It’s official: Bridgerton-mania has reached fever pitch. As Netflix’s fifth largest original series launch of all time, it’s fair to say the period drama has taken over our lives (and even our shopping habits). We’ve even already lined up our post-Bridgerton TV viewing to fill the gap in our lives it no doubt leaves.
Set in Regency-era London, we’re introduced to the high society families of the time, with debutante Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and the Duke of Hasting’s (Regé-Jean Page) love affair taking centre stage. Narrated, Gossip Girl style, by an anonymous gossip writer (who goes by the name of Lady Whistledown), everything from the sets and the costumes to the soundtrack and tantalising storylines make for a visual feast.
And while we’ve all been getting in a flutter over the Duke’s ‘spoon moment’, we also couldn’t help but also swoon over the gorgeous Bridgerton beauty looks too, especially those of protagonist Phoebe Bridgerton. Lucky for us, the show’s hair and make-up supervisor, Lynda Pearce, has been revealing lots of the products she used on-set over on her Instagram.
To achieve Daphne’s flawless complexion for her Bridgerton beauty looks, Lynda used Ole Henriksen Banana Primer to prep the skin, before using Chanel Vitalumier Aqua foundation and Bobbi Brown concealer when extra coverage was needed. She used YSL Touché Éclat under Phoebe’s eyes and set the look with Chanel translucent powder. For blush, the MUA has said that she used Stila Cosmetics Convertible Dual Lip and Cheek Cream in the shade Lilium for a ‘natural flush of colour’.
She used Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk lip liner for Daphne’s wedding look and most of the ball scenes, while Dr Paw Paw lip balm was kept on hand to keep Phoebe’s lips moisturised during the long hours of filming.
As for highlighters: ‘Most of the time I didn’t use one on her face,’ wrote Lynda, ‘but I did use @maccosmetics Strobe Cream on @phoebedynevor’s collar bones. At the balls I did also use a very tiny amount right under the arch of her brow, on the brow bone.’
As for Daphne’s eyes, Lynda wrote that she used Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion to prep the lids. ‘Then we used @maccosmetics eyeshadow in “malt” lightly all over the lid and up past the socket line. I then strengthened it in the socket. Then using MAC eyeshadow in “brun” I very slightly lined the outer top lash line. This was done very slightly and in a smudged manor so it didn’t look too intense. To finish we used @cliniqueuk power lash mascara in “dark chocolate”’.
For Dynevor’s brows, it was Mac’s eyebrow styler in the shade Fling, set in place using No7 lash and brow gel.
But good skincare is, as we all know, the building blocks of a healthy, glowing look, something Lydia and Phoebe certainly didn’t gloss over. ‘Phoebe is incredible at looking after her skin & so I sent her home with @beautypro “brightening” masks to use to keep her skin bright and fresh. She also used daily Beauty Pro eye masks to travel into work and they would stay on until I was ready to apply her make up.’
At the end of the day, the make-up artist revealed that they used Bioderma Micellar water to remove make-up, followed by Liz Earle’s hot cloth cleanser and skin tonic ‘to close the pores.’ Daily moisturiser was La Roche Posay Ultra Cream, and every other day they used Drunk Elephant facial oil ‘for extra hydration.’
‘All of this, along with plenty of water and a facial every 6 weeks was our secret ingredient to Daphne’s dewy look.’