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Elle and Dakota Fanning share make-up artist

Make-up artist Erin Ayanian Monroe loves adding glitter to Elle Fanning's red carpet looks.

Dakota and Elle Fanning's make-up artist feels like she’s won the "career lottery".

Dakota, 22, started her career as a child, wowing in films like I Am Sam, and easily managed to transition to become a fully-fledged Hollywood star. Hot on her heels was younger sister Elle, 18, who also found fame as a youngster before becoming a leading lady.

Make-up artist Erin Ayanian Monroe works with both actresses and it’s a job she relishes.

"I feel like I won the career lottery working with both Elle and Dakota," she grinned to The Hollywood Reporter.

With Elle’s make-up Erin gets to be a bit more adventurous, and regularly adds glitter detailing to the Maleficent star’s eyes for red carpet events. Elle sported the look in recent movie The Neon Demon too, where she played an aspiring model.

"With red carpet looks the goal is beauty, fun and creativity," she explained. "When I use the glitter on Elle, the trick is to first lay down something for it to cling to like NYX Glitter Primer. After I apply the glitter, any stray pieces are cleaned up with scotch tape."

The Neon Demon influence was evident in Elle’s L.A. premiere look, where she wore a Dolce & Gabbana pink dress covered in sequins and pink glitter on her eyelids.

“Elle has a really free adventurous spirit when it comes to her make-up, so we have a great time coming up with an unexpected look. We have compatible creative sensibilities,” added Erin.

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