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What Happens When You Mix Master of None’s Alessandra Mastronardi with Lots of Chanel

The Italian actress can charm even a lamp.

By: Katie Becker
Photography: Adam Torgerson

Many of us first came to know the actress Alessandra Mastronardi last year while binge-watching season 2 of Master of None on Netflix. Her character, Francesca, is flirty and somewhat controversial but undeniably Italian chic. Now, after getting ready for the Golden Globes with Mastronardi on Sunday night, we can confirm the last part carries well beyond the small screen. In head-to-toe Chanel, including her makeup look from makeup artist Kate Lee, Mastronardi’s all-black ensemble was embroidered with feathers and sequins and had a touch of ballerina. “I think the Time’s Up movement is very important to support all these women who didn’t speak up before,” says Mastronardi. “We have to stay together to make things change.” She was certainly in good company on the red carpet, as well as with her glam team, including hairstylist Cervando Maldonado, in the hours leading up. Below, see our afternoon with the Italian beauty prepping for the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet.

“American awards are real shows: very glamorous, pure entertainment, and always so well-organized.” —AM

“The most important part of this eye look is having a really good black eye pencil [Lee used CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense]. Go all the way around the waterline, and don’t smudge the color under the eye; the line at the bottom should be precise. Add a grey or brown shadow in the eye crease [Lee used Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette] and finish with lots of jet-black mascara [Lee used CHANEL Dimensions De CHANEL Mascara in Noir].” —KL

“I worked with Alessandra for the Emmys, and I did something very soft and pretty—this time I wanted to toughen it up.” —KL

“I immediately fell in love with this dress. It was love at first sight.” —AM

Dress, Chanel

“For Alessandra’s hair, it was chic and elegant with an early seventies vibe.” —CM

“I blew her hair out, setting it in Velcro rollers to create a shiny, soft texture. Then I left out a few pieces of hair to frame the face and pulled the rest of the hair back, covering half of the ear for an elegant, textured chignon.” —CM

Dress, Chanel

Dress, Chanel

“On the lids, I used CHANEL Illusion d’Ombre Longwear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirage. When you get under the light it almost looks like it’s wet. I just used that in the center, so when she looks down you’ll get this flash of sparkle.” —KL

Bag, Chanel

“I used a pink on the lips and a peachy pink on the cheeks to give it prettiness and also keep attention on her eyes. The cheeks and the lips were the way to add color to this look.“ —KL

“I knew most people would do a lot of smoky eyes [on the red carpet], so I wanted to do my modern version of that. That was based on a hard black line in the waterline.” —KL

“We were having a lot of fun! Just giggling and talking out the fun evening ahead!” —CM

“It’s definitely reminiscent of Sophia Loren, she would ring her eyes and was very precise, elongating the eye shape and drawing in every brow. I guess it is kind of a modern-day nod to that kind of look, and also Brigitte Bardot, she was the queen of the ink-pot eye.” —KL