On September 26, 2010 on the ITV channel the first show of the series took place, which changed our world forever. "Downton Abbey" in its "Englishness" surpassed even Sherlock Holmes. Difficult in every sense, but piercingly elegant life of the English aristocracy found a lively response in our hearts. In addition to the perfectly organized life and sarcastic humor, the series amazed the imagination with the perfect cut and fit of the costumes, noble postures, graceful gestures, good makeup and deep grooming, which resembled an English lawn in terms of sleekness.
We decided to recall the gallery of wonderful female images of the Crowley family, and to pick up modern cosmetics that would definitely not leave them indifferent. After all, why don't we talk about the series, which is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the most talked about TV project of all time?
An American by birth, she, nevertheless, has a truly British calmness, knows how to be beautifully silent and smile mysteriously. Without entering into open conflicts, she calmly bends her line, loves her husband and daughters, and also has expressive blue eyes and love for lipstick. Active facial expressions make her face lively and expressive, but not devoid of mimic wrinkles.
- If we talk about the facial wrinkles of Lady Crowley, they only paint her. Oh, yes, the English women certainly know how to “wear” their age with dignity. And yet, given Cora's love for expensive things (American roots make themselves felt) and for herself, she would definitely not refuse the nourishing Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, LPrairie with an updated formula. On the one hand, there is a tradition (30 years of success), on the other hand, progress is making itself felt quite loudly (the innovative Caviar Premier complex significantly enhances the lifting effect and strengthens the tissues).
- Restrained and modestly elegant in everyday life (as far as the life of English aristocrats can be ordinary), Cora on special occasions very skillfully and with great pleasure uses lipstick. Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme (Chanel) matte lipstick is the perfect choice. A wide range of shades and a noble texture without shine and shine guarantee this product the attention of high society. By the way, despite the matte finish, the lipstick does not dry the lips, which is very, very pleasant.
- The gentle and wise Cora will never choose anything flashy and defiant (and no unisex): a woman should smell like a woman. Therefore, the White Flowers composition from the respected British perfume house Creed has every chance to enter the collection of our heroine, and then still be inherited by the daughters. Notes of geranium, Italian and Moroccan jasmine, violet and Bulgarian rose are gathered in a rich, but at the same time quite fresh in mood bouquet.
Nourishing face cream Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, LPrairie
The eldest daughter of the family. Beautiful, proud, wayward and slightly ─ and sometimes unbearably ─ arrogant, she realizes her dignity and skillfully uses them. Mary is a great fashionista, and everything that falls into the circle of her interests must be of the highest standard. Surprisingly retaining youth for almost all seasons, it amazes with perfectly smooth light skin and a delicate blush reminiscent of the shade of the famous "English rose".
- Let's start with the rose. One of the latest novelties from Penhaligon's is dedicated to this particular flower. Elisabethan Rose of 2018 is a floral woody-musky composition carefully composed of almonds, cinnamon, tangerine, rose, rose oil and plum. You can imagine how it all sounds on the snow-white skin of Mary Crowley. What about pink thorns? They are also reflected mainly in the character of the heroine.
- You need to throw sparks with your eyes noticeably, which means you can't do without mascara. Consider Lancome's Hypnose with ultra black pigments and a comfortable brush. And since Mary loves to bring everything to perfection, the Brow Define Pencil (also Lancome) will definitely find a use.
- Delicate skin requires constant support. After long walks through the fields and forests, after hunting and horse racing, the Capture Totale Dream Skin tonal cushion, Dior would have liked Mary Crowley. It is not only comfortable and evens out the complexion well, but also protects the skin from negative environmental influences (although Downton Abbey seems to have an ideal ecology).
Elisabethan Rose, Penhaligon's
The middle of the sisters, charming and sweet (although according to the plot it is considered ugly). A minimum of makeup, clean skin, good, always neatly styled hair and, again, a blush, but already of a different, peach shade, can serve as an illustration of decency and modesty. In addition, during the film, Edith managed to work as a newspaper correspondent, which means that she could touch the ideas of feminism and women's labor activity.
- A minimum of makeup is Edith's credo, but her lips still need attention. Makeup for Ever's Artist Lip Blush Tint is a must-have for the middle daughter of the Crowley family. It is so delicate in texture that it is even called "lip blush". In addition, the product does not require a mirror and special skill for even application. Simple, convenient and cute.
- Since Edith managed to be a journalist, she certainly grasped the news on the fly and chose for herself all the most advanced and progressive. That's why we've included Ultimune, Shiseido, a skin revitalizing concentrate in this collection. By acting on cells, this drug supports and strengthens tissue immunity. If you apply it twice a day (morning and evening) before applying a cream or serum, you can be sure of its rejuvenating effect.
- Today no one leaves British soil without a yellow and black package containing the precious bottle of Jo Malone London. These simple, but conceptually impeccable scents have become, to some extent, the perfumery symbol of the country. It is customary to have several of them, mix with each other and enhance the sound of the composition with body creams and shower gels. Too bright and too "specific" options ("gingerbread", for example), put aside for now. One of the delicate compositions of the tea collection is more suitable for our heroine. The aroma of Darjeeling Tea not only reminds of a five-hour ritual, but also strikes the imagination with a floral shade that covers the traditional "tea" dryness and a light fruity accent.
Tint Artist Lip Blush, Makeup for Ever
The youngest and most sincere of the Crowley sisters. Legends can be made about her eyebrows, however, as well as about her plump lips. But the main wealth of Sybil, after a tender, quivering and broad soul, is luxurious hair that does not even require special styling. You can endlessly admire her dark shock. It is a pity that Sybil's participation in the series ended too quickly: she could become a pearl of many, many episodes, if it were the will of the writer.
- Sybil was young and incredibly touching. In her, in an amazing way, outgoing adolescence and femininity coming into its own. We decided to offer her such a tool “on the verge of two worlds”. Volupte Night Rehab Lip Mask (YSL Beaute) perfectly moisturizes lips, gives them a light pink tint and hints at the sweetness of forbidden fruits with all its appearance. And don't underestimate the formula: coconut water, Moroccan pomegranate and mango extracts provide deep care.
- Luxurious curls require luxurious products. Not so long ago, there were serious problems in this matter. Professional lines did not always reach the level of luxury, and luxury, in turn, was not very interested in hair. Everything changed with the advent of a whole range, or rather even a separate brand Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris. Two shampoos, a revitalizing conditioner, an intense oil and a lightest mask - all equally beautiful, effective and incredibly aromatic. But the scalp serum certainly deserves special attention, which is designed to stop loss and provide a decent density. Rice proteins stimulate the stem cells of the hair follicles, after which the hair begins to actively grow and become stronger.
- The Miller Harris perfume brand is popular with young, confident and determined girls. The oriental floral composition Powdered Veil combines a lot of interesting things - rhubarb, pink pepper, geranium, gedeon, orchid, cashmeran and bourbon vanilla. Each of these components will come to the court … to the courtyard of an aristocratic house.
Mask for lips Volupte Night Rehab Lip Mask, YSL Beaute
Countess Dowager Grantham. Majestic, strict, smart, rock-solid and witty … like Violet Crowley. She is not shy about her wrinkles, loves beautiful trinkets, comfort, style and expensive things. The secret of her irresistible charm is in the integrity of the image and full compliance with age - no flirting with youth and a rare ability to live in real life.
- It is easy to imagine the Countess's dressing table lined with crystal powder boxes and luxurious perfume bottles. We dare to assume that there would be a place for White Rose de Alix, Atkinsons, the favorite scent of the Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. The first version of the rose and peony composition was released in 1910, and in 2018 the iconic scent appears again. The rose still reigns in his "heart", and the retinue is made up of freesia, jasmine, saffron, raspberry and white musk.
- Violet Crowley isn't trying to get younger, but she certainly doesn't forget to use a night cream. Perhaps Noctuelle's renewing detox cream, Sothis would delight her. In addition to a tangible "French" trace, it also has an excellent formula, which contains stabilized vitamin C (for skin radiance), nasturtium extract (to combat pigmentation), marine collagen (softening wrinkles) and much, much more.
- The Dowager Countess is extravagant enough to appreciate the cosmetic union of Russia and Scotland. Created by NaturSiberic in partnership with Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Wild Thistle, a limited line of hair and body products, is a must have and "little quirk" in one of its bathrooms. The emblem of Scotland ─ thistle (the very Thistle) ─ can be very mild in our “native” creams, belongings and shampoos.
Fragrance White Rosede Alix, Atkinson's
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