How to get red carpet ready with Max Factor

Red carpet ready with Max Factor

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Last night I headed to the Royal Albert Hall for the world premiere of Kenneth Branagh’s new Murder On The Orient Express movie as a guest of the lovely folk at Max Factor. But not being a red carpet regular and all, after accepting the fab invite, panic set in on the whole subject of how to get red carpet ready.


Now I knew I wasn’t going to be of any interest to the hoards of papps there on the night busy capturing images of the star-studded cast, but a gal always likes to look her best, and as it turns out I needn’t have worried as the team at Max Factor had my back. They kindly sent me a box of treats prior to the event containing a collection of products curated by Max Factor makeup artist Caroline Barnes, which have been inspired by the radiant looks in the movie.

So I’m not one of these full coverage makeup gals, but as I get older I find myself less likely to head out of the door without at least a smidgen of primer and light foundation to hide the wrinkles, definitely a swipe of eyeliner to make me look slightly awake and more often than not a slick of lippy to finish the look.




I road tested all of the above in the Max Factor range, and what do you know I looked half decent at the end of it – or at least confident enough to head down that red carpet with my co-blogging chums to enjoy the film. The primer made the foundation go on like a dream, the eyeshadows were a lovely sparkly autumnal mix and the lippy just the right shade for me.


Wearing Erdem floral jumpsuit (similar here) Amanda Wakeley tuxedo jacket (similar here), DVF bag.

The movie itself is a remake of the Agatha Christie detective mystery and is beautifully shot with amazing costumes and a stellar cast – definitely worth a viewing. The film opens nationwide today, but for more of an idea on what it’s like to travel on the Orient Express, take a peek at an earlier post of mine here, when we headed on a girls trip from Venice to London.

Here are a few of the products I used to get red carpet ready. Click the images to shop.

With thanks to Max Factor for a truly memorable night.

I’ve added this post to the amazing #SaturdayShareLinkup run by lovely Catherine from Not Dressed as Lamb. Pop over there to discover some other lovely reads this weekend.

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