Get Sarah Jessica Parkers Look

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Beauty Uncovered

WrittenbyLucie Tobinon17th November 2008

Get Sarah Jessica Parker's Look

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Make-up Artist Mary-Jane Frost Reveals the Secrets of the Star’s Beauty.

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Make-up Artist Mary-Jane Frost Reveals the Secrets of the Star’s Beauty

With a stellar career spanning 17 years, make-up artist Mary-Jane Frost has worked with the world’s most illustrious designers, photographers and magazines. She has made up Hollywood babes like Mischa Barton for the red carpet, and when Sarah Jessica Parker debuted her fragrance, Lovely, in London, it was Mary-Jane who perfected her feminine look. asked Mary-Jane for an exclusive insight into SJP’s beauty secrets…

What was it like meeting SJP?

‘She was adorable. She’s the kind of person you feel you’ve met before – completely relaxed and down to earth. We spent most of the time chatting about our children!’  

How would you describe Sarah Jessica’s look?

‘She always has this fresh, pretty glow. Sarah Jessica makes the most of her features without looking too made-up which gives her a younger and fresher look. She has the most amazing, sparkling eyes and tends to focus on them, keeping the rest of her make-up quite simple.’

Is Carrie’s make-up very different?

‘Even as Carrie, Sarah Jessica’s look is never overboard. The character of Carrie would tend towards stronger lip colour, or more gloss but pretty eyes with lots of mascara are standard for both of them and this understated look suits all ages.’

She’s become an expert at accentuating her best features. What tricks has Sarah Jessica learnt?
‘She knows exactly what to do with blusher! Sarah Jessica has a very slim face and has learnt that using a soft, rosy-pink powder just on the apples of the cheeks makes her face look fuller and younger. Applying blusher along the cheekbones would just make her face look more tapered.’ recommends Myface Rouge/Blusher Med/Dark in Her Name is Rio and No7 Natural Blush Cheek Colour in Petal.

Does SJP have any skincare secrets?

‘She has the most immaculate complexion! It barely needs any make-up because she cares for it so well. Most women in the US now use a high-factor sunscreen to protect their skin and keep it looking youthful and flawless, and it’s clear she’s one of them.’

Try Soltan Extreme Combi Face & Lip Protection SPF25.

What kind of look did you create for her? And how can we recreate it?

‘We decided on her signature style – fresh and feminine – and it’s easy to achieve. Use a sheer, cream foundation like No7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation, with a touch of powder only where it’s needed so the skin looks youthful and glowing but natural. Choose a soft, golden-beige eyeshadow such as Half Baked Urban Decay Eyeshadow and apply it as a wash of colour all over the lids, blending well. This colour suits dark and olive skin tones, too.’

‘Take a fine brush and push some of the same shadow into the lower lashline to give eyes extra definition. Finish off with tons of mascara on both top and bottom lashes. Sweep a rose pink blusher over the cheeks – one with a hint of shimmer will give the complexion a youthful lift – and complete the look with a touch of pretty pink lip gloss. recommends 17 Ultimate Volume Lip Gloss in Barely Rose.

What about night-time?

‘For a more dramatic version, add extra depth to eyes with a darker shade and try a deeper tone on the lips, too. If you have pale skin, opt for softer shades and avoid going too dark. With this simple variation, you have the same beautiful look but with slightly more impact that works with darker lighting.’

Written by Caroline Brien

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