‘The Artist’ – Maria Comparetto’s tips on how to achieve the Twenties look

If you havent seen it already go and see The Artist! It is beautiful and inspiring with amazing performances all round!

The leading lady Bérénice Bejo, blew me away with her charm, wit and I loved her glamorous makeup. For those of you who fancy playing… this is my version of her look.

Skin should be slightly matt, use a foundation that suits your skin tone or go one shade lighter then lightly dust with loose powder (Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre is perfect for this).

Contour the brow and cheek bones with a pressed powder highlighter such as Mac iridescent Pressed powder.

To accentuate the face contour under the cheek bones with a Matt ‘biscuity’ tone.

Sisley Phyto-Sourcils Eyebrow Pencil

Then time to tackle the brows. To achieve this look you must be realistic, if your eyebrows are sparse it will look more authentic as you are able to recreate the thin pencilled brows easily. 

However don’t let that put you off ! It works just as beautifully if you slightly mask the brows by lightly brushing some foundation through them with a mascara or brow brush. With a brow pencil, a tone slightly lighter than your natural brows delicately draw a thin line through your natural eyebrows & over your browbone, you can create whatever expression you like depending on the shape you draw, slightly arched is best so as not to appear to stern or angry!

Go over the line with a brow powder, this softens and sets the look.

For the eyes use a graphite grey or browny black close to the lashes and blend the eye shadow onto the lid to create a rainbow shape/hue of colour but keep it light as it’s all about the brow! Givenchy Eye & Brow Prism is perfect for this. 

Curl the lashes and apply a gentle coat of mascara, top and bottom.

Lips should be kept quite dark (Sisley Long Lasting Lipstick in Plum or Chanel Rouge Allure in ‘La Faschinanante’ or ‘L’Exquise’) with a semi Matt lipstick for the best results but attention must be paid to the shape. Keep the cupids bow slightly pointed as lips were thin and angular around this time.

Finish off with a tiny beauty spot using a sharpened black kohl or Bobbi browns black ink for durability! 

Then shine like the sparkly star you are!! Have fun with it.