Anya Taylor-Joy is a girl after our own hearts. “You’re on mute” has become the phrase of the past year thanks to Zoom taking over our lives. And if you’ve hustled to avoid screen-glare and look positively radiant while squinting into your webcam, Anya can relate.
For this year’s Critics Choice Awards she streamlined her glam squad and took her makeup in house before beaming into the awards show via video link.
After stealing the show at the Golden Globes with a flawless hair and makeup game, The Queen’s Gambit star, put the pro beauty tips and tricks she’s learnt to good use by DIYing her own glam for tonight’s awards.
Earlier in the evening, Anya’s makeup artist, Georgie Eisdell (who also counts Sophie Turner and Gwyneth Paltrow as clients) shared a behind the scenes post on Instagram Stories of her guiding Anya through her makeup look via – you guessed it – Zoom.
“When you can’t be together, but you can be together,” the post read. Holding a Dior compact, the actress recreated the steps remotely with direction from Georgie.
Later, Georgie shared “So she is not only a Golden globe winner but a hair and makeup artist now. We zoomed it in last night and this is what happened… @anyataylorjoy made serious magic on herself. Makeup direction @georgieeisdell. Hair direction @gregoryrussellhair. Styling @luxurylaw. All put together by @anyataylorjoy using @diormakeup. Photographed by @bypip.”
“For Anya’s makeup design for the Critics’ Choice Awards, we decided on a beautifully simple, chic look. Anya did her own makeup so I wanted to design a look that was easy for her to do herself. It was a more structured look to offset the gorgeous whimsical Dior gown,” Georgie explained. And, in case you’re wondering how Anya created that statement lip, it was a combination of Dior’s Contour Liner in shade #943 Euphoric and the Rouge Dior Lip Colour in #975 Opera.
With most celebs beaming in via Zoom, the emphasis in general for awards season has been on warm, glowy Zoom-friendly complexions rather than high-definition flawless makeup. And we can relate, having battled dodgy lighting and cray-cray angles for Zoom calls ourselves. CHANEL Makeup Artist, Zoe Taylor, told GLAMOUR: “The best way to counteract the look of blue light on your complexion is to add some warmth into your makeup with bronzer. Try sweeping it under your cheekbones for a bit of bronzed contour or scrape a little bit out and mix into your moisturiser for a quick and easy wash of all-over colour.”
“Use a fresh, creamy blush. It will seem natural on screen by picking up the light and creating a beautiful sheen, which really wakes up your face,” continues Zoe
Of course, it’s not the first time we’ve seen celebs slay their own hair and makeup. Selena Gomez created the flawless red lip, fresh skin and flirty eye combo for her Allure cover shoot back in October with direction from her makeup artist, Hung Vanngo to maintain social distancing. Jameela Jamil previously revealed she does her own makeup on the set of The Good Place as well as for red carpets and Meghan Markle reportedly applies her makeup herself, for most of her appearances.
So, here’s to raiding your makeup bag and dominating with your blusher brush. Just like Anya, you got this.