007 Skyfall Bond Girl Inspired Makeup.
Hello chickas !
I am not a big fan of action movies but the Guy wanted to see 007 Skyfall so had no choice. I absolutely adores Bérénice Marlohe as Bond Girl Severine!! If you have seen the movie, I am sure you couldn’t get over the bar scene in which Severine was featured and trust me, she looked the most seductive Asian. Most of you would already know that I am still a newbie when it comes to makeup and neither do I have all the required products for this look. I, however, did try my best to recreate her look from the movie.
Her makeup was done by Naomi Donne, who has worked on several bond movies already. In an Elle-interview, she revealed details about the smoky, dragon-inspired “armor” look.
ELLE: Sévérine [Bérénice Marlohe] has a very sultry, Asian-influenced look in the film. Talk us through it.
Naomi Donne: She’s incredibly beautiful, and she’s been used by men all her life. She uses her makeup as a sort of armor to present a certain face to the world, and she uses her beauty wherever she can to survive. So she has very dramatic makeup that was partly inspired by her surroundings. I often shy away from doing strong makeup, because I feel it’s distracting or somehow stops you from seeing what someone is trying to convey. But in this case, it’s a part of her character. And it [creates] a huge comparison: when you see her without her makeup, she becomes incredibly vulnerable without it.
ELLE: What about those nails?
ND: She had a sort of dragon inspiration. That nail color she’s wearing was actually designed by OPI for the film. They did a Bond collection. And I knew her nails were going to be very heavily featured in the film, because you had to see her wrist in that scene with Daniel at the bar. I wanted to do these long, very 1950s nails, so that she would have the feeling of a dragon about her. It was inspired by the dragon in the casino scene. We designed the “Skyfall” nail color that OPI did, and we painted the backs of her nails gold.
ELLE: How can women try the look for themselves, say for a holiday party?
ND: If you’re doing that smoky, almond-eye look, then you really have to blend the shadow out to the corners so that it becomes quite pointy at the sides. I did dark lips on her in the film, but for some scenes I used a lip gloss by Chantecaille called Crystal. The Chantecaille lip glosses are very wet-looking and stay on really well. I also used a Chantecaille base and a glittery black NARS eye shadow.
I hope you guys liked it.