Get The Look: Jodie Whittaker at the BIFAS 2018

On December 2nd I had the pleasure of creating a beautiful makeup look for Jodie Whittaker for her appearance as a presenter for the BIFA ( British Independent Film Awards)


Jodie wore an extraordinary Magenta Dress by Aphid London (Styled by Helen Sykes) - and I wanted to creat a beautiful glowing look that allowed her to shine, without competing with the dress itself. Jodie’s Bob was perfected by Matthew Soobroy.

Here is the full breakdown of all the beautiful Natural, Organic, Vegan and Cruelty Free Beauty products I used, in the order that I ap[plied them in. Green Beauty can also be Glam!


As always, I started Jodie’s makeup by making sure her skin was clean by swiping it with Balance me Beauty Micellar Water and then spritzing with Evolve Beauty Daily Defence mist - I like this one the best for work because it has a super fine spray. This is to make sure the skin is glowing and full of moisture before I seal it in with the Moisturisers. I followed by giving her a face massage with a cocktail of Vanderohe face serum, a favourite for overall moisture, Dr Hauschka Regenerating Day Cream Complexion which I love for the gentle golden glow it gives, and and Inika Primer with HA to help the foundation last.


Next I blended Ilia Serum Foundations SF 1.5 + SF 3 all over her face and jaw line, applied with a brush and then a sponge. Then I used Delilah Concealer Take Cover Concealer in Stone under the eyes. I like this concealer a lot as it has a lot of coverage, good staying power and is slightly light reflecting. Delilah are a cruelty free British Brand who make their products in the EU and I like them a lot. I then highlighted the tops of the cheek bones blending the lighter foundation and some Dr Hauschka Light Reflector which is like a touch éclat, but better. Its sheer and offers just a gentle gleam and catches the light beautifully.

At the end of the makeup, I powdered with Ilia Fade Into You Powder only on the apples of the cheeks and between the eyebrows.


I always layer creams and powders on the cheeks. I do all my cream colours first, finish the makeup, then apply the loose powder, then the powder blush and highlights, and then blend with a tiny bit more powder. This gives the makeup depth, subtlety and longevity. If you do the same - make sure you keep the layers thin and well blended. Mist at the end to set and remove any excess powder.

First I applied Elate Beauty Love + Elation cream colours to bring in the beautiful Magenta Tone on the cherubic apples of Jodie’s cheeks. Then I tapped some RMS Beauty Magic Luminizer to the tops of the cheekbones.

After powder I blended some Elate Desire (currently unavailable, a pale pale dusty baby pink) and Benecos Mallow Rose

I highlighted the tops of the cheekbones with Lily Lolo Champagne and Rosé Highlighters mixed together, and contoured ever so slightly with the Lily Lolo Contour duo.

I know it is a lot of glow, but I use glow in different ways, applying just a whisper sometimes to lift certain areas of the face I know will just look glow and gorgeous under the flash bulbs. again, thin layers and blending is key for a “Lit from Within” Look. This is not always necessary, just a blush and a highlight will do for every day!


I began by dusting the Couleur Caramel Pearly Peach, to add a bit of sparkle to the eyelid. Then I shaded the crease and above with a mix of pink and apricot tones using Inika Black sands, Kosas Contrachroma Blush and deepened the socket with a tiny bit of Inika Choc Coffee.

Then I lined the lash line with the thinnest line of Surratt Beauty Eyeliner in Chat Noir. I then curled her lashes with my FAVE and BEST lash curler from Surratt Beauty, and swiped 2 layers of Hourglass Extreme Mascara on her top lashes. To Balance the bottom lashes, I blended a tiny bit of Inika gold/taupe shadow from the Choc Coffee palette the lower lash line.


Jodie’s lips were a little dry so first I used the Bybi Beauty Buffer Scrub followed by a load of Babe Balm (also by Bybi) and some lip balm from Dr Lipp and left it on as a bit of a lip mask.

Then I wiped everything off with washable cotton rounds from Acala Online.

For the Colour, I lined Jodie’s lips with one of my favourite Neutral Lip Liners : Lily Lolo Nude Pencil, and then I filled with the aptly named Iced Iris by Burts Bees. a Fair Nude pink with cool undertones.

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