Actress Chloe Grace Moretz relies on her makeup artist to create looks that remind her of the past.
Mai Quynh, who has also worked with several Hollywood beauties like Scarlett Johansson and Saoirse Ronan, recently drew from looks made popular in the 1990s while helping the Kickass star get red carpet ready.
She tells InStyle that aside from being inspired by vintage trends, she also finds inspiration all around her.
“It’s fun to have colour,” she tells the publication. “I look at everything – plants, flowers, interiors, and fabrics.”
The Los Angeles-based beauty guru was behind Moretz’s stunning 1960s-style look at the premiere of her film The Miseducation of Cameron Post this past summer, and Quynh looked to counteract some of the trends she disagreed with growing up, giving the 21 year old a bold brow.
“Even when it wasn’t cool and all my friends had thin eyebrows and everyone was like, ‘You have a boy’s eyebrow’, I was like, ‘Well, eff you, this is my eyebrow’, and then it became cool. So I got really lucky with that. But I just don’t touch ’em,” she shares.
To craft these looks, she relies on an Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pen or Givenchy’s Mister Brow Groom Universal Brow Setter. She also sometimes adds Laura Mercier clear eyebrow gel.
Other go-to items for Quynh include Rodin Jasmine & Neroli Face Oil to treat dry and oily skin, Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Above and Beyond and Chantecaille Philanthropy Cheek Color in Joy.
And when it comes to creating a long-lasting glow, she goes for Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Glamour Muse. For fighting the appearance of dark circles, she advises using a smudge-proof “tubing” mascara on lower lashes.
But as she recently told Elle, having decent applicator brushes is the most important aspect of any makeup collection.
“They can be pricey, but they will last you awhile,” she says. “They have to have soft hairs because they touch people’s eyes and skin, so they have to be gentle and not stabby or painful.”
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