Cate Blanchett as Carol Aird in Carol
Make-up by Morag Ross
Cate Blanchett
Photo:by Wilson Webb
Updated:Thursday, March 03rd, 2016

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Two-time BAFTA-winning make-up artist Morag Ross has teamed up again with Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett to create the title character for the new film Carol. This movie tells of a relationship between a female department-store worker and a married woman.

“Both [director] Todd Haynes and Cate Blanchett are perfectionists,” Ross explains. “Together with the costumes by Sandy Powell, we put together an authentic period 1950s America look. The character of Carol Aird was a sophisticated, wealthy woman, so the make-up and hair had to reflect that. As was the norm of the period, she was always made up and lipsticked, always put together and elegant when in public. When the two women go on their road trip the look became more relaxed and free.

“Cate’s look really came together with the immaculate and stunning hairdressing by Kay Georgiou. We took our inspiration from period photos of Grace Kelly who, of course, always seemed effortlessly elegant and beautiful, and we made our aim to channel that kind of look and feeling.” Read on to find out what it took to create Blanchett’s look.

Editor's note: This breakdown first appeared in Issue 117 of Make-Up Artist magazine
Skincare
SK-II Signs Eye Mask, SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Cream
Foundation
Primer: LeMaqPro Make Up Mixer LeMaqPro Fard Creme in 124 and TL1
Concealer
LeMaqPro Fard Creme in 14, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-1
Powder
Shu Uemura Face Powder Sheer
Blush
Benefit Sugarbomb
Eye Shadow
Laura Mercier Matte Eye Color in Blue Suede on lids; LeMaqPro Fard Creme in 117, for slight socket shading
Eye Liner
Kate Super Sharp Liner A in BK-1
Brows
Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Blond Clair, Suqqu Eyebrow Liquid Pen R in Brown
Mascara
Suqqu Mascara Volume Curl in Black
False Lashes
False lashes: Kiss Looks So Natural Lash in Sultry
Lips
M.A.C. Cremestick Liner in Red Enriched, Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Coromandel and Incandescente on the center of the lower lip
Highlights / Countour
LeMaqPro Fard Creme in 117 applied with foundation as a contour, shade C1 applied as a highlighter
Additional Information
Nails: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Lilis. Nails were shaped and prepped by nail artist Tracylee


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Comment By Ashley331 on 2015-11-16 19:04:20
Beautiful!!! Could you release a breakdown of the makeup used on Rooney Mara as Therese Belivet?
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