How To Recreate the Timeless Hair & Makeup On Anatomy of a Scandal

Tuesday, May 17, 2022


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It's no surprise that Netflix's latest show, Anatomy of a Scandal, is generating a lot of buzz and it has nothing to do with the subject matter of the program. The attention is focusing on Sienna Miller's exceptionally chic hair and makeup seen throughout the series. Sienna plays Sophie Whitehouse, a polished mom whose picturesque life of privilege comes undone when her husband is involved in a high-profile consent scandal. While the jury is still out on the quality of the storyline, there's no denying that viewers are absolutely mesmerized by her look which perfectly blends elements of polished mom and the enviable London cool girl essence. 

Her signature look - effortlessly loose waved tresses and a glowing barely there makeup look - highlights all the hallmarks of a timeless yet luxe appearance without the work. I hunted down the details behind her elegant screen-stealing look and found the exact products and tools required to recreate this style yourself. 

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Kate Benton, the hair and makeup powerhouse behind Sienna's impeccable look used her hair and makeup as a mode of story telling for her character and beautifully depicts her emotions in this respect throughout the series. As a person of life-long privilege, the character of Sophie is no stranger to luxury which was evident in the choice of makeup. The key to her luminous, fresh faced beauty style was to illustrate a refined look without looking overly perfected. 

To achieve her flawless radiant complexion, Kate used a light application of  Burberry Ultimate Glow Foundation, a hybrid product which infuses skincare heroes like moisture-locking hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich ingredients (white tea extract) for a youthful, radiant finish. For areas which required a bit more coverage, she followed up with Maqpro PAM Daniel Phillips Six-Color Palette, a comprehensive cream-based palette suitable for fair and medium skin tones. This versatile product was also used to further enhance Sienna's cheeks bones. For a touch of youthful color, a flushed cheek look was achieved with Chantecaille Cheek Gelee. To maintain the luminous elements of her skin and prevent a heavy made-up look, powdered products were avoided. 

The product I was most interested in tracking down was the exact red lip Sienna stunningly wears in Episode 1. The entire ultra-elegant yet cool look not only made me pause the episode for a clearer glance but made me return to it once the series ended. This perfect rose red hue was created by using a blend of Burberry Kisses Matte Lipstick in The Red 106 and Maqpro Red Lip Slim Lip Palette

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In the first court appearance, the audience gets a generous view of Sophie's chic waved hair - her signature soft look. Unlike classically waved or curled tresses, the key to Sophie's waves was to keep the look undone. Using a Babylisss curling iron, Sienna's hair was loosely curled leaving the ends out, ultimately achieving a soft wave reminiscent of beachy waves with a luxurious twist. While her hair appeared rich and healthy, plenty of texture was achieved courtesy of Bumble & Bumble Thickening Dryspun Hairspray, which offered a more practical look fitting for a busy mom. For the final touch, her waves were tousled with the fingers for a more relaxed finish. 


As the series progresses, both the hair and makeup begin to lose their luster as Sophie's life starts to unravel. Slowly, the beautiful tousled blonde hair is pulled back into an unfussy ponytail, the makeup loses its glamorous edge and finally at the peak of her stress, those immaculate waves are thrown up in a messy bun and paired with a minimal makeup look. Regardless of how terribly Sophie's life crumbles around her, what Kate so wonderfully achieves is maintaining the common thread of refinement in all stages of her looks despite how diminished they become. While the script may have left much to be desired, the visual treat Kate created with Sienna's hair and makeup is sure to leave a favorable stamp on this limited series. 

Get The Look: Gigi Hadid Glossy Rose Beauty Look at 2022 Met Gala

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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After a 2020 cancellation and months long delay in 2021, the 2022 Met Gala is back once again. The glamorous event, which draws many famous faces across industries and members of the press, made up for lost time by delivering a dazzling and memorable event. The red carpet hosted plenty of extravagant and eye-catching looks which created quite the buzz on social media. Gigi Hadid's bold burgundy Versace ensemble and slick beauty look was one of the note-worthy looks which caught the attention of many. 

The standout beauty look was created by Erin Parsons, Global Makeup Artist for Maybelline New York, featured fresh tones with glossy elements mimicking Gigi's shiny vinyl look for the evening. Using popular favorites from Maybelline, the overall look, which concentrated on the lips, also drew inspiration from the theme of the evening with tonal notes matching her ensemble. “We really wanted to keep her clean, fresh glowing skin, as a nod to the gilded glamour of back in the day when they would only use cheek rouge and red lipstick," says Erin. 

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To achieve Gigi's flawless base, Erin begin by applying SuperStay Longwear Liquid Foundation (105 Fair Ivory) to her skin with Superstay Active Wear Concealer (11) layered atop. To set her application, she followed up with the dusting of Lasting Fix Banana Setting Powder. Moving onto cheeks, Erin created a youthful, flushed color effect with barely-there contouring and Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush (Fuchsia Spark). "Hadid really loved the idea of fresh skin with lots of blush," says Erin. Once complete, Erin enhanced the high-points of Gigi's face with Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter (Light Iridescent 100). Prior to heading out on the the red carpet, Erin used Fit Me Matte Poreless Pressed Powder (120) to touch up Gigi's skin and keep her makeup camera-ready. 

Using the Nudes of New York Palette, Erin softly sculpted Gigi's eyes by applying a modest amount of the shade Heroine in the crease and along he under eye for a delicate, clean look. In lieu of traditional liner, Erin expertly defined the eyes by using the shade Self-Starter from the same palette with a fine brush for a soft framing effect. For a grand, eye-opening effect Erin finished the eye look with a sweep of Falsies Lash Lift Mascara (Brownish Black) to Gigi's lashes. To keep in line with the fresh notes of the look, Erin kept the brows minimal, using on Tattoo Studio Brow Lift Stick (Clear) to keep them naturally in place and skipped any additional color assistance. 

The focal point of the beauty look, Gigi's edgy burgundy lips featured a beautiful layering of rosy shades. Erin's stunning makeup look always features aspects of contemporary elegance and this look no exception. "Of course, we had to add some dramatic gloss for a modern touch," explains Erin. To create this look, she began by defining Gigi's look with Color Sensational Shaping Lipliner (153 Divine Wine). For a multi-dimensional look, Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor (Wicked) was applied to the outer corners of the lips with the center saturated in Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipcolor (Red-Hot).  Not only did this create an ultra-luxurious and sleek lip look mirroring Gigi's outfit but the long-lasting and smudge-resistant formula offered a photo-ready look ideal for the red carpet. 

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Get The Look: Phoebe Bridgers Radiant Beauty Look at Met Gala 2022

Phoebe Bridgers Met Gala 2022

Every fashion savvy eye was set on the star-studded red carpet of  last night's 2022 Met Gala and the beautiful turnout and jaw-dropping looks certainly did not disappoint. From glitzy ensembles to beautifully elaborate gowns and beyond, the First Monday in May was a welcomed return after a 2020 cancelation and 2021 delayed presentation. Phoebe Bridgers, a multi-talented artist and actor, shined on the red-carpet  in a sparking, crystal-embroidered dress which was topped with an equally radiant makeup look. 

Using  an array of Tata Harper products, Makeup artist Susie Sobal created a minimal yet chic look which spotlighted Phoebe's glowing skin while stunningly complementing the show-stopping dress. When detailing the inspiration behind the look, Susie aimed for a youthful look with a dramatic pop. "We were going for a young, modern vamp look," explains Susie. 

To breakup any buildup and rid the skin of any debris prior to cosmetics, Nourishing Oil Cleanser was used to clean the skin. Once the skin was cleansed, Susie followed up with two key products which ensured maximum hydration and skin suppleness. The duo included the Resurfacing Mask, which helped the skin achieve a fresh glow and was then followed up with the Hydrating Floral Essence to lock in the moisture and provide extra hydration. For an enhanced dose of brightness, Susie applied Rejuvenating Serum thereafter. 

Continuing with the skin, Susie wanted Phoebe's undereye area to appear fresh and youthful. This delicate area was treated to a hydrating application of Elixir Vitae Eye Serum. She continued with her final tip to achieving a flawless and glowing skin look prior to makeup by using Water Lock Moisturizer which gives a smoothing look to the skin, 

The key to this modern look was a radiant complexion which Susie created with her layered skincare technique and Illuminating Moisturizer with Diamond Dust blended onto the skin. The result was a fresh and nourished base with a hint of flattering shimmer. Susie livened the skin by diffusing the cheeks in Cream Blush (Lucky), which offered a lovely wash of color. For the final dramatic pop to the look, Susie finished the look with a vampy lip choice, achieved by drenching lips in Be True Lip Balm, for a smooth and full pout and layering Lip Tint (Be Adored) atop for the perfect deep rose hue. 

Much like the face, Susie wanted Phoebe's overall skin to also glow. A simple blend of Revitalizing Body Oil with the Illuminating Moisturizer was applied to the skin giving the body an irresistibly hydrated and glowing appearance. 

Phoebe Bridgers Met Gala 2022



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