I'm writing you from Paris, where I just prepped Chloë Grace Moretz for the Louis Vuitton show. We've been working together since 2011—I did her makeup for a magazine cover shoot right after Kick Ass came out. She's really fashion forward, which means we can be pretty creative with her looks, while still keeping her pretty and age-appropriate. Now that she's 18, she has become more open to certain things—red lipstick especially!
Chloë has such an awesome face (those brows and lips are ridic!), I always feel like there are so many options for a look. For this show I chose to play in a softer nude palette because she was wearing these dark pants and a black leather jacket. I started by prepping her skin with Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré and La Mer Lip Balm. These two are staples in my kit. They work well on everyone because they're very gentle and hydrating. Then I applied Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.75, using a damp Beauty Blender. Everyone needs to get this—it's a game changer. I've tried every color, but I love the O.G. Pink one. The texture and coverage of the Armani foundation is perfect because it's buildable, but I can also sheer it out for Chloë's skin. On the apples of her cheeks, I layered Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow blush in Pravella with Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour in Nude 10.
For her eyes I used Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette in 03. I mixed the top two shades (gold and apricot) and applied it on the inner eyelid. Then I blended the light tan color into the crease of her eye and smudged the darkest shade along her upper-lash line. I finished the eyes by applying two coats of Clé de Peau Beauté Perfect Lash Mascara in Black— this onedoesn't weigh the lashes down or steal the curl away. I groomed her brows with Laura Mercier Brow Definer in Fair.
I usually have lipstick swatches on my hand to gauge how they'll look. I decided to go with Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink for the show, as it's such a gorgeous color and the perfect shade to pull Chloë's look all together. By the time I'm done, my makeup area is a total organized confusion. Though, trust me, I know where everything is—kinda sorta.