Planet Botkier April 13, 2010

We’re excited to share an exclusive interview with Anthea King, the makeup artist on set. Channeling French favorite Charlotte Gainsborg, Anthea equipped Adina with sultry bedroom eyes and a dramatic pout. The beauty pro tells us how to achieve the effortlessly sexy look at home and shares her  insider tips with Planet Botkier.

What’s on your palette for Fall 2010?

I’m really feeling the East Village or St. Germain des Pres girl who looks just a bit “slept-in”.  I am feeling plummy smoky eyes and the inner rims lined with the same color, spiky lashes and lipstick in a semi-matte berry. A bit of smudging around the eyes is sexy and so right now. Also, lipstick is back! Put the glosses away for now and keep those lips matte in fun shades of burgundy, deep coral and even a sheer vampy purple.

From where did you find your inspiration for the Botkier Fall campaign?

Right now in the fashion world we are really channelling Charlotte Gainsbourg,  the muse to Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere. She’s also an actress, singer and impossibly chic and French. It’s about being effortless but still the messy hair falls in just the right spots and you see the eyes but don’t realize that the thick black liquid eyeliner and layers of false lashes are what is seducing you. It’s trickery, but unless you know, you really don’t know what is going on there.

As a make-up artist, indulge us, what are the essential items inside your cosmetic bag?

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation in #6, Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten, (shimmering nude pink) and Twig (shimmering earthen brown), Skinceuticals A.G.E Eye Cream to combat intra-day puffiness anytime, Smashbox slanted eyeliner brush, Caudalie Beauty Elixir spray.

Speaking of insider tips, what is your own beauty philosophy?

I love to do something unexpected! I’ve been using a silver or pink liquid eyeliner just on the top of the lid (Givenchy both shades—hot!). It brightens and will garner a ton of compliments. Also, glitter is making a comeback but now it’s about using it in small amounts. Try some (Makeup For Ever does the best glitter in my opinion) mixed with vaseline and swiped over the eyelid.

All images courtesy of Anthea King’s portfolio. She has worked with Mary Louise Parker, Mariah Carey, Kristen Bell, and Mischa Barton, and has been featured in Vogue, Lucky, Glamour, and SoMa Magazine, among others, and is currently represented by See Management.