Long before shades were chosen and Naomi Scott’s Chanel makeup at the Charlie’s Angels premiere Nov. 11 was decided, came the lacy black Givenchy haute couture dress. “The look for tonight was inspired by the playful vampy dress. It was all about playing up smoldering smoky tones,” celebrity makeup artist Jo Baker exclusively tells The Zoe Report in an email. “We both wanted something both simple and dramatic but soft and well blended with a matching lip sheen.”
To do so, Baker and Scott settled on a rich brown eyeshadow from Chanel’s Les 4 Ombres Noir Suprême palette — a dramatic neutral that popped as the actor strolled the red carpet with co-stars Ella Balinska and Kristen Stewart. Baker calls the shade “so unique and beautiful,” adding that “it’s the type of perfect smoked brown [that] has previously only been possible to achieve with several products blended together.”
Baker layered the color “all over her naked eyelid so that the soft shadow would adhere to her natural eyelid grease,” noting that this lends “a sheeny and loose moisturized look to the smoky tone.” Next, it was time to blend. “Blending upwards and outwards I wanted to add a little sharp angular shape but in the most soft and feminine way. A few eyeshadow brushes were used to keep blending the edges to make sure it appears extremely dreamy,” Baker explains.
Surprisingly, she also reveals that the smoky brown was the only color she used on the actor’s lids. “It’s amazing how layering this shadow with lots and lots of blending created dimension just with its buildable rich pigment! Sometimes just one shade really worked into the eyelid can be the most beautiful look of all,” says Baker.
The shade gracefully faded into Scott’s lit-from-within skin — courtesy of Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in shade “#143” and Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel — and complemented her natural-looking lip color. “I applied Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in ‘Deepness’ for an editorial modern finish to Naomi’s look,” Baker explains. “To me this is a perfect example of what nudes will look like in 2020 and refreshes our minds to considering that nudes can often be sheer tones with different hints of tone.”
After a few swipes of mascara (Chanel Le Volume de Chanel in “Noir” on her upper lashes and “Écorces” on her lower), the look was complete. Below, the Chanel products you need to recreate it at home.