Mamma Mia 2 Here we Go Again is the biggest film at the moment. Special Guest Delamar tutor and Oscar Nominated Make-up Artist, Tina Earnshaw, designed this film. Mamma Mia’s make-up is all about beauty, glow and making some of the industry’s most well known actors, look their best. This film was a joy to work on for Tina, and in her own words, she tells us all about the best bronzing products, she used on the stars…
I have been working with a fabulous array of actors: Lily James, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep and Piers Brosnan to name but a few! My make-up kit is nothing without my brushes, but the products I use must be equally first class. We have been filming in some very hot locations, so my make-up design for the actors has incorporated lots of bronzing work and added glow to the skin. Most actors or models are very skin-care savvy these days, so they are covered in high SPF creams before make-up, then we cheat a tan. To achieve this bronzed look I am never without the following products:
Liquid Bronzer Serum:
By Terry Densiliss Sun Glow
This is an intelligent tanning serum containing smoothing and firming components to even-out the skin’s texture. The entire Densiliss range is a favourite of mine as it imparts a matte luminosity, perfect for camera. The ingredients and finish of Densiliss suit all skin types, but are most noticeably fantastic on my mature skin actors. The final look achieved with this luxurious product is natural, golden and exquisitely refined skin. Thank you Terry for your Densiliss products!
Pressed Powder Bronzer:
Tom Ford The Ultimate Bronzer
My station is NEVER without this fabulous bronzer. It is one of, if not the best pressed powder bronzer around. It imparts luminosity with a fine balance of brown, gold and terracotta pigments to make a flattering and gorgeous bronze tone. The packaging is heavy yet sleek, divine and luxury… Mr Ford knows how to make bronzer a dressing table ornament. I use this product on the high points of my actors’ faces, dusting in circular motions to add that finished sun-kissed touch.
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel
A classic product! This is really great for medium skin tones, and can be used before or after foundation to warm up the skin. It is slightly more terracotta in tone than my other favourite products, hence why it is appropriate for the warmer over porcelain skin tones. This gel-cream formula adheres beautifully to foundation to give a sublime sun-bathed look. I buff a thin layer over cheekbones, brow and décolletage to radiate warmth.
So there we have the inside secrets on my top 3 bronzers I used on Mamma Mia 2! Don’t tell anyone.