Get The Cover Look: Phoebe Tonkin

It was a brooding Paris morning when Phoebe Tonkin arrived at our Gritty Pretty Spring 2019 cover shoot…

Phoebe walked onto set – an apartment overlooking Paris’ iconic Rue de Rivoli – looking elegant yet low-key.


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The actress and CHANEL ambassador, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday, has come a long way since reaching Hollywood fame at the age of 23 with the breakout role of Hayley Marshall in The Vampire Diaries. Earlier this year, Tonkin wrote and directed her first movie, a short film titled Furlough starring Ryan Corr alongside rising stars Milly Alcock and Markella Kavenagh. She also recently starred in Australian television series Bloom – which has been confirmed for a second season.

The cover shoot of the Spring 2019 issue of Gritty Pretty Magazine was a day to remember with a group of talented Australians coming together in Paris to create a little bit of magic. Photographer Ted O’Donnell was behind the lens; Victoria Baron created Phoebe’s makeup looks using CHANEL; Jessica Bérullier was on hair duty; Elliot Garnaut was responsible for the chic Parisian-inspired styling.

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To come behind-the-scenes of the cover shoot, hit play on the video below.



“Phoebe’s look started with the skin prep. I used CHANEL Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream as the last cream before applying makeup – it adds hydration for a luminous finish. For the base, I used CHANEL Les Beiges Eau De Teint Foundation. It has a barely-there finish which looks like an undetectable second skin. I created Phoebe’s graphic eye look by applying CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof (in Blanc Graphique) to the inner corners of her eye. On Phoebe’s lips, I applied CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme in Rose Nocturne straight from the bullet and blurred the edges with my finger for a softer finish.” — Victoria Baron, Makeup Artist for CHANEL


“We wanted Phoebe’s hair to look lived-in and natural. I prepped the hair with a blow dry and an all-over spritz of texturising spray. Then, I used a straightening iron to create a subtle kink. To create an ‘undone’ effect, I applied a small amount of dry shampoo to the roots and brushed out the curls using a soft bristle brush and my hands.” — Jessica Bérullier, Hair Stylist



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