Thursday, November 22, 2012

Daily Make-Up Secrets!

Transforming Keira Knightley into the title character in Anna Karenina was no small feat, according to make-up and hair designer Ivana Primorac. "The look of Anna Karenina in the movie was challenging because we were creating a look pleasing to the modern aesthetic that is also true to the period, just as the clothing design was inspired by '50s Dior couture, but was also of the period," Primorac said. "Make-up, hair and clothing design had to complement and follow that design thread. We changed Keira's coloring, hair color, hairline [and] eyebrow shape—a lot!"

Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina in 'Anna Karenina'
Make-up by Ivana Primorac
Photo by Laurie Spartham, courtesy of Focus Features.

Editor's note: This breakdown originally appeared in Issue 99 of Make-Up Artist magazine. Keira Knightley is a spokesmodel for Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. We chose to run this breakdown because it features more than just Chanel products.

Applebox Cosmetics Cream Cleanser, CHANEL Hydra Beauty Crème Hydration Protection Radiance
CHANEL Vitalumière Moisture-Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup SPF 15 in Clair and Cendré, mixed.
Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch in Ivory and Light Sand, mixed.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
CHANEL Blush Horizon de Chanel, CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Liberté
Eye Shadow
CHANEL Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in Ambre, smudged and applied as eye shadow.
"Extended with real human hair, matched to Keira's color and laid on hair by hair where I wanted to change the shape, lengthen the ends and round the arch."
Talika Lipocils Expert
CHANEL Le Crayon Lèvres Precision Lip Definer in Rose Corail and Pretty Pink, CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Venise
Highlights / Countour
"CHANEL Le Blanc De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base was the final veil over the whole make-up to give it luminosity and to create a 'final skin' to marry all the shapes created on the face into one luminous, seemingly make-up-free skin."

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