It's been a while since I've done another Before/After. Apologies for that. It's been manic with work but here's one that I thought would be really interesting! Let me introduce you to Isabel.
Isabel is a very pretty girl who unfortunately loves sport and is not very good with sunscreen so as a result her skin was dry, blotchy and dehydrated. As a makeup artist, I have to address such problems before tackling the makeup. So I reach for products in my skincare bag that I know will add moisture and calm the skin down. The brief was a very natural look that is fresh and yet womanly. Reminiscent of the Bond Girls, I wanted to do a look that didn't look over made up and to keep Isabel looking young and fresh but yet polished, smolderingly-sexy and refined!
How to get rid of all that redness? Without any hesitation, I reached for La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP and spent about 10 minutes massaging the redness out of the skin followed by a generous application of Emma Hardie Amazing Face Hydrating Lighter Lotion. While massaging I told Isabel to take in deep breathes of the incredibly scented EH lotion. The combination of these 2 moisturisers worked miracles to hydrate her skin and with the massage, we got her skin glowing!
The rest of the face was kept equally simple with contouring using bronzers and taupes. The brows were then defined and lashes had 3 coats of mascara. What do you think? Quite a transformation I think right? Blotchy young girl to Dusky Sexy Siren!
Skin Prep: Bioderma Crealine H2O, La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP, Emma Hardie Amazing Face hydrating Lighter Lotion.
Face: Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation, YSL Touche Eclat.
Eyes: MAC Taupe, Shiseido Bronzer, Madina Shiny Stick in 100, YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils in Noir Radical.
Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula Pencil in Seal Brown No 2, MAC Brow Set in Clear.
Cheeks: Armani Cream Blush No 2, Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Copper No 03, Shiseido Bronzer in Light.
Lips: Lanolips Ointment 101, TopShop Creme Lipcolour in Tawny, Madina Shiny Stick in 100.
Powder: YSL Poudre Sur Mesure in Sand No 2.
Thoughts? I love this look, it's effortless but yet so gorgeous and wearable. Once again, comments most welcome and any questions about application techniques will gladly be answered. Tweet