “I used Cloud Paint in Puff as a base stain for Saorise’s lips,” which she packed in the actress’ clutch bag for touch-ups. The seamless, sheer and buildable formula actually makes for the perfect lip product because you can finger paint it with ease (no mirror necessary) and it doesn’t dry out. We are definitely going to be trying that out!


See Also

Saoirse’s makeup artist gave us a glimpse of her awesome makeup kit the day before on her Insta and we spotted some additional products that we love. Along with there being a whole lot of Chanel, there’s more Glossier in the mix with their Super Glow. As well as the very trusty Bioderma. We also spot the by Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder which we LOVE! And we see the very hyped Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask which has us very intrigued with that name!

We also loved Saoirse’s messy braided up-do. To recreate it split your hair into two sections and french braid them – they don’t have to be at all perfect. If your hair is long enough “tie” them together and tuck the ends in and secure them with pins. If your hair is short (like Saoirse’s) just pin them in.

What did you think of Saoirse’s makeup look?


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