Vanessa Redgrave is an actress I have long admired.
She has been star of the stage and screen for as long as I can remember; Camelot, the 1967 musical she starred in with Richard Harris and France Nero, stays firmly entrenched as a childhood memory.
There is a presence about Vanessa Redgrave. Jane Fonda wrote,
“There is a quality about Vanessa that makes me feel as if she resides in a netherworld of mystery that eludes the rest of us mortals. Her voice seems to come from some deep place that knows all suffering and all secrets. Watching her work is like seeing through layers of glass, each layer painted in mythic watercolour images, layer after layer, until it becomes dark, but even then you know you haven’t come to the bottom of it … The only other time I had experienced this with an actor was with Marlon Brando … Like Vanessa, he always seemed to be in another reality, working off some secret, magnetic, inner rhythm.”
Her face is beautiful in its natural state.
I like the way she wears dark eyeliner and not much else; the nude blush of lips defines but doesn’t draw the eye away from her expression. Looking back at photographs, Vanessa Redgrave has favoured this darker eyes and natural look forever.
After a winter of deep lips and light eyes I am ready to line the eyes and fade the lips. I have been trying out various pencils and new lip colours. I have been watching videos to improve my applying techniques. Eye lining has never been my strong suit.
Charlotte Tilbury make-up is my latest find.
Inspiration for a new look can come from everywhere and another beautiful face, whatever the age, is the first place I look. xv
Another Beautiful Face
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image vanessa redgrave by inez and vinoodh for the new york times