When you get a model with dark circles, sometimes there really isn't anything you can do but make the best of situations. And such was the case with our Russian beauty today. A mere teenager with bad eating habits but blessed with beauty of face. To be honest weren't we all grumpy teens once? As a MUA sometimes there's not a lot you can but use concealer to the best of your ability and then focus on other features. Our model was absolutely stunning and her lips just screamed for bright lips and that was what I did.
First let us meet our model. For the life of god I cannot remember her name, partly because she had a most peculiar way of treating people and questionable social skills!
Face Prep: Bioderma Crealine H2O, Emma Hardie Lighter Hydrating Lotion, Bioderma Sébium Pore Refiner, Emma Hardie Moringa & Rose Treatment Lip Balm.
So beautiful face but teenage spots and dark circles. Not a bad canvas to work with to be honest. So my aim was to get skin looking gorgeous and try to take away some of the darkness under the eyes. I had a chat with the photographer and mentioned my concerns and together we decided that a lot of help could be achieved with the right lighting (MUAs it is not a bad thing to be able to chat to the photographer you work with when it comes to certain concerns). So here's the after shot with some flash from my Iphone.
Foundation: Giorgio Armani Silk Luminous Foundation, DiorSkin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup, Givenchy Mister Bright, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.
Eyes: MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork, MAC Blush in Taupe, Clarins Wonder Length Mascara in Black, Burberry Fresh Glow.
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash, MAC Browfix in Clear.
Cheeks: Chanel Bronze Universal, MAC Blush in Taupe, Burberry Fresh Glow.
Lips: MAC Lip Tint in Orange, MAC Morange, OCC Lip Tar in Traffic.
Powder: Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder.
The trick was to keep the face makeup simple, especially round the eyes. So I used the slight darker tones of her eyes as a natural shadow and brightened just under the eyes with a light reflecting brightener and concealer. The main focus I wanted to be the lips as she had gorgeous ones. So after the orange I patted in and buffed in the cult favourite MAC Ruby Woo.
Thoughts? Not too bad right? I'd love to hear from you guys so send me some comments and questions.