Saturday, 28 May 2011

Before/After: 2 Beauties In A Day!!

Seeing as how I have a few hours free, I thought I'd better get this before/after out as well. It's basically a very similar look to the Dusky Glamour one but lighter and not so much sexiness. More about definition and highlighting all the best parts of our model's face. Meet Michelle.
Another beautiful girl with amazing eyes, freckles and beautiful hair! For the shoot I wanted to not mask her natural beauty but give her a bit of help by bringing out her incredible eyes! Once again I used the contour and sculpting techniques for both face and eyes using colours that were natural and enhancing. Here's the results:
Face: Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant Glow, Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation, YSL Touche Eclat, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.
Eyes: MAC Taupe, Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Voyage BR 209, Madina Shiny Stick in 100, Art Deco All-In-One Mascara in Black, Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion Mascara in Black.
Eyebrows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula Pencil in Seal Brown 02, MAC Clear Brow Fix.
Cheeks: Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Copper 03, Madina Shiny Stick in 100.
Lips: Lanolips 101 Ointment, TopShop Creme Lipcolour in Tawny, Madina Shiny Stick in 100.
Powder: YSL Poudre Sur Mesure in Sand No 2.

As you can see the product list is pretty much identical to Isabel except for the eyeshadow from Shiseido. For me these products are fool proof and ones that I always go to to get this incredibly beautiful but yet natural look. Hope that you guys will show Michelle some love as well!

27 comments:

  1. I can't believe how much of a difference the eyeshadow makes, but without looking like she's wearing a lot of eye make up. I need to have a look for that Shiseido trio.

    You use the Madina stick quite often - I'd love to find out more about it if you ever have the time to write a post on it.

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  2. @Grace London: I love Shiseido at the moment with all their textures and colours being very easy to use for me so please have a go if you can. I've been using tha Madina stick for years ever since Pat McGrath got me hooked on it. I use it for everything, I'm not even sure whether the company still exists but I have got some NARS Multiples to see if it replicates it. I will definitely do a post asap Grace. Good idea! Thanks! x

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  3. Yet another flawless face, it's amazing what you have done to her eyes. She's a very beautiful girl but she looks so tired in the first picture, yet in the second picture she is as fresh as a daisy and her eyes just look fabulous. Can you come round to my house about 6.00am tomorrow so I can go to work looking that awake :) Jude xx @jadlgw

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  4. @Jude: Haha thanks for the lovely comment Jude. I wished I could, it's really not that hard, just subtle clever usage of good products and knowing how. Honestly it looks harder than it really is. X

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  5. You used two different types of mascara? why?
    I'm torn between using disposable wands on shoot (and waste a lot of product? and use it straight from the wand and contaminate it... Are there any other ways of dealing with mascara?
    And thank you for the post!

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  6. Looks lovely. Might be stealing a few ideas from this look :) xx

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  7. That is pretty incredible - natural yet really striking. You made her look really fresh and glowing without product overload. The eyes sealed the deal here!

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  8. Such a fab job kenneth, you enhanced her natural beauty so perfectly..I love the eye colours.

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  9. @delerith21: Hi, right I'm not a huge fan of disposables but you can get some very good ones with different bristle types. Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions when it comes to how not to waste mascara. When it comes to mascara I never keep it longer than 2 months. Why 2? Because I find that it gives me a great layering effect. Try it next time, one for volume, one for length. Let me know how you get on ok? X

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  10. @Computergirl: Ooh please steal away!! Show me the pictures after? Can't wait! Xx

    @Kharina: Thank you lovely, I enjoyed doing this look. I'm glad that you like it. Xx

    @Jenny: Thank you Jenny, the colours of this palette are pretty beautiful, you should definitely check it out! Thanks for reading & commenting! X

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it and so flawless too x

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  12. Brilliant transformation the look is so natural but makes such a difference. I love the way you do the models eyebrows, id love you to do an eyebrow tutorial post or a reccomendation for eyebrow products xx

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  13. This is beautiful Kenneth. Love the softness of the eyes, yet still so well defined.
    Nic x

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  14. @Joyce: Thanks Joyce! So glad you like the look! Thanks for commenting! X

    @Nicoletta: Thank you lovely, tell you what I will do a picture tutorial ASAP. I really recommend the Shu hard formula pencils. Look out for it ok? Xx

    @Strawberry Blonde: Thank you sweets, am glad you like, I love doing looks like this because it's so gorgeous but yet natural and wearable! X

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  15. Loved the transformation here especially with the eyes. Such a lovely fresh flawless look. Thank you for the post Kenneth.
    Catherine x

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  16. Beautiful, like everyone else I love that what you have done really shows off her beautiful eyes and how you have evened out her skin tone, she is very lovely both before and after but the difference between the two is vast!

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  17. @cmlewis: Thanks Catherine, it's a pleasure to have you guys enjoying the post. Thanks for the lovely comment! xx

    @Debbie: Cheers Debz! Glad you approve! xx

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  18. Daniella Abraham2 June 2011 17:11

    Michelle looks amazing in both pictures but what a difference in the second one, the eye's look totally transformed and the lips look so full. Fantastic

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  19. @Daniella Abraham: Hey Daniella, thanks for the very encouraging comment! I love doing this kind of makeup where it's subtle but highlights and brings out a person's features. Thank you for reading & the comment! xx

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  20. So gorgeous! The eyeshadow really brings out her eyes. I love this kind of subtle make up, requires a lot of skill to get right x

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  21. @Rowena: Thanks! It's actually easier than it looks! Thanks for taking time to comment. X

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  22. Wow those eyes are amazing! What a difference too, yet such a subtle look.

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  23. @Twelve52: Thanks! Glad you approve. X

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  24. I recently came across your blog and love seeing your before/after items. I absolutely adore this make-up especially the eyes. I bought this Shiseido eyeshadow trio and have tried to recreate this look but have not been too successful. Can you give me any tips as to what I should do. Thanks!

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    1. Hi, thank you for the lovely comment. Hmm have a look at some of the other posts. The technique's pretty much the same as most eye shadow looks I do. It's the slight banana shaped winged C shape. I will try and do a close up next time I do such a look. Look for the sex kitten post and use browns instead of where I used the black. That is probably the closest photo of technique used. Any questions just holler back ok? Thanks again x

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    2. Thanks for the tips - I have been practising! Just one other query, you mentioned that you used Mac Taupe on the eyes. Is this an eyeshadow or pencil? Thanks for your help!

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    3. The MAC Taupe is a blusher/contour colour they used to do. I am very fond of it and use it a lot. I am sure you will find the same kind of colour in many brands. Just think the colour of shadows, bit of grey bit of brown. Less red. Hope that helps. x

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