Information & Advice
WrittenbyLucie Tobinon17th November 2008
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. Boots.com asked Mary-Jane for an exclusive insight into SJP’s beauty secrets…
‘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!’
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
Boots.com recommends 17
Ultimate Volume Lip Gloss in Barely Rose.
‘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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