Wimbledon 2016 has wrapped (we were rooting for you, Milos and Eugenie!) but we’re still crushing on the players’ fresh-faced, athletic beauty. Makeup artist Nina Westbury, who works with Dior, knows a thing or two about that: The B.C.-based Brit spent five years as Wimbledon’s official makeup artist for players, TV hosts and VIPs. We asked her how to look like a Williams.
What was working at Wimbledon like? “There is nothing like the All England Lawn Tennis Club— I can’t look at strawberries and cream wi thout remi - niscing. I got to work with the Williams sisters, Billie Jean King, Steffi Graf, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova and Andy Murray.”
Which looks were you most often called upon to do? “Athletes don’t tend to wear makeup when they’re competing, so I made them up when they were being interviewed. I had to have all the right makeup to have the players looking cool and calm after sweating away on the tennis court.” What do you take into consideration when doing an athlete’s makeup? “Generally, athletes have things on their mind other than makeup, so the look must be neutral and quick. Ladies like to look natural, pretty and healthy, so a little Dior Rosy Glow for the cheeks and neutral eyeshadow. For the men, it’s important to control shine.”
Is there a standout product that works on everyone, athlete or not? “Diorskin Airflash Foundation (which sprays on!) is perfect whether you’re on TV or playing on the court. It’s long- lasting, sweatproof, and quick and easy to use.” — Rani Sheen