WYLDE Style

Meet makeup artist Patsy O’Neill, hairstylist Ciler Peksah and stylist Danielle Whiteman.

Each month, our WYLDE Style trio will be taking you through the products, techniques and recommendations that they usually reserve just for Holly.

Each woman is a force of nature and has been a trusted part of Holly’s very own glitter kittens for years.

For September, each one is taking us through the products and style secrets you don’t always see.

Patsy O’Neill

Makeup Artist and Beauty Consultant

Patsy O’Neill

Makeup Artist and Beauty Consultant

PATSY on Holly’s gorgeous glam for the NTAs.

Before a red carpet event, we always need some serious skin preparation and a hydration mask is our friend. For this one, I used a Patchology FlashMasque sheet mask to hydrate Holly’s skin. Moisturiser is also key and needs to be massaged in really well so that it helps create a great base for makeup. My advice? Get the masking and moisturising done earlier and allow at least 10 minutes before you start applying makeup.

First up: a favourite primer of mine, the Inika Radiant Glow primer. A primer helps to extend the longevity of your makeup by creating another bonding level. Then I used a foundation by Delilah Alibi in shade Bamboo for a full coverage which doesn’t budge. For Holly’s under eyes, I used Beauty Pie’s Superluminous UnderEye Genius which has a great reflective cover and doesn’t sit in any lines or creases. For this, I use a small blending brush so as not to pull or drag the skin under the eyes. I’m obsessed with the whole Ambient range by Hourglass and used the Lighting Sublime Blush across Holly’s cheeks. The final thing that I used for the face was Hourglass’ Veil translucent powder to set everything in place.

Next up is brows: I used a pencil by Hourglass and their Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Blonde, which I love because it has an angled end which helps create natural definition. To set the brows, I used Rose Inc.’s brow gel in clear.

For our smokey navy and glitter eye, I started with a neutral shadow wash across the eyes. I used the new Curator Eyeshadow Palette by Hourglass which has a great pigment and moveability. We created a sharper corner here for dramatic effect using shades Ink, Ace and Neo from the palette. I like to take the mid-colour underneath and blend up to the corner. We then used glitter by EcoStardust in their Shine shade, mixing it with a small amount of the Blue Lagoon shade. A tip: put the glitter on the back of your hand to get the right amount and start by applying lightly and sparingly. For eyeliner, I applied Tropic’s Black Kohl liner liberally to the inside of the water line on the top and bottom lids.

Lashes were curled and then I applied a generous two layers of the Long Lash mascara from Inika in black. For false eyelashes, I used natural fluffy ones from Lash Star in Visionary 001 and using small and sharp scissors,  trimmed the end of the lashes, applied glue along the lash line and left for 30 seconds to get tacky. I then applied the lashes with tweezers and a magnifying mirror. For lips, I used the Highr Collective’s creamy and moisturising stick in Chateau. And that’s it!

Danielle Whiteman

Stylist

DANIELLE on the products you DON’T see.

Body Tape: I have a tape for every eventuality in my styling kit but the one I most heavily rely on is body tape. Formally known as kinesiology tape and usually used by physiotherapists, this stuff is a stylist’s best friend. When wearing a bra is out of the question, body tape can be used to create the illusion. The four-way stretch is perfect for moulding to the body to avoid any lumps and bumps and can be used to tape anything down, up, apart, together. You name it, we’ve done it.

Spanx Shorts: Red carpet looks always start with a strong foundation and on most occasions that includes an old faithful, the Spanx shorts. These are still very much a favourite in my styling kit and my current go-to is the Spanx Thinstincts 2.0 Mid-Thigh Short. They are super high waisted for that cinched-in effect, with extra tummy support and seamless finish, which is imperative because they can be cut into shape without fraying or curling.

Full-Length Spanx: When shorts won’t cut it (and you need to avoid the dreaded VPL), the Spanx Bodysuit is the way to go.

Wig Tape: This is a new addition to my styling kit and a welcomed one at that. For Holly’s NTA look, it was put to the test. From my experience the usual boob tape just doesn’t cut it and would lose its stickiness almost instantly.

Zip Lube: We’ve all had that awful realisation that a zip is stuck or even broken whilst in a dress. Try having that happen just before a red carpet or even a live show! Nobody wants to be sewn into a dress, so I always have this to hand for those ‘just in case’ moments.

Anti-Static Spray: There’s nothing worse than having a dress, skirt or anything for that matter sticking to you. This spray is an essential for red carpet and everyday dressing and is something that I use most days.

Steamer: A steamer is any stylist’s best friend and something I literally always have on me. It’s a super quick way to get any creases out and, unlike an iron, you can steam anything whether that’s embellished dresses, silk or chiffon without the worry of damaging the garment.

Ciler Peksah

Hair Stylist and Consultant

Ciler Peksah

Hair Stylist and Consultant

CILER on the products she used for Holly’s classic Hollywood hair at the NTAs.

The T3 tong has six different attachments, which means you can use it no matter what your hair length or whether you’re after a wavy or curly look.

I love the LanaiBLO hairdryer because it’s super powerful and smooths the hair. Also, it has a super long lead and many people moan that most hair dryers have short leads! The best thing about it is that you can get it personalised, which Holly and I both have!

I’m a huge fan of the classic Batiste Dry Shampoo. Not only does it do what it’s meant to, but it also is great at covering up any roots that you haven’t had time to get done, and also create texture in the hair. I also love that it’s affordable.

ColourWow’s Style on Steroids texture spray holds the texture in the hair and is especially good if you want to grip it. I use this for most of Holly’s hairstyles.

I love Christophe Robin’s Volumising Leave-In Mist which smells amazing, is light on the hair and gives volume without adding stickiness.

L’Oréal’s Infinium Hairspray holds super well but gives flexibility, too. And I love Shu Uemura brushes which help smooth the hair without breaking it.

My ultimate tip for a look like this is to build as much product as you can that will help hold the wave and flick and my secret is to use creaseless clips – get them on Amazon!

Patsy O’Neill

Makeup Artist and Beauty Consultant
@patsyoneillmakeup

Danielle Whiteman

Stylist
@danniiwhiteman

Ciler Peksah

Hair Stylist and Consultant
@cilerpeksah_hairstylist