What a perfect opportunity when I got the chance to work with Kate our gorgeous model from Ghana! In my last post with Amira the Somali-Filipino model, I stated that I wanted to do another post on a darker skin tone and along came Kate.
So as you see with the before picture, Kate suffers from uneven skin tone and marking from spots or blemishes, something which happens a lot in black or darker skin tones. As with Amira, I wanted to even the skin out with 2 different shades of foundation to add dimension and to contour and sculpt as well. The brief was a very pretty flushed look with rosy pinks. So with the eyes, I used a combination of matte nude shades to sculpt and shape and then highlighted with a sparkly purple to catch light. Many of my black friends aren't fans of blushers but personally I feel that a striking blusher brings black skin to life! What do you think?
Face: MAC Studio Sculpt NW45 & NW55, YSL Touche Eclat No 4.
Eyes: YSL Waterproof Eyepencil in Black Ink, MAC Eyeshadow in Brun, MyFace BlingTone in Purple Haze, 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 Eyeshadow in Print, MAC Clear Brow Fix.
Cheeks: Topshop Blush in Neon Rose, MAC Powder Blush in Azalea.
Lips: Lanolips 101 Ointment, MAC Studio Sculpt in NW45, MAC Lipstick in St. Germain.
Powder: MAC Mineralise SkinFinish in Dark, MAC Blot Powder in Deep Dark.
So what do you think? As always comments are most welcome. Personally I love how radiant and glowy Kate looks but then I'm biased!Tweet