The £240 Moisturiser Vanessa Kirby Wore To The Oscars Is A Cult Classic

Plus every lesson we can learn from Vanessa Kirby's red carpet make-up game

Vanessa Kirby Oscars

by Annie Vischer |

We've been fairly obsessed with Vanessa Kirby ever since her portrayal of Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of The Crown. Her subsequent involvement in the Mission Impossible franchise and the critically acclaimed Pieces Of A Woman means that Vanessa Kirby has graced a lot of red carpets recently, all of which gave us the chance to see her beauty and make-up game at its best. Needless to say we have not yet - and we're convinced we never will be - disappointed. This year's hotly anticipated Oscars proved to be no exception. Vanessa complemented her stunning outfit and pulled-back hairstyle with glowing skin, full brows, enviably long lashes and an immaculately applied red lip. Make-up artist Jo Baker was in charge of Vanessa's make-up look pre-event and, as if bending to our needs, offered up all the behind-the-scenes action we could have wished for by way of Instagram. If this isn't one of the best glam squad videos around we don't know what is:

Jo also took to Instagram to reveal the rather expensive secret behind Vanessa's luminous Oscars glow. Prepare to get reacquainted with an age-old cult classic!

Jo turned to that skincare classic, La Mer Moisturizing Cream 60ml, £240, to prep the star's skin ahead of applying that camera-ready make-up look. Jo captioned the Instagram post 'Makes sense that I’m using the legendary @lamer for today’s #oscar2021 prep...' indicating that the moisturiser's legendary reputation perfectly matched the legacy of the Oscars. Yes, that little pot of magic is expensive, but you can't deny the radiance of Vanessa Kirby's complexion as she hit the red carpet.

Vanessa Kirby's Make-Up Style

The beauty related trait we love most about Vanessa Kirby? The fact she's seemingly never afraid to experiment. A great many Hollywood A-listers might be happy to sport Hollywood waves and smokey eyes on repeat (not that we don't love that look) but Vanessa Kirby is delightfully unpredictable.

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You never know what new look she's going to try out, from slicked back hair to graphic liner, and long may the make-up play continue. This year Vanessa Kirby is tipped for an Oscar thanks to her role in Netflix drama Pieces of a Woman, bring on the red carpets and fresh beauty looks. For now let's relive Vanessa Kirby's best make-up moments and delve into her biggest make-up and beauty secrets:

Vanessa Kirby's Make-Up Artist And Her Tricks Of The Trade

Now it's unfair to say that any A-lister has one particular make-up artist on hand at all times. Vanessa Kirby likely has a handful of favourite make-up artists that work with her on sets, pre red carpet appearances and so on, but one make-up artist that is regularly in charge of Vanessa's best red carpet make-up looks is Katey Denno. Katey works with the likes of Vanessa, Felicity Jones, Amanda Seyfried and Gemma Arterton on the daily so she's one sought after individual.

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Her Instagram stories provide a glitzy glimpse into the goings on ahead of renowned awards shows and premieres alike. Her skills with a liquid liner are second to none and don't even get us started on those glowing skin skills. When it comes to glowing skin Katey is all about the skin prep. She used Weleda's Almond Soothing Facial Oil, £18.95, to really up Vanessa's skin's radiance ahead of one event.

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Katey was on hand as part of Vanessa Kirby's glam squad ahead of the SAG Awards 2021 too and kindly took her Instagram following through her kit:

The standout product for us? Ilia Beauty's Lip Wrap Hydrating Mask, £25. Katey used the products to nourish Vanessa's lips and smooth them ahead of applying her statement lip shade. For us it's a must-have product this spring. What better way to prep our winter-worn lips for a more social spring season as lockdown restrictions begin to ease? We'll certainly be following suit.


Vanessa Kirby Lip Balm - Grazia 2021

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Make-up artist Katey Denno used this lip balm on to nourish and smooth Vanessa Kirby's lips ahead of applying her statement lip colour for the SAG Awards 2021.

It's fair to say that Vanessa Kirby is going to be a source of incredible make-up inspiration for a long time to come. For now let's relive her best make-up moments to date:

Vanessa Kirby's Best Make-Up Moments To Date


Vanessa Kirby Best Make-Up Moments

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Vanessa is all peaches and cream highlighter and lashes at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2012.

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Vanessa Kirby attends the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards here and we can't get enough of her brunette hair and those long, long lashes.

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Here Vanessa Kirby attends the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards wearing a fairly minimal make-up look, liner and a nude lip, always a winning combination.

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At the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards Vanessa Kirby debuted one of our favourite make-up looks to date. Glowing skin, natural-look lip, what's not to love?!

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Vanessa Kirby attends the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and chooses this moment to colour clash her pink dress with her red lip.

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Pictured here at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards Vanessa's wine toned lip colour is stealing the show.

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This has to be one of our favourite Vanessa Kirby make-up looks. Paired with her undone yet slicked back hair it creates an all round rock chick look and those brows! Wow. Here she's at the UK Premiere of Mission Impossible Fallout.

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Here Vanessa Kirby attends the 70th Emmy Awards and flaunts an uber glam and glossy look.

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Vanessa Kirby attends the world premiere of Fast & Furious presents Hobbs & Shaw in Hollywood sporting a sleeker hair look, strong brows and a dark lip.

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Here at the 77th Venice Film Festival Vanessa keeps her hair fuss-free and opts for a classic red lip.

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