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Blake Lively has been looking extra glamorous on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival — and now we know why. As a face of L'Oréal Paris and a star of the festival's opening-night film, Café Society, Blake has had gorgeous dresses and Charlotte Tilbury's makeup skills to look utterly gorgeous.
This morning, Charlotte posted a behind-the-scenes snap from her work with Blake on behalf or L'Oréal. "Thank you Blake," Charlotte wrote, "for introducing me to the best kept secret: @themakeuplight. It's changed my life!"
So what, exactly, is this gadget that surprised even a beauty guru on the level of Charlotte Tilbury? The Makeup Light, which is available online, is a portable LED light stand that purportedly mimics daytime sun inside. Because it's easy to pack up and take on the road, it's easy to understand why someone like Blake — who jets from event to event regularly — would fall in love with such a gadget. With the Makeup Light, Charlotte and Blake can see how a full face of makeup looks in the hot sun and before a sea of flashbulbs.
But, of course, such a tool doesn't come cheap. The Makeup Light's starter package is priced at $360 (around £250) — and packages go up to $1,299 (£900).