If you’re an A-lister, it truly takes a village, and a huge amount of prep, to look suitably glowing for the most glittering event of the year. The brief? To look like you’ve spent a month relaxing in a health retreat. The reality more closely resembles a series of skin-tightening, cheekbone-chiselling treatments, to a strict timetable.
On the day, ‘the focus should be on brightness,’ says aesthetician Joanna Czech, whose clients include Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet. For this, she uses a sheet mask, applied before make-up. Then the only thing left is to step out on to the red carpet with a thousand photographers poised to take a picture. Simple.