To say that Renée Zellweger had a big night at the 2020 Oscars would be a major understatement: The 50-year-old actress walked away with one of the evening’s most coveted honors, Best Actress, for her turn as Judy Garland in 2019’s Judy. Naturally, Zellweger wanted to make sure her skin was camera-ready, and her makeup artist, Dana Hamel, had just the treatment for the job: QMS Medicosmetics three-step collagen system ($265, Liberty London).
Hamel shared the secret behind her client’s ultra-radiant glow on Instagram Sunday night in a now-deleted post, telling followers that she was using the system on the two-time Academy Award winner “to increase hydration and get [that] glow on!!”
According to Hamel’s Instagram, Zellweger also used the product ahead of the 2020 British Academy Film Awards, where she also took home Best Actress.
The treatment consists of a day collagen, a night collagen, and Active Exfoliant 11% fluid, all of which were designed by aesthetic surgeon Dr. Erich Schulte to reduce the appearance of sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Both collagen creams are infused with a blend of (you guessed it!) skin-plumping collagen (the main structural protein in our body that gives our skin its strength and elasticity), hydrating hyaluronic acid, and a “Matrixyl 3000” complex that’s formulated to enhance delivery into the skin. Each one should be applied daily as needed to the face, neck, and décolletage areas after cleansing, but before moisturizer.
The active exfoliant, meanwhile, effectively removes dead skin cells and stimulates new cell production when used three times a week on alternate mornings or evenings: Simply apply to the skin, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove with warm water.
While it works with all skin types, a sensitive version ($265, Liberty London) is also available for those with ultra-delicate complexions.
As if Zellweger’s luminosity wasn’t proof enough of the results, a clinical, brand-based study of 31 women over the age of 40 over a 12-week time period reportedly reduced signs of aging by 42 percent, with elasticity improving by 28 percent!
Of course, it wasn’t the only product contributing to Zellweger’s gorgeous look: Hamel revealed that she also employed the use of Pat McGrath Labs’ Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Primer ($60) and Sublime Perfection foundation in light 5 and 6 ($68). “You can build coverage, heavier when you need, sheer when you don’t and it photographs SUBLIMELY!” the makeup artist raved of the foundation.
Any would-be flaws were concealed with the brand’s Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection concealer in L3 and L4 ($32) and blurring under-eye powder ($30), while Pat McGrath’s Mothership Sublime Golden Opulence shadow palette ($65, Sephora) — more specifically, the Gold Fortune, Moon Phase, and Tranquility hues — played up Zellweger’s baby blue peepers.
Hamel then set the look with Pat McGrath’s Sublime Perfection setting powder ($55).
We, for one, will definitely be looking into that collagen treatment: Talk about a big winner!
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