This year’s beauty poster girl? Lucy Boynton – without a doubt. When it comes to the red carpet, no one has turned heads in 2019 quite like the British-American actress. Onlookers may have fallen for her portrayal of Mary Austin in the biographical Bohemian Rhapsody, or in her leading role as Astrid Sloan in The Politician, but Boynton’s star continues to shine off the screen. Dressed by Bazaar‘s style director-at-large Leith Clark, Boynton takes a fearless approach to fashion, in surprising ensembles that are mirrored by her make-up. The look is experimental, while maintaining an elegance. Isn’t that the holy grail?
Here, her inspiring make-up artist Jo Baker explains the key to striking this balance, and how we can channel Boynton’s beauty approach this looming party season.
Choose a hero detail to focus on
“Lucy and I both have that London girl aesthetic; part playful, part editorial, and what we love the most is that it doesn’t appear overdone,” Baker explains. The trick is the notion that it only took a few minutes – “that’s what I think keeps these looks modern” she explains. They focus on a detail on one area of the face, “and the rest really does get pulled together in minutes!” When it comes to following suit, Baker says: “choose one statement thing to spend your time on and finish the rest of the make-up quickly for an authentic fresh-faced finish.”