Do I ever have a treat for you today! My Twestie (read: Twitter bestie), the one and only fabulous Gregory Arlt, has granted me an exclusive interview on the look he created for An Education's gorgeous Carey Mulligan recently. Gregory, one of the Senior Makeup Artists for M.A.C, has been working with Carey a lot over the past few months and I am so excited to share his tips with you for how he created this look -- one of his professed favorites in their time working together! Find out more after the jump!
"Carey Mulligan truly personifies the waif-like ingenue," Gregory told me. "I always channel Audrey Hepburn or a young Mia Farrow when I approach her makeup look, concentrating on accentuating her gorgeous skin and softly playing up her eyes."
For this look, Gregory began by applying half a pea-sized amount of Studio Sculpt Foundation mixed with Care Blends Essential Oils over her entire face. The mixing of these two products helped to sheer out and extend the life of the foundation upon the face. He then applied a dab of concealer "where needed" before adding Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Light/Medium "so she wouldn't look too matte," he said.
Of Carey's look that evening, Gregory said, "I took one look at her custom-made Prada cocktail dress and thought smoky metallics for her eyes." To create this look, he applied Shroom Eyeshadow as a base, highlighted the brows with Dazzlelight Eyeshadow, swept Copperplate Eyeshadow into the crease and added Satin Taupe Eyeshadow to the lids. The outer corners were dusted with Print Eyeshadow. Gregory used one of his favorite products, Smolder Eye Kohl, on the waterline, before applying Print Eyeshadow on the upper and lower lashlines. He finished by applying Dazzlelash in Black on the lashes. Gregory defined Carey's eyebrows with Cork Eyeshadow (another one of his tried-and-true favorite products!).
On Carey's cheeks, Gregory applied Sunbasque Blush and Pearl Cream Colour Base to highlight her cheekbones. To get Carey's beautiful glossy pink lip, Gregory applied Oak Lip Pencil and Prrr Lipglass.
All products Gregory used to create this look were by M.A.C. Gregory Arlt is the Senior Makeup Artist for M.A.C. You can follow him on Twitter here.