Makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen explains how to perfect Léa Seydoux’s
After working with Léa Seydoux on multiple occasions (he toured with her for the Spectre premiere), makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen knows that the French actress is all about collaboration. So when he arrived at her hotel room in New York before the Met Gala and Seydoux suggested a striking brown lip, he got to work. “I took a look at the dress and I felt like her makeup needed to be simple, yet still have a little bit of an edge,” explains VanLeeuwen. “The theme of the night, the beautiful Louis Vuitton outfit, and how Léa was feeling—that all inspired the look.” Read on for VanLeeuwen’s tutorial on how to achieve Seydoux’s smooth visage and bold pout.
To define the apples of the cheeks, I applied Nars Duo Intensity Blush in Sexual Content, swirling the shades together for a really beautiful soft peachy pink and sweeping it in an upward motion. Next, I shaded the temples and the hollows of the cheeks just slightly with the Laguna Bronzer for a little more dimension.
Name: Matthew VanLeeuwen
Known For: Radiant skin and ethereal eyes
Where to Find Him: Los Angeles
Clients: Léa Seydoux, Natalie Dormer
Years in the Industry: 24
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Agent: Noelle Keshishian @ Starworks
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