The Kit - - -

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

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