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Beauty Inspiration with Nathalie Eleni

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Getting Ready with The Voice Presenter AJ Odudu

  • I prepped AJ’s skin with to really hydrate the face and create a dewy base for make up.
  • I then applied to add an extra layer of radiance
  • Finally, I used a beauty blender to apply AJ’s in 10C Espresso
  • For AJ’s eyes, I blended over the lids, using the cream as the main colour and adding a pop of highlight with the sparkly shadow
  • To give an extra glow I used on AJ’s cheek bones and cupid’s bow
  • For a perfect demi feline flick (not too exaggerated) I used followed by black mascara and some individual lashes by
  • I brushed up AJ’s brows using and intensified them with the
  • For her nude glossy pout I applied

Credits

Make up by

Hair by Lizzie at Paul Edmonds

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Bright, beautiful and bubbly TV and Radio Presenter AJ shares her makeup and skin secrets, as well as some BTS gossip…

How do you look after your skin?

In the morning I use , before moisturising with .

Before bed cleanse before bed I use , , and to moisturise.

What’s in your makeup bag?

A combination of and  make up brushes;  and ; and ; ;  in the colour Matchmaker;  in 4.45N;  Doubles false eyelashes;  in Spiked;  in Deep Dark; and my very own lipstick in the colour I exclusively created with L’Oreal. It’s called, AJ’s Nude. (I’m not even joking!)

How do you stay in such great shape?

I exercise 3 times a week (a combination of Reformer Pilates and 5K runs), I’m also really busy so on my feet most of the day. Also, I just cottoned onto the fact that I am naturally an intermittent faster. I have zero dietary requirements but I don’t tend to eat my first meal till lunch time, barely snack and then have an evening meal at around 8pm.

What’s your make up go to?

no coverage but gives my skin a natural glow and in colour Spiked.

Best beauty tip, secret, or advice?

Sleep. I had good skin until I got tired. It goes dull, dry and my eye-bags come out to play when I have little rest. Failing that, a good concealer will hide all sins.

Tell us about your role on The Voice?

I am the backstage presenter for the Voice and The Voice Kids. It’s a lot of fun which involves me grabbing quick interviews with the coaches in between ad breaks, getting back stage gossip from Emma Willis, and catching up with all the contestants as soon as they’ve come off stage and qualified for the next round.

What do you love most about it?

Every day’s different. One minute I’m bursting out of Emma Willis’s wardrobe, Olly Murs is taking the mick out of my cracked phone screen, Will.I.Am is impersonating my Blackburn accent, Tom Jones is serenading me and JHud is sharing fashion tips (we’re the same shoe size) and the next I’m watching the most moving performances by the contestants that often bring a tear to your eye.

Any funny stories? Or memorable moments?

Watching Will.I.Am push Olly Murs down our dressing room hallway in a trolly was funny. And once I was interviewing Jessie J for the Voice Kids, looked up and clocked Channing Tatum in the crew. Casual.

What’s your dream job and why?

Fronting  my own TV series. I grew up watching family chat/game shows so to be the host of one would literally be a dream come true.

What have you got planned for the coming months?

I am hosting the RedBull Soap Box Races in Brazil, filming for ITV’s This Morning, furnishing my house that I’ve finally finished renovating, announcing an exciting collaboration with a fashion brand, and of course continuing at The Voice. I’m buzzing!

Game of Thrones’ Carice van Houten’s Red Carpet Look

With mass excitement bubbling over across the land for the first episode of the final series of Game Of Thrones, shown last night to record numbers on Sky Atlantic, we thought we would feed your GoT desires with a little behind the scenes video and make-up how to of our April Cover Star, Carice van Houten, otherwise known as the Red Priestess Melisandre.

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Complexion Perfection

  • I prepped Carice’s skin with – a light-weight, super hydrating cleanser perfect for creating a base for make-up
  • I then applied , bouncing the product lightly over the face using a damp beauty blender
  • Finally, I swirled a nude peach blush to the apples of Carice’s cheeks to add a little warmth.

Eyes to Hypnotise

  • First, I smudged a plum kohl pencil along Carice’s lash line before blending to produce a natural smokey liner effect
  • I then applied the before applying a few of to add drama and create a fluffy finish

Lipstick Love

  • I went with the Shiseido VisionaryAiry lipstick in Ginza Red for a sumptuous plump pout

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Tell us about your character in Curfew and what you love about her?

I play Kaye Newman, a paramedic. She’s someone who’s in constant battle with her past. She’s seemingly strong but her hard exterior is hiding a vulnerable young woman. She has a tendency to put other’s safety before her own, which in my eyes makes her a hero.

Any funny stories on set?

I’m sure a lot of other people who worked on this show would tell you watching me trying to drive an ambulance, at 4 o’clock in the morning, through a warren of tunnels, was pretty funny.

 How did you prepare for the role?

My director told me I should use Bruce Willis as my inspiration for the character. So I watched Die hard as research.

A behind the scenes preview into how I created Phoebe’s beautiful berry lip look…

Eyes and Lips

  • I applied , in Lustrous Corduroy, using the amber/bronze shade over the eye lids then blending upwards and outwards. To enhance lashes I used in Sumi Black 01, currently one of my absolute favourite mascaras for adding definition and length.
  • For a soft cheek flush of colour I applied in Pink.
  • To create the bold lips I used in Burgundy, followed by in Peculiar Pink.
  • For Phoebes second look, seen here, I added some silvery highlights to her eyes and a popping pink to her lips. I used and

Credits

Earrings by Meme London

Hair by Emmanuel at Paul Edmonds

Photo RVDS

     

Make-up by Nathalie Eleni

Traitors Actress Cara Horgan talks all things modern beauty and post-war

Can you tell us a bit about your character on Traitors?

My character, Rae, is a Jewish woman who works as a typist for the Home Office in post-World War 2 Britain. She hides her religion from her colleagues at work and had sent her son away for the duration of the war to keep him safe but he’s now returned with little memory of her. She also harbours some secrets…

What was it like filming on the set of Traitors?

It was a wonderful atmosphere with such a great cast and crew.  We had a beautiful and very detailed set with fantastic costumes and make up which helps to transport you to that period. It was like stepping back in time which can be really helpful!

Did you learn anything interesting about make-up in the 1940s?

We didn’t use a great deal of make up on the show since money was tight during the war and make up was often saved for special occasions. Saying that, however, glamour wherever possible was encouraged to raise morale! Particularly red lipstick. Lipstick and nylons were traded on the black market, and when they couldn’t afford stockings women often drew lines on the backs of their legs to look like seams.

What is your ‘must have’ product on set?

I have dry skin and when filming under hot lights all day, I can feel it getting really tight sometimes. To keep it hydrated, I always use Embryolisse hydration cream in the morning and as soon as I’ve taken off my make up. Also, it is so important to remember to drink tons of water!

What does your morning beauty routine look like?

I take my make up off before bed and wear night cream so that in the morning I can keep it really simple. I always apply a moisturiser and an eye cream but I tend not to wear make up when I’m not at work as it’s nice to let my skin breathe. I try to apply a face mask once a week too.

What perfume do you wear?

I’ve been wearing Escentrics Molecule 01 for years now.

What is your hero beauty product?

Moisturising cream and perfume!

Who does your hair?

A brilliant woman called Ursula at Radio Salon in Shoreditch. My hair is very fine in texture and she’s great at knowing what will suit it.

What is in your make up bag right now?

I’ve actually got masses of make up which is weird because I don’t wear a lot of it! Sometimes it’s really nice to wear some bright lipstick and right now I’ve got an Estée Lauder one called ‘Tango’ which I really like.

My best beauty advice is:

Get loads of sleep! If I don’t get at least 8 hours I can really see it in my skin the next day. It’s not always possible, but I try!

How do you keep fit?

I’ve been practicing yoga for about 15 years and I love it. I also walk everywhere. I’ve learnt that slower forms of exercise seem to suit my body best. I like to swim when it’s warmer, particularly in the sea!

How do you relax?

Reading and cooking. I find both things really relaxing. It’s also so nice to get out of the city and go for long walks in the countryside.

What is next for you?

I’ve got another show, a CIA crime thriller called ‘West of Liberty’, out later in the year and I’m filming something else right now too. I’d also really like to travel a bit more this year!

Cara can be seen in Traitors on Channel 4 on Sundays at 9pm and all episodes will be available to catch up via All 4.

Credits

Make up by Cara Horgan

Shot by Emily Hope

Actress Jessica Ellerby shares her beauty secrets

What is your morning beauty routine?
I wash my face with Origins Checks and Balances Cleansing face wash and then, particularly if it’s winter, or my skin is a little dry, I use a good quality organic coconut oil (normally whichever one’s on sale in a health food shop) all over my face and neck (and body!). After letting that settle I use Origins ‘Nightamins’. It’s meant for night time, but my skin gets really dry and it just works for me!
What perfume do you wear?
Chloe, original. I love it – it’s so fresh and clean.
What is your hero beauty product?
Elizabeth Arden 8 hr cream. I don’t leave the house without it!
How do you keep fit?
I do yoga almost everyday (Yin and Vinyasa) and run 1-2 times a week. I also love to dance – there’s an amazing Zumba class round the corner from me, and if I can get to that I’m a happy lady.
Who does your hair?
Well, my Mum is a hairdresser so always did my hair up until a few years ago (she lives abroad so logistically it was a bit of a nightmare) but finding someone who lived up to her standard took a while. Now I’ve found two amazing ladies, both at John Frieda – Frankie does my colour and Nadia cuts it. They’re ace.
What is in your make up bag?
The basics! I keep my make up fairly minimal and natural: Foundation, MAC blusher, eye brow powder and Benefit mascara, and the 8 hr cream obviously!
My best beauty advice is:
Sleep 8-9hrs a night and drink 2-3 litres of water a day. There’s no cream that’ll fix you, you gotta do the basics.
What is your ‘must have’ product on set?
‘They’re Real’ Benefit mascara.
How do you relax?
I find city life quite stressful so day to day I meditate twice a day and practice yoga. Then a good cup of tea and a snuggle on the sofa tends to do it. And as a treat, a massage. If I had all the money in the world I’d have one a week – they are absolutely life changing for me.
Credits
Make up : Nathalie Eleni using
Hair: Lizzie at Paul Edmonds using Dyson and Shu Umera
Photo by Ruan Van Der Sande
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Check out these looks from a recent shoot with model Paty Sanchez…

Look 1

     

Hair

Products

  • Shu Uemura Blowdry Beautifier-
  • Shu Uemura Essence Absolue-
  • Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer-

Method

  1. Prep the hair using Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier to protect the hair from blow-dry heat- apply a small amount to towel-dried mid-lengths and ends
  2. Take your hairdryer and rough dry your hair to it’s all dry all over
  3. Part the hair into manageable sections and using a big round brush and hairdryer, smooth the hair all over
  4. In sections again take a large tong and curl the hair section by section and leave to cool
  5. Once the hair is fully tonged, spray Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer all over
  6. When the hair has fully cooled, take a large tooth comb and comb each section molding the hair into place by curling around the curl with your fingers.
  7. Finish the look by running a small amount of Shu Uemura Essence Abolsue through the hair to give a glam shine and to protect against UV.

Make up

  • Skin prepped with Valmont Prime Renewing Pack
  • Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15 
  • Boutique Moisturising Lipstick Red Velvet
  • Sensai Liquid Eyeliner
  • Arbonne Blush in Ballet
  • Brows Boy Brow 
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Look 2

Hair

Products

  • Shu Uemura Blowdry Beautifier-
  • Shu Uemura Essence Absolue-
  • Shu Uemura Color Lustre Dry Cleaning Shampoo-

Method

  1. Prep the hair using Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier to protect the hair from blow-dry heat- apply a small amount to mid-lengths and ends
  2. Take your hairdryer and rough dry your hair to it’s all dry all over
  3. Part the hair into manageable sections and using a big round brush and hairdryer, smooth the hair all over
  4. In sections again take a large tong and curl the hair section by section and leave to cool
  5. Once the hair is fully tonged, spray Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer all over
  6. When the hair has fully cooled, take a large tooth comb and comb each section molding the hair into place by curling around the curl with your fingers.
  7. To finish use Shu Uemura Color Lustre Dry Cleaning Shampoo, spray 20-30cm away from the roots and work through all over the head by massaging through with fingertips. Take a brush and brush through the hair to give more of a un-done look.

Make up

  • Sensai Lipstick in Aya
  • Dior Blush 219 Rose Montaigne 
  • Shiseido Imperial Lash Mascara, Ink Black 01

Look 3

Hair

Products

  • Shu Uemura Blowdry Beautifier-
  • Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer-

Method

  1. Apply Shu Uemura Blowdry Beautifier to towel dried hair
  2. Using your hairdryer, rough dry the hair to 100% dry
  3. Part the hair into manageable sections and using a big round brush and hairdryer, smooth the hair all over
  4. In sections again take a large tong and curl the hair section by section, making sure each curl is curled in the same direction and leave to cool
  5. When the hair has fully cooled, take a large tooth comb and comb each section.
  6. Choose where you would like to wear your parting and part
  7. Comb the hair all to one side and twist into a low side bun
  8. To secure, take some bobby pins, matching the colour of the hair and side into place until the bun feels secure.
  9. To finish and hold, spray Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer for a weightless, buildable hold with UV protection

Make up

Products

  • By Terry Baume de Rose Nutri-Couleur
  • Huda Beauty Dessert Dusk Palette 

Credits

Make up by Nathalie Eleni @NathalieEleni_beauty

Hair by Paul Edmonds

Earrings by Dinny Hall 

Shot by Ruan Van Der Sande

Model: Paty Sanchez

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