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Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton


As Bridgerton returns, fans have been swooning not only over the gripping plot lines, but the stunning sets, glorious costumes are period-drama worthy beauty. But how do the looks of Kate Sharma, the Duchess of Hastings, Queen Charlotte et al come to life on screen? Acclaimed make up artist Erika Ökvist tells all.

What make up was used on set?

Ökvist reveals that she used Pat McGrath Labs, the eponymous make up brand of Dame Pat McGrath, throughout the series. ‘The most important thing is to make sure we’ve got a really glowing, natural base,’ she tells Tatler, ‘and the queen of that, obviously, is Pat McGrath.’ 

How did you achieve that Bridgerton glow?

‘The Pat McGrath Skin Fetish: Highlighter + Balm Duo was our staple to create that lit-from-within glow,’ explains Ökvist. ‘For the women, we mixed shades Nude and Golden, then applied with fingers where the light hits the face,  including the high planes of the cheekbones. We then blended it upwards around the arch of the brow bone for a natural-looking glow.’ Ökvist reveals that she also used the balm side of the product on the men, ‘focusing on the jawline to create a chiselled, sculpted effect.’