When Shawnelle Prestidge met Jane Fonda working on a L’Oréal commercial in the mid-aughts, their bond was immediate. “I remember how regal yet approachable she was,” recalled Prestidge. “She had given me a handful of compliments, and asked for my phone number and if I’d be interested in doing her makeup for a film that she had in the works.” While the film never came to fruition, that day marked the start of their decade-long relationship. Fonda was also the inspiration behind Prestidge’s decision to launch her namesake, much buzzed about five-product line Prestidge Beauté Active Organics, two years ago. Her gold-ticket item is her Ageless Skin Serum, which boasts 15 high-vibrating, nutrient-rich essential oils, and active botanicals. “I had always sought products that would do what the serum does, but had always come up short,” explained Prestidge, who saw her wrinkles disappear and her skin reverse 10 years after she self-tested her first batch. “After all, the cornerstone of great makeup is great skin!” Here, Prestidge gives us the lowdown on the first thing you should do in the morning, why organic is crucial in your skin care routine, and the magic ingredients that will keep you looking fly like Fonda.
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Makeup artist Shawnelle Prestidge has been the secret weapon behind many of Jane Fonda’s makeup looks for several years. Considering how flawless Fonda looks every time she hits the red carpet, we had to pick Prestidge's brain on her makeup musts—both for the 81 year old actress and those with more mature skin types in general.
Jane Fonda is now 81 years old but the actress continues to look utterly amazing.
How does she do it? Well she looks after herself - clearly - but she also relies on the skills and notable talent of makeup artist Shawnelle Prestidge who is a dab hand at creating beautiful beauty looks, especially for those who fall into the mature category.
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