Red Carpet Beauty: Carice Van Houten for the Game of Thrones Premiere

I couldn’t contain my excitement when I was invited to Belfast to do Carice van Houten’s red carpet make up for the Game of Thrones premiere. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes…

Winter is coming… And I got to fly to Belfast to prep Carice van Houten, aka the Red Woman Melisandre, for the much-anticipated Game of Thrones premiere. With the whole world’s eyes on her and the rest of the award-winning cast, the pressure was on for the unveiling of the final season that fans have been waiting for.

And didn’t she look incredible? Here’s how I achieved her look – including the red lip nod to her character’s dressing habits…

Complexion Perfection

I prepped Carice’s skin with Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturiser – a light-weight, super hydrating cleanser perfect for creating a base for make-up.

I then applied Shiseido Syncro Skin Foundation, bouncing the product lightly over the face using a damp beauty blender.

Finally, I swirled a nude peach blush to the apples of Carice’s cheeks to add a little warmth.

Eyes to Hypnotise

First, I smudged a plum kohl pencil along Carice’s lash line before blending to produce a natural smokey liner effect.

I then applied the Shiseido ImperialLash Mascara Ink before applying a few of Ardell’s individual lashes to add drama and create a fluffy finish.

Lipstick Love

I went with the Shiseido VisionAiry lipstick in Ginza Red for a sumptuous plump pout – and subtle nod to her GoT character, the Red Priestess.

Shop the Look

And if you still haven’t got your fill of GoT – here’s my behind the scenes video of the Country & Town House April cover shoot with Carice van Houten… You’re welcome!

Nathalie Eleni