Get the “Look”

MUA Lucy Mathews tells us how she created two contrasting looks for our Autumn inspired photo shoot.

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Once the skin was cleansed and moisturised using embryolisse lait-creme concentrate; I applied the Mac’s strobe cream in the colour ‘Gold Lite’ to create a natural sheen to the skin. The gold colour is beautiful to create that holiday/J.Lo glow that we all love! I also applied the strobe cream to the collar bones, décolletage, shoulders and shins for an all over sun kissed glow. Mac also have other colours within their strobe cream range, so you can choose a different colour to suit your skin tone if gold isn’t for you.

To create a flawless yet natural finish, I applied a light layer of Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation to the girl’s skin. Although this finish is luminous, I mixed it with with the strobe cream. This will sheer out the foundation and give the skin that extra bit of luminosity.

The trick to creating skin that looks flawless yet still like skin; is applying a light layer of foundation to even out the skin tone and using a high coverage concealer on the area of the skin which needs more coverage. Hannah and Annie both had beautiful skin so I used the concealer to brighten under the eyes and around the nose to conceal any unwanted redness. For blemishes I used the Laura Mercier secret camouflage concealer. The texture of this product is very dry which allows it to have a lot of pigment, it will also not budge once applied, which keeps any blemished discreetly covered all day long.

To add colour and dimension back into the face I applied the Nars matte multiple stick in Vientiane on to the back of my hand then with a brush applied it to the outer perimeter, cheekbones and lightly to any areas the sun naturally hits. This added dimension and also bronzed up the skin.

For a pop of colour on the cheeks I applied Mac’s crème colour base in the shade bamboo. I placed it on to the cheeks and up towards the temples. This shade is perfect for the look I wanted as it has a peachy tone which looks perfect with bronze tones.

To intensify the highlight on the high points of the face I used Marc Jacobs Glow Stick in the shade Spotlight. This has a beautiful pearly shade which compliments many skin tones.

Once I had finished with all my cream products, I then went on to setting the centre of the face with some loose translucent powder. This adds no coverage, but mattifies any unwanted shine. This powder is also great to add longevity to your makeup!

To create an even base on the eyelids, I used a paint pot by MAC in the shade soft ochre, this is a cream eyeshadow base which has a neutral tone which covers any veins. Once set with powder it creates a long wearing base for your eyeshadows.

For the eye make-up I wanted to channel the London look. Inspired by those such as Victoria Beckham and Suki Waterhouse, who have those amazing smokey eyes that look so smudged and effortless. Annie and Hannah had two different looks. For Hannah I used MAC give me sun bronzer through the socket of the eye and also along the bottom lash line. I then created a wing with a NYX copper/bronze eyeliner which I quickly smudged before it set. I took the eyeliner under the eye also, which I again smudged out. Finished with lashings of mascara and a pop of Laura Geller highlight in the inner corner, simple as that!

Annie’s eyes were much simpler, I used a foundation stick by Bobbi Brown in a deep shade. I used my finger to blend it onto the eyelids and a small brush to blend under the bottom lash line. To set in place I used MAC give me sun bronzer (which I also went onto using on the face too add some more colour) as it was a cream product it would otherwise crease. Finished with a touch of mascara and a pop of highlight in the inner corner.

To finish off both looks, I added a lipstick. Two completely different shades, both by MAC. Annie was wearing, All Fired Up which is a bright deep pink. This shade is a great alternative to red and can make any makeup look like you’ve put in a ton of effort. I applied this shade with a lip brush for a precise application. Hannah wore Kinda Sexy by Mac, I used my finger to smudge this colour onto the lip for an effortless looking finish.

2018-10-09T15:11:34+00:00September 21st, 2017|

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