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When playing a role, actors are able to truly transform themselves to fit the part. This is achieved through the help of their hair and makeup teams. Depending on the type of film and character they’re playing, the makeup can get incredibly intense. But other times, it can look more natural and inspire Us to to recreate the vibe on our own faces!
One starlet that we’re always in awe of is Dakota Johnson. The 32-year-old stunner has been in the business for years now, but she truly made her breakthrough when she starred in 50 Shades of Grey back in 2015 — and of course, the subsequent sequels in the trilogy. Her radiant beauty truly shines in these flicks, and we actually have the scoop on how she got her flawless glowy complexion on set!
Us spoke with makeup artist Evelyne Noraz back in 2018, who was tasked with getting Johnson camera-ready on the Fifty Shades Freed set. The overall goal for character Anastasia “Ana” Steele’s (Johnson) makeup was to appear grown-up yet youthful at the same time. Noraz opted to use the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo to sculpt out Johnson’s cheeks and nail this aesthetic.
Because Johnson’s complexion is fair, we would speculate that the Light to Medium shade was used, but this duo is also available in Medium to Dark for darker skin tones. Each compact comes with two colors, one that’s used to sculpt — and a lighter hue to highlight.
The bronzer color is designed to give your skin a natural sun-kissed look while also contouring the cheeks for a defined silhouette. The highlighter shade has a golden base that illuminates the skin and gives you that glow-from-within look, which translates incredibly well when on camera. You can take a flat or fan brush to apply the darker shade right underneath the cheek bones and blend it out, followed by the highlighter right at the highest point of the cheeks.
Everything about this bronzer and highlight was designed to make you look and feel a movie star. Even the packaging makes this duo look Hollywood-worthy! If you want to get the same glow as Dakota Johnson from one of her most famous films, this compact may be the secret weapon.
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