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How to get Anya Taylor-Joy’s classic, romantic makeup as told by celebrity MUA, Georgie Eisdell

How to get Anya Taylor-Joy’s classic, romantic makeup as told by celebrity MUA, Georgie Eisdell

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Text: Emily Heng


The name Anya Taylor-Joy might not ring a bell, but you might recognise the doe-eyed beauty from high-profile flicks like Split and The Witch. If not, we trust you'll familiarise yourself with the English actress once Hollywood blockbusters Emma and The New Mutants arrive in cinemas. A fresh new talent on the rise, she proves equally as adept at slaying the makeup game as she does acting, exhibiting a refreshing versatility that is rare amongst the young Hollywood set. In fact, the 23-year-old seems well at-ease sporting rainbow lids and feathered brows alongside classic trappings comprising sleek liner and red lips.

Of the multitude of beauty hits she's had so far, her look at the L.A. premiere of Emma was the one that caught — and held — our attention. Think a classic smoky eye remade in dusty pink hues paired with an effortlessly mussed updo; a look that channels old-school Hollywood glamour without being dated. Our curiosities piqued, we got the makeup maestro, Georgie Eisdell, to give us the lowdown on the timeless lewk.

The luminous, glowing skin

Anya's skin was prepped with the Chantecaille's Rose de Mai Face Oil, a supercharged formulation infused with natural botanicals that promote a brighter-looking complexion. Georgie massaged it onto skin with a rose quartz roller before applying the Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery masks after. "This softens any fine lines, de-puffs, and lightens any darkness," she points out. The last step involved the oil-free, lightweight Water Flower Fluid designed to hydrate and smooth younger skin types.

The flawless complexion

For immaculate skin, Georgie picked up Chantecaille's Future Skin in the shade, Porcelain. "Anya's skin is beyond flawless; she doesn't need a lot of foundation at all — so I only used a small amount of Future Skin Foundation on high points of her face and T-zone, blending out towards the hairline," she says. "I used a damp beauty sponge to apply the base."

Chantecaille's Perfect Blur Finishing Powder came next, setting the base and taking off any shine. Georgie used a light touch, application-wise, before grabbing the hydrating gel-crème Cheek Gelée in Happy to create a natural, barely-there flush. Gilded Eclat Brillant highlighter was then added to the apples of Anya's cheeks to grant a brilliant glow.

The romantic, petal-pink lids

Chantecaille's Lasting Eye Shade in Peony served as the base. Georgie brushed the hue onto Anya's lids, before reaching for a matte neutral brown and a glimmering peach, from the new Hummingbird Eye Quartet in Warm, to add depth and dimension to the lids. For full, long lashes, she elected the peptide-enhanced volumizing Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara to do the job, pushing the wand into the root of the lash before wiggling it up to the tip.

Next came the brows. Chantecaille's Waterproof Brow Definer in Ash Blonde was all that was needed. "Brows are so important," Georgie elaborates. "They shape the entire face. I started by brushing up the brow then filled them in, extending the brow slightly to elongate the eye."

The flushed lips

To top off the look, Georgie first prepped and hydrated Anya's pout with the moisturising Lip Potion. Next came lip liner — or, more specifically, Chantecaille's Lip Definer in Nuance. Brilliant Gloss in the hue, Charm, was then applied over it for the final, glossy finish.

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