Lea Seydoux Is The Model of Holiday Makeup Perfection
We could talk for hours about Lea Seydoux’s striking berry lip, shimmery eye, and glowing skin—it’s our idea of the perfect holiday makeup—but we’d rather spend that time recreating it at home. It turns out there are few tricks you’ll need to know to pull it off.
“I wanted to do something fashion red carpet,” makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen says about the look he gave Seydoux for the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences Governor Awards in Los Angeles, so he skipped anything black and opted for a bouquet of textures and coordinated colours instead. He started with Hourglass’ Veil Fluid Makeup ($60), then dabbed Le Metier de Beaute’s Soft Tinted Moisturizer ($75) in Shade 2 onto the top of the actress’ cheekbones. A bold lip requires a flush in the same colour family, so he paired Serge Lutens Blusher ($160) in Shade 2 on her cheeks with Nars’ Satin Lip Pencil ($25) in Palais Royal on Seydoux’s lips.
For a mix of textures, VanLeeuwen used Cle de Peau’s Satin Eye Colour ($45) in Shade 2 all around the actress’ eyes, followed by two shimmery pencils from the brand’s Enchanted Winter Garden Pencil Collection ($95). He applied the deep brown on the outside top and bottom of the actress’ eyes and the champagne hue on the inner corners. He skipped black mascara, using the deep plum shade of Dolce & Gabbana’s The Mascara Volumized Lashes ($30) in Dahlia instead.
And her shiny, side-parted hair? Hairstylist Renato Campora applied a dollop of mousse to Seydoux’s wet locks before blow drying, then added exactly two drops of Wella’s Mirror Shine Serum ($13) and combed before combing her strands back into a twist. “You don’t see many cool chignons, but they’re out there,” he says. “The trick is to use a really dramatic side part to make the look modern and chic.”