Thandie’s Half of a Yellow Sun premiere m-up

Chiwetel-Thandie HOAYS Premiere

Chiwetel & Thandie in Osman

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After a long drive across London to the south of the river, we all arrived in Streatham for the UK premiere of Half of A Yellow Sun, adapted from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s much-loved novel. The press reception was large and welcoming which was no surprise seeing as both Chimamanda and Chiwetel Ejiofor were there too. I’ve always loved the immediacy and vicarious excitement of the red carpet, and seeing as Thandie’s my favourite make-up muse, it is always fun.

Odenigbo and Olanna

Chiwetel (Odenigbo) & Thandie (Olanna) in HOAYS

 

The Make-Up Steps

Step One

Here’s what I used.

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Thandie used her regular moisturiser Olay Total Effects before I arrived so just before we started on the base, she applied Clarins Beauty Flash Balm to freshen and tighten her skin (you may/may not know-Thandie gave birth 4 weeks ago-sleep is a distant memory!!).

I wanted to ‘warm up’ Thandie’s skin tone as lack of sleep tends to also sap colour out of the complexion and this$_12 I did by using Becca’s Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation in Tobacco above.

To ‘brighten’ the area around Thandie’s eyes, I used Bobbi Brown’s Corrector in Light to Medium Peach.

As you can see below, correctors differ in colour from concealers because the under-eyes need the brightening tones of peach (to terracotta in darker skin) to rid the eyes of greyer tones, whilst the more olive-toned concealer ‘neutralizes’ the red tones around the nose, chin, or on any blemishes.Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 15.07.16

I then powdered her ‘T Zone’ with Bobbi Brown’s Loose Powder in Warm Natural.Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 15.04.5814315180202_LRGStep2 Cheeks!

Next Step Cheeks!

Next Step Cheeks!

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I used Chanel‘s new Powder Blush in ‘Malice‘, a gorgeous rosy apricot.

 

 

 

 

Eyes

Thandie & I are HUGE fans of Chanel‘s amazing cream/powder eyeshadows ‘Illusion D’Ombres.  The ease of application, the staying power, the unique effect and on-point colour range give them total must-have status. I used Mirage from the new Summer Collection over Thandie’s lids and Apparition (which I’ve used many times on 3Chanel-Illusion-D’Ombre-cor-ApparitionLupita Nyong’O), creating a navy smoulder around her lashes and blending outward.Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 15.36.21

 

 

 

 

 

After an eyelash curl, I drew a fine liner of black liner using Eyekos Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner then applied Lancome’s Hypnose Doll Eyes MascaraScreen Shot 2014-04-09 at 15.51.20

 

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Last but not least-LIPS!

We’ve mentioned Ilia before, everything about it-from the philosophy, ingredients, packaging and texture-are different from other cosmetics. We love the natural look of their sheer lipsticks and because on this occasion I wanted to play up Thandie’s eyes, a subtle tint was all that was needed. We used ‘Perfect Day’.

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Roll on Summer 2014, we’ve got he perfect day-to-night make-up for you..

 

Half Of a Yellow Sun is in UK Theatres from 11th April, Nigeria from the 25th of April.

A U.S. release date is planned for the summer

Half Of a Yellow Sun is in UK Theatres

Half of a yellow sun

Half Of a Yellow Sun is in UK Theatres from 11th April, Nigeria from the 25th

Half Of a Yellow Sun is in UK Theatres from 11th April, Nigeria from the 25th of April & a U.S. release date is planned for the summer.

Odenigbo, Chiamaka and Olanna

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