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How Keira Knightley Enhanced Her Pregnancy Glow at the Golden Globes


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Keira Knightley undoubtedly had that glow at tonight’s Golden Globes (the first major red carpet where she arrived with her Chanel-clad baby bump in tow). In addition to pregnancy hormones, the actress also had makeup artist Kate Lee on her side. “I just wanted her to feel comfortable—when you’re walking the red carpet and you’re newly pregnant, it’s not the time to make a massive statement with makeup,” explained the pro.

To enhance Knightley’s natural radiance, Lee prepped the star’s skin with Chanel Hydra Beauty Essence Mist; sealing in moisture with the brand’s Hydra Beauty Gel Crème and forthcoming Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum. Next, she dabbed Chantecaille’s Liquid Lumière in Sheen along the tops of cheekbones and jawline before applying Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup to the center of the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose with a Beautyblender. Anything left over on the sponge was swathed across the lids, then a pale, matte concealer was placed underneath the highest point of the brow to lift and define—helping the eyes “appear very open and alert.” The pro carved out the crease using the camel tone (a “magic shade,” Lee noted) from the Tissé Rivoli palette, while a black gel formula was etched close to the lash line for depth. On the lower lashes, the face painter reached for the same “magic” brown: “I used it all the way across. Sometimes people just do it on the outer third [of the eyes], but I was trying to make a round shape rather than one that was elongated.” To finish, waterproof mascara and a combination of strip and individual false lashes were used to create a “thicker, but hopefully still natural” look.

Lee blended Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium below Knightley’s cheekbones, then popped Chanel Blush in Bronze Rose onto her apples for a hint of “multidimensional color.” And since the actress is a “bit of a tomboy,” a fact Lee has learned over the years, she made sure to choose a shade from the Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour line (out in March) that left behind a stain. Etienne was slicked on, blotted off, and reapplied to the center to make it look as if Knightley was “eating raspberries in a field.” Though the actress left for the main event with only a powder puff and a tube of lipstick in her butterfly-adorned clutch, Lee recommends Chanel’s Les Beiges compact for those of us who need the occasional touch-up. “It will remove the shine but not to the point where you look powdery. It also helps to diffuse the light and even out the skin tone.”


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