Hollywood's beauty hall of fame
It’s February — and that means it’s showtime with the Baftas, Brits and
Oscars. Top hairdressers and make-up artists will ensure the A-list
stars are red carpet ready. Many beauty experts get their inspiration
from the movies.
Today we ask make-up artist Paul Gooch and celebrity
hairdresser Charles Worthington to pick their favourite ever film looks.
Get the look: Carey Mulligan as Jenny in An Education (left) and Kate Winslet as Rose in Titanic
MOVIE STAR MAKE-UP
Paul Gooch won a Bafta in 2010 for his work on Alice In Wonderland. He’s done the make-up on more than 300 films including Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Hours and The Da Vinci Code. He’s the artistic director of hair-care brand Umberto Giannini.
Here, he reveals his all-time favourite film looks — and how you can get the look . . ..
Kate Winslet in Titanic. ‘She was transformed from her natural blonde colouring into a redhead with pale complexion.’
To recreate the look: Try a rusty coral tone lipstick, such as L’Oreal Paris Rouge Infallible Lipstick, in Timeless Volcano (11.29, Boots), a sweep of rose blusher, such as Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Bloom (20.50, SpaceNK), and frame the face with a strong dark brow using an eyebrow pencil — try one by Une (5.29, Boots).
Carey Mulligan in An Education. ‘She went from schoolgirl to socialite. It was interesting to see how a face can change with hair and make-up.’
To recreate the look: Try full-bodied, centre-parted hair with minimal make-up. For nude lips, try Max Factor’s new Liptint in Pink Petal 01 (7.99, Boots), which has a stain-proof formula, and a little cream blush in a plum tone, such as Maybelline NY Dream Soft Blush Berry, 06 (4.49, Superdrug).
For the more glamorous, mature look try a feline flick of liquid eyeliner, such as Revlon’s ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen (6.99, Boots) on the top lid and lashings of mascara. Topshop’s Sisters of The New Moon Lash Catcher Mascara, in Black Cat (10, topshop.com) gives fuller, thicker lashes.
Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose. ‘The make-up was incredibly clever, as it helped her character grow older through the story.’
To recreate the look: Try a simple primer like Illamasqua Satin Primer (19.50, Debenhams) and a good foundation for a flawless base. One of the best bases is /02/01/article-2095160-11867F1E000005DC-174_306x776.jpg” width=”306″ height=”776″ alt=”Old style glamour: Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose (left) and Sofia Loren in The Millionairess” class=”blkBorder” />
Old style glamour: Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose (left) and Sofia Loren in The Millionairess
Charles Worthington celebrates 30 years in hairdressing this year and is official stylist to the Orange British Academy Film Awards. His Limited Edition BAFTA and CW 25th Anniversary Collection is out now.
His favourite film looks are:
Sophia Loren in the 1960 film The Millionairess. ‘I love her with the classic up-do and side-swept fringe — she oozes sex appeal, even when this style is pretty conservative. I also love it when her warm chestnut-coloured hair is worn loose and slightly wavy with lots of backcombing in the roots — a very Sixties look.’
To recreate the look: Ask your salon if they use L’Oreal Professional Colourants, as they have some great chestnut shades, like Sophia’s colour. For the relaxed waves, if you have poker straight hair, use a large tong — Babyliss Glamour Waves (20.45, Boots) and wrap the ends around the wand, hold for a few seconds then shake them out. Apply a volumising spray through the roots then backcomb them roots paying particular attention to the crown and softly sweep a longer length fringe to the side for a seductive, effortless mood. A light wax on fingertips works really well to separate the hair and give a soft hold.
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. ‘The most iconic look in the film is when she is wearing her hair piled high on top of her head anchored by a French pleat and dressed with a small diamond tiara – she also had some strategically placed highlights at the front, which kept it very modern for the times.’
Film star looks and locks: Olivia Newton-John in Grease (left) and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
To recreate the look: Ask your hairdresser for a vintage French pleat, with that iconic Audrey height. The shape needs to be close to the head at the back, getting bigger up to the crown, almost resembling a number seven shape. Setting hair on heated rollers works wonders and will allow you to easily whip the finest of hair into a beautiful full shape. Cloud 9 heated rollers (Cloud Nine The O Pod, 132; beautybay.co.uk) are super easy to use when setting yourself. Lots of hairspray to keep the look set in place is essential.
Olivia Newton John in Grease. ‘We all remember the film as a snapshot of 50s teen America and back then, if you were cool, your hair was curly or wavy. That film, which came out in 1978, was responsible for one of the biggest trends of the 1980s – the perm – thanks to Olivia’s red-hot transformation into a Pink Lady with her tumbling cork-screw curls.’
To recreate the look: Diffuse your hair upside down using a soft mousse mixed with a little Front Row Curl Creator (6.12) will give hold and max volume – without the crispness. For a more modern edge, take a Babyliss Curling Wand, 25 (houseoffraser.co.uk) and randomly curl sections, but not everywhere, using a little serum to rake through and provide separation. You can keep it really modern by having a dramatic haircut with short graduation at the back, leaving the front long – when curled the shape will look so cool. It’s is a real statement haircut.
PAUL'S TOP THREE BEAUTY TIPS
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer (26, House of Fraser)
Paul says: ‘These come in pink and yellow tones and are great for covering dark circles and blemishes.’
Nanoblur Optical Skin Cream (19.99, Boots)
‘It tightens and smoothes skin — good on its own or under make-up.’
Umberto Giannini Incredible Body Volume Blow Dry Spray (5.49, Boots)
‘I find this spray is brilliant for creating big, dramatic hair and it’s quick to spritz on while blow drying.’
CHARLES' TOP THREE HAIR ESSENTIALS
Mason Pearson hairbrush (66.95, tlcpharmacy.co.uk)
Charles says: ‘With pure boar bristle, it stimulates the scalp, increasing blood flow to the roots.’
Big Bounce Spray (5.19, charles worthington.com)
‘I like to use a multi-tasking product like this spray — it gives hair volume, bounce, hold and heat protection all in one.’
Salon Results Brilliant Shine Max Hold Hairspray (5.19, Boots)
‘Finishing products polish off your look. This a flexible hairspray for hold and shine.’