So Jessica Beil’s Make-up Artist, Amanda Bell, got in touch and shared with me the products that she used on the hollywood star when she attended the Brit Awards this year with her beau Justin Timberlake.
Amanda is a very successful make-up artist who’s career has seen her work behind the scenes on many runway shows including Mathew Williamson and Christopher Kane. She has created many glamerous red carpet looks for various celebrities throughout the years including Sienna Miller, Goldie Hawn, Diane Kruger, Juliette Binoche and many more.
For Jessica’s look, she had this to say:
Jessica and I had a good chat about the kind of look we thought would be great for the Brits, taking inspiration from the striking cobalt blue Tom Ford dress she was due to wear. Jessica wanted more of a fair and radiant English rose look, rather than anything bronzed and tanned, with soft, sheeny definition on the eyes and a statement lip to keep the look young and fresh. Texture was key to creating the finished look too, where I wanted the makeup to almost merge with Jessica’s skin so it looked luminous and natural.
To create Jessica’s look I started by preparing her skin. She had already applied a moisturiser but no eye treatment so I used a little Lancome Visionnaire round the eyes to smooth the texture and then Hydrazen Yeux to plump out any dehydration lines. Regular flying can really dry out the skin but Jessica’s was in great shape.
Because we were going for a brighter, lighter look to her complexion, I used one of my fave products as a base, Shu Uemura brightening under base mousse spf 30. Then worked small amounts of Lancome Teint Visionnaire foundation into her skin with my fingertips for a more natural result. I applied a highlighting concealer around Jessica’s eyes (especially on the inner corners) , on her lids, around nose, chin, cheekbones and in between brows. This gives a beautifully soft and radiant look and highlights all of her features.
Jessica’s skin is on the dry side but a powder is still really important to set the look and keep it
looking fresh all night. I chose Armani Luminous Silk Pressed powder because it’s texture is so fine it almost feels creamy!
Next to create an angelic glow, I used a pinky peach blush from Arbonne, worked the colour well into the brush in the palm of my hand then buffed this onto the apples of her cheeks, blending upwards and backwards across the cheekbones too. I wanted to enhance Jessica’s bone structure even more so I applied the lighter shades from a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick to the highest part of her cheekbones and down the centre of her nose.
Lastly I polished an amazing finishing powder across the skin, Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder which gives a beautiful, soft focus finish.
Eyes-wise we decided upon a softly defined look, with more sheen than colour so I applied Shu Uemura pressed powder eye shadow in Me Silver across the lid with my ring finger, smudging well into the lash line, top and bottom. To give the colour more depth I then added a super fine layer of a copper MAC eye shadow on the top and to finish, MAC pigment in Naked (always with me on every job!) just dabbed in the centre of the lids for a 3D effect. I wanted to add a soft highlight to the eyes so I chose a sheer shadow with a pinky peach shimmer and worked it into the arch of the brow and the inner corner of the eye, again with my ring finger. I have many much loved brushes but I also use finger application a lot to create a soft, smudgy glow rather than a more defined look. I find that using fingers helps to polish the pigments for much more refined, luminous finish. A little gel liner in a smoky dark brown pressed into the lash line and a couple of coats of a volumising black mascara added that last bit of definition and finished her eyes perfectly. I used an angled brush to work a light brown powder into her brows, concentrating on the upper line and the arch to lift and open the eyes.
Lastly, we decided to have high impact lips but again I wanted the texture to play a big part in how the colour looked so I chose a full colour, light textured lipstick, Lancome Rouge in Love, and firstly presed the colour onto jessica’s lips with my finger then picked up a little more colour on a lip brush to contour the shape. I then used a tissue to blot this first layer, then applied a true red liner pencil in the outer corner of the lips to give depth and make lips look even fuller. I then pressed a contrasting orange shade onto the centre of the lips to make the look more playful and finally blotted again and added a fine dusting of powder to further matt down the texture. Gorgeous!
Lancome Visionnaire across cheekbones, around nose and chin.
Lancome Hydrazen Yeux.
Shu Uemura – brightening uv under base mousse spf 30
Lancome – Teint Visionnaire – 01
Lancome – Teint Miracle concealer – 01 and 02
Armani Luminous Silk Powder – 02 Ivory
Kevyn Aucoin – Celestial Powder in Candlelight
Arbonne Blush – Blossom
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick – Rose Gold
Shu Uemura pressed eye shadow – Me Silver 945, IR Rainbow 900P
MAC – eye shadow, Cut to Fit
MAC Pigment – Naked
Bobbi Brown – Long-wear Gel Liner in Espresso Ink
Lancome Cils Booster and Hypnose Custom Wear Mascara – Noir
NARS lip liner – Jungle Red
Lancome – Rouge in Love in 159B Rouge in Love
What do you think of this look? I think it is absolutely gorgeous! You can check out more of Amanda’s work here: www.amanda-bell.co.uk.
Lots of Love,