2018 is a watershed year in the world of cinema. It’s been brewing for a few years now but with Black Panther being a huge success worldwide, the fall of Harvey Weinstein and the ‘Me Too’ movement diversity and inclusivity finally became a mantra for Hollywood filmmakers. Women have always been underrepresented or painfully misrepresented in movies so no wonder that the public, I included, are full of excitement hearing that women-led movies like Ocean’s 8 are being made.
Unsurprisingly so, the lead actors of Ocean’s 8 have delivered in the beauty and style department all through the film promotion and at the premiere of the movie, it is virtually impossible to choose a favourite look.
Rihanna‘s beauty looks were standing out the most and were documented the most for obvious reasons. As the founder of Fenty Beauty, she is proudly wearing, advertising her own brand.
She was wearing a holographic, tonal purple makeup look at the New York premiere created by her make-up artist, Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artist, Priscilla Ono. She used the Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer, Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 340, Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Peach to conceal, Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Mocha to shade, Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo in Moscow Mule/Ginger Binge both as blush and highlighter bringing it up her temple, Invisimatte Blotting Powder on her T-zone to absorb any shine and to soften the texture of the skin for a flawless finish. Rihanna was hinting new Fenty Beauty products at the red carpet event so I am guessing that the jaw-dropping eggplant smokey eye is from a yet unreleased palette.
In London, she went for an ultimate summer makeup look with red lips, glowing skin and a top knot. For the lip, Priscilla used one of Rihanna’s go-to shades, Mattemoiselle lipstick in Ma’Damn, a true bright red that compliments her skin tone so well.
Sandra Bullock doesn’t move out her comfort zone too often when it comes to makeup, but why fix something that ain’t broke, right? The subtle smokey eye-nude lip combination works well and is very flattering on her, so I don’t blame her wearing it most of the time at all.
Mindy knows what works for her and I love how she plays with strong lip colours. Let it be deep purple or a deep red, she wears it with confidence and this makes her incredibly beautiful.
For the makeup you can see above make-up artist Janice Ginjo prepped her skin with Glossier’s Superglow Serum, Skyn Iceland’s Hydarcool Firming Eye Gel and DHC Velvet Skin Coat Primer. She used Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 11.5 as a base (might I say she has excellent taste!), then concealed with Glossier Stretch Concealer in 30 and 40. For the eye makeup, she used Make Up For Ever Artist Color Shadow in Matte Black, Chanel Eyeshadow with silver sparkle to go with the dress and Sephora Color Shadow liner in black. Janice applied Glossier Cloud Paint in Haze on the cheeks and on the lips a mix of Generation G lipsticks in Jam and Crush topped with Glossier lip gloss.
I adore the quirky, cool vibes coming from this lady who, I have to admit, didn’t know of until I’ve seen some of the cast interviews. The American rapper/actress has wowed me with her makeup and style choices and she instantly became one of my beauty crushes! I haven’t found details about her looks unfortunately, all I know is that her makeup was done by a make-up artist called Matin (check out his IG account). I love how he paired glitter with a very subdued face makeup which you can see in the picture above.
Hats off to Sarah Paulson for consistently creating stand-out beauty looks for the whole promotion tour and the premieres. Both of my favourite looks are the work of Adam Breuchaud, make-up artist for over ten years and Hollywood beauty expert. You can see, all the looks he created with Paulson is well thought out and expertly executed. I love how the actress doesn’t necessarily go with things that are safe or predictable and that makes her looks so exciting and you just want to see the next one. I mean look at that disjointed liner in the picture below? Isn’t it fabulous?
Helena Bonham Carter
I haven’t found much detail about HBC’s makeup but she is another lady who knows full well what’s flattering on her and sticks to it. She worked with long-time collaborator, make-up artist Morag Ross and I can only guess the products used are mostly Suqqu since Morag works with them quite often. A deep red lip and smoky eyes are HBC’s signature look, she wears it with total confidence and can I just mention her signature hair look? Love the big messy updo she is so well-known for!
Similarly to Sandra Bullock, Anna Hathaway doesn’t leave her comfort zone too often but the consistently beautiful gowns she was wearing didn’t necessarily need strong or vibrant makeup. These two looks are all about her beautiful skin, her fantastic features and I don’t think she needs more.
Cate Blanchett is one of my red carpet favourites and I love her for wearing super-feminine, subtle looks. My particular favourites on her are the blusher heavy ones, like the one below, because she has heavenly cheekbones, so why not accentuate them?
I really hope Hollywood will come out with more and more women-led movies like this because I am more than happy to write more red carpet reports like this!
Have a lovely weekend you all!