19 posts tagged "Keira Knightley"
Keira Knightley is reportedly crossing the pond full time. She was also spotted in a very ambitious camel-colored (what else?) motorcycle outfit this weekend, posed on top of a similarly hued hog for an upcoming Chanel Mademoiselle fragrance ad. That’s two bold moves in one weekend, by our count. [StyleList]
Estée Lauder is in the process of a beauty counter overhaul at department stores nationwide to make products from its brands, including Clinique and MAC, more accessible to consumers who want the tactile experience of touching before they buy. Goodbye, glass cases (hello, kleptomania breeding ground). [WSJ]
We have a nail polish shrine in our apartment, but Brazilian designer Adriana Barra has done us one better at her São Paulo-based store, giving polishes from across the globe a luxe dollhouse to live in. An on-site manicurist is available to paint your nails with the rare and discontinued varnishes that line said abode after you’ve shopped the racks. [Dia de Beaute]
Looking for some pre-fashion week beauty pick-me-ups? Make like Doutzen Kroes and get a massage at Soho Sanctuary, a trim at Ion Studio, and a session of “gravity yoga” at Tender Shoots Wellness on the West Side. So that’s how she keeps her posterior so perfectly perched. [NYP]
Keira Knightley was born with enviable full brows, but she’s dabbled in varying degrees of shaping and grooming over the years, which has occasionally thinned out her natural assets. At night’s Laurence Olivier Awards in London, however, she embraced a bushier-is-better mentality, choosing to eschew pencils, brushes, and tweezers for a nice, almost unkempt contrast to her perfect peachy complexion. What do you think of her decision to go rogue?
We went to a highly DL event a few months back to preview the new Chanel No. 5 cinemercial, Train de Nuit, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The short film features Audrey Tautou, who replaces Nicole Kidman and Keira Knightley as the latest actress to co-star alongside the iconic fragrance. As it turns out, that press embargo they made us sign was every bit necessary. When we left the screening, all we wanted to do was talk about the beautifully shot tale of chance and fate—his glance, her scent, that fantastic assortment of high-waisted trousers. Seeing as how it officially debuted on the Chanel Web site today, we can finally talk. (It’s so good! You must watch.) In honor of the unveiling, Chanel has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue for a host of promotional events, compelling New York City to declare today Chanel No. 5 Day and rename a portion of Fifth Avenue “Avenue No. 5″ through May 10. During this time, Saks will also be dedicating the exterior and interior of its store to the fragrance, prominently displaying bottles of it and running the full film on loop on the main floor. The department store has made a generous donation to Manhattan’s Ellen Lurie Elementary School (a.k.a P.S. 5) as well, to fund after-school art initiatives. Click here to watch the film, and feel free to gush below.
Being a brand spokesperson for Chanel extends beyond lending your image to a fragrance ad here and there. As the face of Coco Mademoiselle, Keira Knightley also makes appearances at certain Chanel functions, such as yesterday’s Couture show in Paris, where the 24-year-old screen star naturally showed up in a head-to-toe Karl Lagerfeld creation, with a glossy new haircut to boot. Knightley’s eye-grazing fringe called to mind Jane Birkin in her glory days, but her makeup look was 100 percent modern. Makeup artist Kay Montano tended to the actress preshow with an arsenal of Chanel products. “I thought Keira’s makeup should be very ingenue in contrast to her traditional attire,” Montano said of Knightley’s mauve eyes, natural flush, and nude/pink lip. Below, the face painter cues us in on what she used to get the look.
Montano kept Knightley’s skin very translucent with Chanel Vitalumière sheer foundation in Clair, followed by a light dusting of Poudre Universelle in Beige to give her a soft, matte texture. She then applied Chanel’s new Fandango blush, a beige-y peach, to the cheeks for a natural flush.
After liberally smudging a brown eye pencil around her lash line, Montano applied a Chocolate Plum shadow from Les 4 Ombres in Mystic Eyes onto Knightley’s lids, completing the look with liquid liner on her top lash line, extended to a flick at the ends. A few coats of Exceptionnel de Chanel Mascara in black topped it all off.
Combining touches of the beige, brick, and pink shades from Chanel’s new, limited-edition Lèvres Signées Chanel satin lip cream palette, Montano created an intricate version of the classic nude lip with flecks of warm color.