Ahead of the Game of Thrones series finale, the actress chatted to Allure about all things skin, eyes, and of course, playing one of the most iconic redheads on screen.
From playing Sansa Stark and Dark Phoenix in X-Men, the 23-year-old actress has inherited auburn hair and barely-there make-up - but she’s also graced quite a few red carpets, giving her ample opportunities to experiment with dramatic eyes and play up her natural hair colour. And don’t get us started on that skin
Ahead of the Game Of Thrones series finale, Turner spoke to Allure about her beauty routine off screen. Although it’s pretty pared down (except those elaborate braided styles), the actress prefers to keep it simple in real life as well. “On my days off, you will normally catch me in no make-up at all,” she says. She’s a skincare lover, though; “I just use micellar water to clean my face and iS Clinical Cream Cleanser,” she explains. “Then I use my trusty Boscia Cactus Water Moisturizer and Ole Henriksen Truth Serum.”
As Allure explains, Turner’s seen a multitude of different hairstyles while playing Sansa depending on where the character’s been living – but the shade of red has only been switched up once (darker, to conceal Sansa’s identity). “With the red hair, I felt empowered because every character I’ve played that had red hair was so strong,” she says.
While not filming, Turner goes back to her natural blonde, which gives her “anonymity” while out in public. Sonya Dove, her colourist, uses Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect dye to even out hair tone and restore its health. “Honestly, I could change my hair color every day if I wanted to,” Turner says. “My hair feels better once I’ve dyed it, like nothing ever happened.” And her dream hair colour? Brunette – but she’s holding out. “I’m sure I’ll have to do that for a role at some point,” she says. “But I love Maisie’s pink hair, so maybe I’d do a pastel green or blue.”
When it comes to red carpet make-up, Turner and her MUA Georgie Eisdell like to bring out her eyes with dramatic liner and shadows, from white wings to smoky peacock hues. “I see red carpets as an opportunity to act a little bit. It feels like a costume, like a character,” says Turner. “It’s where I feel most comfortable, presenting a version of myself, but still being able to experiment and try out new things.”
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