Monday, February 28, 2011

King Colin Firth at the Oscars

It was All Hail The Queen when Helen Mirren one, and now we have the King. I have so much I could say about Oscars ( most boring red carpet ever except for Cate Blanchett, bless her daring heart)  but since so much has already been done and overdone, I'll give a little props to one of my fav actors Colin Firth as my Oscars contribution.

In case you were wondering where Colin got his glow ( besides that statue)  he was prepped  with skincare by Kyoku for Men .  I don't know about you but I think some of these products might be ones I could use for myself.

On a side note, as she did last year Colin's lovely wife did a recycled/repurposed dress as part of her eco challenge. I thought she looked beautiful if maybe a  bit too wedding dress-ish.  I posted on her Vogue UK blog here last year and it's still up and running this year with great behind the scenes pics.

 As for that men's skincare, here's what  Georgie Eisdell’s used on Mr. Firth's skin:
“When I’m grooming someone for the red carpet, I never have a lot of time, so my main goals are to plump, hydrate and increase blood circulation in the skin to allow a natural glow shine through. Massaging products into the skin really thoroughly and using a pressing motion for application are both great ways to increase blood circulation and let color to rise to the surface.

To prep Colin for the Oscars, I started with Kyoku for Men Razor Repair Balm, which contains witch hazel and aloe vera, to combat post-shave redness and calm his skin; it’s a great anti-inflammatory product, and I always keep it in my kit for emergencies!

Then, facialist Natalie Eleni applied the Kyoku for Men Eye Fuel to Colin’s Eyes using lymphatic drainage movements (using your ring finger, gently pat around the orbital bone in an outward motion towards the ear), which are great for re-energizing and de-puffing tired eyes.

Next, I applied the Oil Control Lotion down the T zone to absorb any excess oil and prevent Colin from looking greasy. It was very important to lightly matify his skin in specific areas to ensure that he stayed shine-free all night long. I then used Kyoku for Men Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 to refresh his skin and keep it looking healthy and rested.”

Bottom image: Vogue UK/Livia Firth blog

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