MAKE UP FOR EVER introduces a limited-edition Spring 2015 color collection inspired by Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ Fifty Shades of Grey, the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book by author E L James that has become a global phenomenon.
Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. The makeup collection is inspired by Ana, whose makeup look transforms the character from that of an innocent college student to a sultry, passionate and sophisticated woman.
Victoria Down, Makeup Department Head of Fifty Shades of Grey, is a long-time and avid fan of MAKE UP FOR EVER. In this collaboration, Down shares her on-set makeup secrets and ways to recreate Ana’s behind-the-scenes looks from the movie. Each kit includes Down’s techniques and backstage secrets.
“I used MAKE UP FOR EVER every day on the Fifty Shades of Grey set,” said Down.
“As a professional makeup artist, I try more than 100 products before I find the right one. I consistently go back to MAKE UP FOR EVER products because of the quality, range of colors, and superior blendability. It’s made with pros in mind so you can expect performance and quality for everyday wear as well.”
GIVE IN TO ME Alluring Color for Eyes & Lips ($79, available at Sephora, Sephora.com, Sephora inside JCPenney, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques):
Give In! Transform from soft and innocent to sultry and playful. Surrender to the tantalizing look of smoky, mysterious eyes and soft, sensual lips. Enclosed in a keepsake box – with a hidden compartment perfect for saving all secrets – the Give In To Me set showcases a palette of four cult-favorite Artist Shadows with a breakthrough gel-powder formula to deliver vivid color and superior blendability. Inspired by Ana’s movie makeup look, MAKE UP FOR EVER developed a collection of coveted eye and lip essentials to create her natural, sultry, and sophisticated looks. Products include: 4 Artist Shadow Palette I-514 o S-556 o ME-612 I-628 Graphic Liner (NEW) Smoky Extravagant, Rouge Artist Natural N4, Lab Shine Lip Gloss D-14.
“As Ana gets involved with Christian Grey, she begins to dress the part and I gave her more maturity in her Look,” said Down.” Her eyes became shaded, a little deeper and stronger, her eyebrows were a little more groomed and shaped, and her lips became deeper-colored.”
Tease Me Innocent
TEASE ME Nude Lip Trio & Berry Lip Trio ($32, available at Sephora, Sephora.com, Sephora inside JCPenney, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques):
Inspired by the beauty looks of Ana, the Tease Me set offers a trio of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s coveted lip favorites including a smudge-proof lip liner, a highly pigmented and long-wearing lip gloss and a lightly textured gloss to deliver natural looking color with a glittery shine. Tease lips with this colorful threesome to line, color and shine. Create the ultimate kissable lip look in an Innocent nude hue or passionate berry color. Products include: Innocent / Nude Lip Trio: Aqua Lip 3C, Aqua Rouge 3, Lab Shine Lip Gloss D16 Passionate / Berry Lip Trio: Aqua Lip 10C, Aqua Rouge 50 (NEW shade), Lab Shine Lip Gloss D4
Tease Me Passionate
“Ana’s lip look was the makeup focus of the entire movie,” said Down. “Focusing on the lips helped to create the sultry intrigue and establish her character as the one who drove Christian Grey crazy!” Down said.
DESIRE ME Cheeky Blush Trio ($49, available at Sephora, Sephora.com, Sephora inside JCPenney, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques):
Create a look of desire with three shades of cheek color to wear at will. Packaged in a keepsake velvet pouch with a key inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, this limited- edition cheek palette allows fans to customize their cheek look from more of a youthful, healthy glow to a more classic cheek look with coral, light pink and dark pink hues. The Desire Me set includes a travel-size brush from MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Artisan Brush Collection, which features 100% synthetic fiber technology that mimics natural hair. Products include: Artist Shadow Cheek Trio Blush Palette I-526, I-808, S-748, Artisan Brush 150 (travel size)
“To create Ana’s healthy glow, I used a darker pink blush, which I blended out across the apples of the cheeks, on the nose, and a little on the chin and hairline. It gave the appearance of a healthy flush from under the skin and not like an applied blush,” Down explained.
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