I've just got home from 4 days of shoots in gorgeous Puglia, Italy. We stayed in the most amazing resort which was basically it's own town, it was that big with everything you could think off! Villas, suites, restaurants, pools and spas. Anyway I got distracted, one of the shoots was swimwear shoot. The weather was hot, correction, it was scorching! Which meant that as the MUA I had to look after the welfare of my model, to make sure that she didn't get burnt!
My inspiration for the makeup was gorgeous skin, enhancing features and just making her look amazing! Meet gorgeous Simone!
Face Prep: Emma Hardie Moringa Ceansing Balm, Emma Hardie Hydrating Lighter Lotion, Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse SPF 30, Rodial Glam Balm Lip.
As you can see Simone has a bit of redness in certain areas but nothing of any worry really. As soon as the Shu Uemura Mousse went on, her skin looked more even and smooth. I really love this product as it gives skin a gorgeous glow and evens out redness and ensures that foundation goes on like a dream. Plus the high SPF is a godsend and mousse textures helps keep shine at bay! Have a look at the results of the after shots.
Face: YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Givenchy Mr Light Instant Light Corrective Pen, Chanel Bronze Unversal.
Eyes: Shu Uemura Eyeshadow Light Pink, Tom Ford Cognac Sable Eyeshadow Quad, Stila Major Lash Mascara in Black, Clinique Underlash Mascara.
Eyebrows: MAC Clear Brow Gel.
Cheeks: Chanel Bronze Universal, YSL Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder in No 1 Tanned.
Lips: YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Blond Ingenu & Beige Tribute.
Powder: YSL Semi Loose Powder in Sand.
Here's a picture of Simone in action, 4 hours after the makeup was done.
Gorgeous huh? Makeup stayed put and I barely had to powder. This was probably due to the combination of the products I used. So if and when you're in a hot environment, it is definitely worth thinking about how to layer your products to beat the heat and remain looking fresh and amazing. Any comments and questions are most welcome.