When TV star and ultimate bombshell, Pamela Anderson showed off her bare and beautiful face at Paris Fashion Week declaring that she’s ditched makeup, her look went viral. But she’s still relying on a few faithful products and we've found out what they are
It seems slightly depressing that a woman of a certain age - actually, make that any age - not wearing makeup at a fashion event should make headlines, but that’s exactly what happened when model and actress Pamela Anderson went makeup free at Paris Fashion Week. The 56 year old decided to ditch her trademark overlined lips and smoky eye makeup for some great skincare and just a whisper of mascara at all the shows she attended.
In a getting ready video she did with French Vogue she said, “I didn’t come to Paris Fashion Week and think I’m not going to wear any makeup, but something sort of came over me. I was dressing in these beautiful clothes and I thought I don’t want to compete with the clothes. I’m not trying to be the prettiest girl in the room. I feel like it’s freedom, it’s a relief.”
For Paris Fashion Week she didn't travel with her usual glam team or any kind of entourage. In fact, with just one hour to go before she attended the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood show, she has only just got out of the bath and has her hair drying naturally.
But there are a few products involved with her look - including her own home-made rose oil that she uses all over her face and on her lips. So here is a rundown of what Pamela is using in her no makeup era as well as some of the products she’s relied on in the past.
In lieu of makeup Anderson is using some serious skincare, and sadly it does come with a serious price tag too. Her brand of choice is Orveda, a French skincare brand that pride themselves on creating products that deliver great results with no irritation or disruption to the skin. They are ‘clean’, vegan and use biotech technology to create fermented ingredients that are super potent. Pamela uses the Omnipotent Concentrate, £90, a serum containing 16 different active ingredients to soothe skin, target signs of ageing and delay future ageing. One of the eye serums (it's hard to tell which in the video but the cheapest is £75) and finishes with one of the moisturisers (again, it's hard to see which but the cheapest is £240). She then also uses her homemade rose oil all over her face and lips.
The only makeup that Pamela relied on in Paris is a light coating of Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara, £30, which has a vegan formulation and a 4D brush that grabs every lash.
As well as her skincare Pamela packed her Nurse Jamie Uplift Unisex Massaging Beauty Roller, £55. The clever skin tool has 24 massaging stones on the tip and by rolling it all over the face they exercise the facial muscles and get skin looking fresh and plump instantly.
Overlined 90s lip
Way before Kylie Jenner or TikTokkers were lauding the brilliance of overlining lips to make them look fuller, there was Pamela Anderson and her 90s lip which did exactly that but arguably with a bit more sex appeal. And when she's wearing makeup it's the lip look she rocks now. The genius of the 90s lip is that it’s the contrast of the combination of a soft brown liner teamed with a lighter, normally slightly frosted, lighter lipstick. Back in the day, it was rumoured that the liner she favoured was the classic Mac Lip Pencil in Spice, £18.50 but nowadays her makeup artist Eileen Madrid uses Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Hot Gossip, £20, which has a bit pinker than Spice. Sadly Pamela Anderson's beauty brands of choice for her lips aren’t available here in the UK (yet) - Nude Envie Lipstick in shade Lips and a nude lipgloss by Canadian brand, Watier Cosmétiques. But Madrid also uses Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Yes Honey, £27 and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria, £27 on Pamela, which most definitely are.
Ultimate smoky eye
Known for her sexy sultry eye look, we were worried that creating it ourselves was going to take a volume of product that we don’t have storage capacity for. Thankfully, there are only two products required. The first is the Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Palette, £55 which is the same palette that’s frequently used in Maya Jama’s beauty regime too. And then Madrid credits Lancôme Le Crayon Kohl Eye Liner in Black, £20.50 as the one she reaches for because it “doesn’t smear.”
Pammy’s bleached hair is amplified and accentuated with hair extensions - her stylist Sara Tintari uses Laced Hair Extensions - but when it comes to creating the perfect ‘I’ve just thrown my hair together to look like this’ up-do, which Pamela does so well, that is quite literally what she does. She demonstrated in an interview with British Vogue that her secret hair styling trick is to forgo hairbands and clips and use a G-string to tie her hair up instead! *heads to knicker draw immediately*
Not only did Pamela optimise the ultimate Californian girl look in Baywatch, but she still embodies that healthy, fresh, tanned and glowy look we all crave. Although in a recent interview with British Vogue she did admit that she wished she’d worn more SPF when she was younger, which is always a great reminder to find your best everyday SPF and wear it continually. Pammy’s favourite? Summer Fridays ShadeDrops Broad Spectrum SPF 30, £35
Her makeup artist Madrid also credits a few products to help boost Pamela’s natural glow too. She preps her skin with La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream, £78 followed by La Mer The Mist, £70 . She then combines a few pumps of Lancoôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow, £35 with a few drops of 111Skin Rose Gold Radiance Booster, £90 to create a luminous base. To add some extra bronze she buffs Westman Atelier Beauty Butter Powder Bronzer in Coup de Soleil, £69.
Pencil thin brows
90s skinny brows with a high arc shape are back. Brilliant news for those who fell victim to over plucking in the actual 90s like Pammy. Madrid uses two products on Pamela’s brows, the Brow Code Micro Brow Pencil, £23 and the Brow Code Brow Gel , £21. If you’re blessed with naturally full, bushy brows then we’re definitely not advocating plucking them away just so you can really nail the Pamela Anderson beauty look and we feel pretty confident that Pammy wouldn’t want you to either.