The Glades
The beauty behind 'Saltburn'

Come with us as we dive into all things beauty involved in the ever-popular ‘Saltburn’!

Words by Ellie McKenna.

Beyond just the acting and storyline, the overall vibe of the Amazon Prime movie was absolutely next-level! Shaping the Saltburn beauty vibe: Nailing the authentic and unfiltered vibe of the fashion, makeup, and hair game during this era for teens and young adults.

BAFTA-nominated hair and makeup designer, Siân Miller explains “This was a time before obsessive contouring and overdone Instagram-style makeup”. Come with us as we dive into all things beauty involved in the ever-popular ‘Saltburn’!

get the Rosamund Pike look

Miller wanted Rosamund’s makeup to be understated and elegant. She says that “Elspeth spent her youth modelling, and as such a canvas for other people’s creations—but now she’s filthy rich, incredibly beautiful and seemingly has everything she needs, with no desire to mask her natural allure”.


Get the look
DIOR Backstage Face & Body Foundation
Chanel eye pencils
Space NK
Pro Longwear Paint Pot Cream Eyeshadow
Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara
DIOR Vernis Nail Polish Shade Ruban

On set must haves for hair

Keeping the cast’s hair hydrated but also looking ‘naturally tussled’ was key to the vision of the characters. Miller used these two products consistently to help achieve this effect

PATTERN by Tracee Ellis Ross Hydrating Hair Mist

Hydrating Mist refreshes & reactivates curls while protecting hair from environmental stressors – especially when they’re filming in the sun all day, they need that extra protection!


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 PATTERN BEAUTY Lightweight Conditioner

Finding a lightweight conditioner that doesn’t cause build-up and protects waves/curls can be a mission but thanks to Siân Miller, we now know about this dream product! We all know how good Felix’s hair looked..this is why!


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'The Sweaty look'

It is said by Miller that “Emerald wanted to see the young cast looking hot, sweaty and flushed for super big close-ups” – here are the products she used to achieve this:

Dr. PawPaw

This versatile and fragrance-free formula is a game-changer, ready to bring soothing protection to wherever you need it—think skin, lips, hair, and cuticles.

The idea of using it as a highlighter never crossed our minds until now. Picture this: the thick and transparent formula makes it the ultimate shimmer-free highlighter. Talk about a modern multitasker!

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la roche-posay thermal spring water

This cult-classic face mist was another product Miller used to create that “hot, sweaty, and flushed” look on the actors. It’s just natural mineral water, so it’s non-irritating, refreshing, and can be used as often as needed.

It’s the epitome of clean and simple thermal spring water, ready to be used without holding back to revive and replenish sensitive, stressed, or dehydrated skin. It’s all about that carefree boost for your skin!

Channel your inner Elspeth with some natural looks or grunge it out like Venetia. Who’s ready for a Saltburn summer?!

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