Makeup artist Mary Wiles worked with Adèle to create a ‘glamourous and super cool’ vibe after being inspired by the graphic lines and interesting textures of her dress—and she kindly shared all of her tips for recreating the look!
FACE: Mary prepared Adèle’s skin by first hydrating it with Lancôme Tonique Confort and moisturizing with Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream, “it’s really important to create a good base to apply makeup,” Mary explains.
Mary applied a light veil of Lancôme Poudre Majeur Excellence Libre down Adèle’s “t-zone” (aka: forehead, nose and chin), but warns not to over-do the powder with a strong eye, “you want everything else to be clean and fresh to keep it modern,” she says.
To keep the makeup fresh as the night went on, Mary reveals that she gave Adèle Chanel Papier Matifiant oil control tissues.
EYES: Mary used Chanel Stylo Fresh Effect Eyeshadow in #57 Black Stream along the socket line to prevent the color from moving as the night went on. She applied Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in #609 All That Sparkles to the outer eyelid and along the lower lash line before blending and drawing it out to create a ‘feline’ look.
On the inner eye, Mary added a shimmering touch with NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Silver, “This is great way to use glitter as it’s suspended in a gel, so it’s easy to control and does not end up all over the face!” she explains.
Sisley Phyto Khol Star Glittering Eyeliner in Black Diamond was blended along top lash line. Mary then applied YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof to the both the top and bottom lashes, plus a few individual lashes at outer top corners.
CHEEKS: Mary contoured Adèle’s cheeks with Burberry ‘Light Glow’ Natural Blush in Earthy No.7, which she loves as it’s a great shade for most skin tones. Le Blush Crème De Chanel in #64 Inspiration was used to keep her skin fresh and young.
LIPS: Mary used Burberry ‘Lip Mist’ Natural Sheer Lipstick in Feather Pink “to create a dewy, sheer finish.”
A fierce dress and glamorous eye deserve a hairstyle that was well-coiffed–and celebrity hairstylist Christian Wood delievered with a heightened evening side braid.
“The inspiration was a loose, soft, textured braid with just a hint of a 60s vibe,” he explained. “Keeping it young, fresh and modern–but, still chic enough for a Cannes red carpet.”
Want to achieve the look yourself?
Christian provided a step-by-step guide!
1. Add a small amount of Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray to dry hair, and dry in to create instant texture. Next add L’Orèal Kérastase Resistance Volumactive Amplifying Perfecting Mousse to the roots and dry in to add messy volume.
2. Using a GHD Straightener, curl the hair randomly section by section to create soft beach waves. “It should look random and not ‘too done’ as this step is to add a subtle movement and wave to the hair,” Christian adds.
3. Use Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray throughout the hair to break up the waves and create instant messy texture and volume. Shake your head upside down if need be.
4. Add a little Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Dust It Powder at the roots, and then gently tease the hair at the on the crown to add lift and incorporate that subtle 60s vibe.
5. Pull the hair around to your chosen side and create a fairly tight standard 3-way-braid all the way to the ends of the hair before securing with an elastic band.
6. Use your finger tips pull the braid apart while slightly rubbing at the same time; this widens the braid and creates a loose, messy texture.
7. Using bobby pins, sweep the hair off the face by slightly twisting the hair at the front. Add a few pins around the side and the back of the hair to secure the ‘do, and then use your fingers to slightly rub and pull the hair all over the head to create that messy, undone, sexy texture. Finish with Frédéric Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray to hold.
Special thanks to Mary Willes, The Wall Group & Christian Wood
Photos: Courtesy; Sephora; Lancôme; NYX Cosmetics; Chanel; Macy’s; YSL Beauty; Burberry; L’Oreal Paris; Schwarzkopf; Oribe; Fekkai