Glam Before and After
Glam Before and After
Saoirse Ronan
Name: Saoirse Ronan
Jobs: Actress
Famous For: Atonement, The Lovely Bones, Lady Bird
Saoirse Ronan
Name Saoirse Ronan
Jobs Actress
Famous For Atonement, The Lovely Bones, Lady Bird

“I think it’s important that we have strong, female characters in movies now, which can really leave an impression on people—especially young people—and that they’re not ‘sexy’ or ‘cool.’” Saoirse Ronan is an Irish-American actress who was born on April 12, 1994 in New York City, New York. Raised in a blue-collar family where her father worked in construction and as a bartender, she and her parents moved back to Ireland when she was three years old. By the age of nine, she made her primetime television debut on an Irish medical drama and later auditioned for the part of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Although she lost the role, she refused to give up and, at 12 years old, won the part of Briony Tallis, in Atonement starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.

Ronan’s performance in Atonement put her on the map in Hollywood and earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress as she went on to star in The Lovely Bones, Hanna, Byzantium, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. In 2016, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of The Crucible and recently took home the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her stellar performance in the 2017 film, Lady Bird. As one of Hollywood’s newest stars to watch, it’s no surprise that the 24-year-old Ronan is a beauty icon who encourages women to embrace their natural beauty as much as they embrace the newest in skincare and makeup products!

SKINCARE

Chanel Sublimage La Crème Yeux ($225) Chanel La Solution 10 ($80)
Chanel Huile de Jasmin ($120)

Up until her 20s, Ronan had never had acne before but, with the growing demands of her schedule requiring extensive travel and extended periods of time wearing heavy makeup (not to mention being on set with bright lights constantly on her face), she started experiencing more and more breakouts. Although she was happy to show those blemishes in her most recent role in Lady Bird (2017), she turns to a few of her favorite Chanel products for her morning and evening skincare routine.

Already worth $7 million (and not even 25 years old!), Ronan can certainly afford to splurge on her skincare products and uses Chanel’s Sublimage La Crème Yeux, which is $225 for half an ounce. The crème offers the best in anti-aging and is ideal for the eye area as its rich ingredients are proven to lessen signs of fatigue. Ronan then follows up with the La Solution 10 de Chanel ($80), which is a gentle moisturizer that rebalances and nurtures sensitive skin. For added moisture, she applies Huile de Jasmin ($120), a revitalizing facial oil with jasmine extract that smooths and comforts skin when applied on its own or with another moisturizer.

FOUNDATION, BRONZER & BLUSH

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation ($50) Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Sunscreen Foundation ($50)
Chanel Ultrawear Flawless Compact Foundation ($60) Glossier Haloscope in Quartz ($22)
Chanel or Blanc Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder ($70) Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour in N40 ($58)
Chanel Lip Balm and Powder Duo in 418 Rosa ($37) Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush in Tender Rose ($30)
Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush in Orange Explosif ($30) Glossier Cloud Paint ($30)

Ronan’s go-to makeup artist is Karen Adler, but for the 2018 Oscars she turned to makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua who was inspired to “create a look based off the late 19th century Japanese manga style” after seeing Ronan’s custom Calvin Klein gown. Taking a cue from springtime in Paris and Tokyo, Bua created a flawless canvas by combining the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation ($50) and the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Sunscreen Foundation ($50) using the Chanel Foundation Brush ($50) and the Chanel Fluid/Powder Foundation Brush ($50).

For added, long-lasting coverage, Bua applied Chanel Ultrawear Flawless Compact Foundation ($60) and highlighted Ronan’s cheeks with Chanel or Blanc Le Signe du Lion Illuminating Powder ($70) using the Chanel Small Powder Brush ($60). Ronan typically shies away from harsh contour, which is why Bua and Adler both like to use the Chanel Contour Brush ($60) to apply the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour in N40 ($58) to give a subtle depth to her cheeks. Bua used a combination of Chanel Lip Balm and Powder Duo in 418 Rosa ($37) to add color to Ronan’s cheeks. The actress herself often uses the Chanel Blush Brush ($50) to blend her favorite Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush ($30) in Tender Rose and Orange Explosif or her favorite shade of Glossier Cloud Paint ($30) to brighten and pinken her cheeks.

EYES

Chanel Longwear Eyebrow Pencil in 808 Brun Clair ($33) Chanel Longwear Eyebrow Gel in 350 Transparent ($32)
Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36) Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Taupe ($33)
Chanel Intense Eye Pencil in 69 Claire ($30) Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir Brun ($32)
Chanel Dimensions de Chanel Mascara ($32)

Framing Ronan’s face came easy for Bua who started with the eyebrows and used the Chanel Longwear Eyebrow Pencil in 808 Brun Clair ($33) and the Chanel Longwear Eyebrow Gel in 350 Transparent ($32). Then, she carried the pink over from Ronan’s cheeks to her eyes as she told The Hollywood Reporter, “With manga you get this subtle pink blush on top of the cheekbone and wrapping around across the lid.”

Using the same pinks from the Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush ($30) in Tender Rose and Orange Explosif on Ronan’s eyelids, Bua finished by lining Ronan’s lash line with Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Taupe ($33). After curling Ronan’s lashes using a standard eyelash curler ($20), she brushed on several coats of Chanel’s Inimitable Mascara in Noir Brun ($32). For other events, Ronan also uses the Chanel Intense Eye Pencil in 69 Claire ($30) and the Chanel Dimensions de Chanel Mascara ($32).

LIPS

Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff ($18)

Chanel Precision Lip Definer in 34 Natural ($31)
Chanel Le Crayon Levres in Beige Innocent ($31)

While Ronan typically uses the Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff ($18) to add color to her lips, Bua used Chanel Precision Lip Definer in 34 Natural ($31) combined with Chanel Le Crayon Levres in Beige Innocent ($31). For precise application, she used the Chanel Lip Brush ($32).

OVERALL LOOK

Chanel Contour Brush ($60) Chanel Small Powder Brush ($60)
Chanel Blush Brush ($50) Chanel Foundation Brush ($50)
Chanel Eyeshadow Brush ($38) Chanel Eyeliner Brush ($32)
Chanel Eye Contour Brush ($42) Chanel Lip Brush ($32)
Chanel Fluid/Powder Foundation Brush ($50) Eyelash Curler ($10)

“I think that when you’re an actress, you have to think about what kind of role model you’re going to be,” Ronan says. “I hope that I’m a good role model for young girls. I’m not going to, if people still want me in their movies, I don’t want to be one of these girls who goes around partying every night and is rehab. I don’t want to do that.” Keeping her promise to be a good role model for women of all ages, Ronan brought that to light in her latest film, Lady Bird, where she revealed her natural complexion wasn’t flawless like so many magazine covers and photoshoots lead viewers to believe.

“I had had a crazy 12 months by the time I headed into Lady Bird,” she said. “I’d never had bad skin before, but because I was really tired and wearing a lot of makeup, I started to get acne. I started to break out, and I’d never dealt with that before, so I didn’t know how to tackle it. And when we were in camera tests for the film, our makeup artist, Jackie, asked me how I’d feel about maybe not having them covered up as much. Luckily, I didn’t feel insecure about it.”

Ronan took Lady Bird as a chance to truly embody the character and showcase what teenage girls actually go through and look like as they mature. “I just felt like it was a great opportunity to show someone as they really are at that age because most young people do get bad skin,” she said. “And I don’t think that’s something you get to see too much. Growing up, a lot of the teenage girls I saw in movies and TV shows were played by these fully formed 30-year-olds with great skin.”

Doing her best to realistically present herself in a world ruled by glitz and glamor, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the 24-year-old actress whose upcoming projects include The Seagull and Mary Queen of Scots!

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