As well as the scandalous storylines, we couldn't help but notice Phoebe Dynevor's makeup on Bridgerton. Flawless with a middle-of-the-road sheen, it's everything we wish our WFH beauty routines would deliver right now.
Bridgerton has served up some headline-worthy beauty looks - what with 'Bridgerton Brows' set to be the new 'on fleek' brow trend and Jonathan Bailey having makeup applied to his butt for a sex scene.
So when the show's hair and makeup artist, Lynda Pearce revealed the actual products she uses to created Daphne Bridgerton's (aka Phoebe's character on the show) glowing complexion our interest peaked.
Daphne's glowing look is inspired by Audrey Hepburn, in the 1950s version of War and Peace. Here's every product used to create her barely-there makeup look.
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The difference between so-so makeup and great makeup is the prep work. Namely using a primer to give your makeup a base and to create a smooth, even starting point for the products you apply next.
Pearce relied on Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer, a cult behind-the-scenes primer courtesy of skin-brightening vitamin C and with a subtle yellow hue. Inspired by the old-school makeup artist trick 'banana powder' (to color-correct and set makeup), it erases any shadows or dark circles from your face, especially under lights.
Then for the foundation, Pearce applied Chanel Vitalumier Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup. "Where any extra coverage was needed I used @bobbibrown concealer. To conceal the under eye I used @yslbeauty Touche Éclat," explains Pearce.
She used a light dusting of Chanel Powder Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder to set everything in place.
"A little top tip... on set, for cheeks, I used @maccosmetics Matte to touch up areas that were shiny. This product is great for taking shine off the skin, without getting the caked look you can sometimes get from too much powder. It also allows the natural dewiness of the skin to come through."
It's rumored that Stila Convertible Colour in Lillium was the blusher of choice for Daphne's pretty flushed cheeks. That said, we're unlikely to need any help in the blush department after THAT infamous scene with the Duke of Hastings licking a spoon (which now has its own Instagram account @thedukesspoon).
Fiona Embleton is a multi-award-winning beauty editor who has tested over 10,000 products in her 10 years + of writing and shooting beauty stories. For the past four years, she was the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, having previously worked in the role of Beauty Editor at both Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has recently gone freelance and alongside My Imperfect Life, she has written for titles including ELLE UK, ELLE Canada, Buro 247, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Scandinavia, and ES Magazine. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first-class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography, and catwalk trends. She loves jumping on the latest internet-breaking beauty news, dissecting the best red carpet looks, and having the crème de la crème of dermatologists, make-up artists, and hairstylists on speed dial so she can tap them for the best advice. She’s a discerning beauty shopper and knows it can be confusing trying to navigate what’s hype and what really works. So if she really likes something, you can trust that she has reached that opinion by vetting it against everything else she’s ever tried. Her career highs? Interviewing Cate Blanchett and winning a Jasmine Award for the deeply personal feature Cancer Stole My Mother’s Scent.
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