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Lily Collins' secret to glowing skin is a face massage

Lily Collins' make-up artist Vincent Oquendo has shared his secrets behind the star's beauty looks.

Lily Collins' make-up artist massaged her face to make her skin glow before her recent premiere at Cannes Film Festival.

The 28-year-old actress made waves with various appointments at the prestigious event in France, with her look for the premiere of drama film Okja standing out in particular. For the red carpet appearance along with co-stars including Jake Gyllenhaal Lily wowed in a sheer white gown by Ralph & Russo, featuring off-the-shoulder straps and light embellishment.

But it was her make-up, long lashes with a neat cat-eye flick in black liner and a natural sweep of colour on her cheeks, that truly got people talking, with cosmetics expert Vincent Oquendo revealing some of the techniques that made her look her best.

"Lily has always reminded me of a modern-day Audrey Hepburn," he told Teen Vogue. "Especially with those brows! So naturally, we channelled that in Cannes.

"Look two was her premiere look so I wanted it to echo Audrey transforming at the end of Funny Face. The eye make-up was a direct reference from the movie.

“I massaged her face for the red carpet. When you have lymphatic drainage, it increases circulation and stimulates the skin.”

Proving she can pull off any aesthetic, after this Love, Rosie star Lily rocked big, retro curls while at Cannes’ Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) party, where she made jaws drop in a strapless Miu Miu gown featuring a slashed jewelled neckline with just ribbon holding the front together. Her sparkly eyeshadow was another chic touch, with Vincent noting this time he channelled Audrey’s famous film Roman Holiday through Lily’s beauty.

Hairstylist Jen Atkin was behind her bouncy tresses, as she told PeopleStyle: “There’s something so spirited about a big head of natural-looking curls on the red carpet and I love a diffuser and mousse moment. We definitely wanted her to feel like the center of attention; a little wild, a little ’90s and a lot of fun.”

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