Saturday, 22 June 2013

Before/After: Bronzed Goddess

If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or whatever social media platform, you'd probably have unfollowed me by now due to the onslaught of pictures of my recent trip to Ibiza! Hehe well if you haven't you are lovely people for indulging me!

One of the perks of this job is to be able to go away with incredible people to amazing locations to shoot. It's a change and a most refreshing one working in a different climate and country. I've forgotten how beautiful this little Spanish island is! I can't show you the rest of the shoots yet as they are due to come out very soon. I can however show you this one, I think...

So on another hot blazing morning, we set out to another amazing villa perched on the side of a cliff with an infinity pool that flowed towards the horizon. I got so excited and distracted that I forgot to take a before picture of our gorgeous model, Spanish babe Alicia! Before we meet her, have a look at some of the pictures of the villa and also the incredible product that kept Alicia and I sun-safe and moisturised! La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Oil.
 Right this is a beauty blog of sorts so let's talk about that shall we? I apologise for not having a before but the first look was so natural that I think it will do. I barely used much on Alicia for the first look and it took all of 15 minutes to do!
Skin Prep: Bioderma Sensibio H2O, Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Extreme Tinted Fluid, Clinique SPF 35 Targetted Protection Stick.

Foundation: Smidgen of DiorSkin Nude Skin-Glowing Foundation, Givenchy Mister Bright, DiorSkin Sculpt Concealer.
Eyes: PIXI Silky Eye Pencil in Black Cocoa, L'Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes in Excess Black.
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette, MAC Brow Fix in Clear.
Cheeks: Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel, Kryolan Lip N' Cheek in Freesia, Highlighter.
Lips: Highlighter, MAC Lip Conditioner.

There you go, such a simple look that looks amazing and perfect for the summer/beach.

After the first few shots were done, we bumped up the hair and makeup to go into full-on glamazon mode! It didn't take much to transform Alicia into something quite stunning!
Skin: I patted on a little of the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Oil, especially on the forehead, tops of the cheekbones and chin. Then buffed in a little foundation, not much, like a drop.
Eyes: PIXI Silky Eye Pencil in Black Cocoa, Makeup Atelier Palette in T24 Urban Grey, MAC Pigment in Antique Gold, Sleek Gold Eyeliner, L'Oréal Volume Million Lashes in Excess Black, tiny drop of oil on the lid.
Eyebrows: Bit more of the Brow Wiz from Anastasia.
Cheeks: Cargo Blush in Laguna.
Lips: Ultimate Lipliner, Givenchy Le Rouge in Beige Mousseline.

And here's a gorgeous close-up.
I used no powder as I felt there wasn't a need. I wanted the skin to look dewy and glowing. What do you think? Pretty hot right? I loved doing this look on Alicia, she was perfect as a Bronzed Goddess!


  1. That does look great! Loving all the sunscreen products as base...a must-do!

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I like both of the looks. The work you did on the base makeup is imperceptible as the last picture shows. Amazing!

  3. Thank you for the breakdown, she looks lovely! Tanned goddess indeed.

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