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Lily James' Fashion Awards 'elevated makeup' look is so easy to recreate

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Lily James attends The Fashion Awards 2023 Presented by Pandora at the Royal Albert Hall on December 04, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Lily James attends The Fashion Awards 2023 Presented by Pandora at the Royal Albert Hall on December 04, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage) (Karwai Tang)

Lily James was a vision of elegance at the Fashion Awards 2023.

Furthering the opulence of her stunning midnight-hued Miu Miu dress, Lily’s makeup artist Valeria Ferriera crafted an ethereal ‘elevated make-up’ look and it is perfect for those who want party season face glam that eschews the quintessential sparkles.

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“Lily’s look was inspired by old Hollywood. A modernised version of red carpet moments from the 40’s and 50’s," Valeria tells Hello! Fashion, "I looked back at beauty moments from beauty icons such as Catherine Deneuve and Ava Gardner. This era is mostly identified by the iconic red lip and wing liner however, many looks from this time focused on a soft feminine glamour.

"Diffused tones, a ‘snug’ eyeliner that frames the eye, airy lashes and a pinky warmth to the skin. Women's skin always looked velvety, resembling porcelain."

Lily James for the Fashion Awards 2023
Lily James for the Fashion Awards 2023 (Valeria Ferriera)

The Uruaguayan-born celebrity make-up artist is the master behind some iconic looks on the likes of Nicola Peltz, Suki Waterhouse and Camila Morrone.

On Instagram, she broke down the products she used to create Lily’s opulent look, using products from British label Merit - a clean, luxury beauty brand inspired by minimalism.

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To create her radiant and glowy base, Valeria used the 'Great Skin' glow serum and the 'Minimalist Complexion' stick in the shade 'Ochre'.

She then used the 'Flush Balm' in shades ‘Stockholm’ and ‘Fox’ to create a subtle and warm flush.

Lily James wearing navy gown
Lily James went for a muted Miu Miu dress (Getty)

To get a captivating brownish-eye look, she swept the 'Solo' eyeshadow in 'Brun' and 'Vachetta' across her eyelids, followed by the 'Clean Lash Lengthening Mascara' in black. Finally, she used the 'Brow Pomade' cream in on her eyebrows, and mixed the ‘Signature Lip’ in shades 'Millennial' and '1990' to get a glossy pinkish nude glossy look.

Lily's opulent look epitomised subtle glamour, making a statement without appearing too heavy or dramatic, enhancing the sophistication of her look.

"When it comes to the festive season, this look embodies glamour and sophistication, perfect for celebrations. It is easy to recreate, is universal and has great longevity," Valeria explains.

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The Pam & Tommy actress stunned in a daring yet elegant navy dress adorned with muted black embellishments. The figure-hugging silhouette featured a halter neckline, a daring cut-out across the chest and a statement silver buckle to add a dazzling touch. A statement bow at the waist draping over a thigh-high split amped up the sultriness whilst still staying effortlessly chic.

She paired the look with black satin platform peep toes and dazzling diamond jewellery from Boucheron and Only Natural Diamonds.