I’ve been working on some really cool editorial shoots recently, which of course has prompted me to do lots of shopping. Even when you are doing an actual makeup that looks like there is nothing on the skin, it can take more time than when doing more of a glam look.
The first thing to do is make the skin look perfect.
I always like to start with a little bit of a mask that can really hydrate the skin, and if you are going for a no-makeup look, using the right skincare really helps.
I absolutely love the Rodial Pink Diamond Mask, and who can blame me its got diamonds in, and as we know diamonds are girls best friends.
This can sit on the face for 20-30mins which is just about the right time for my model or client to have their hair prepped.
When you remove the mask, you can lightly massage any residue into the skin, and I use that as my first layer of moisture.
Second, I would recommend the Bobbi Brown Illuminating Moisture Balm. This is great moisturiser to add under any base as it has a really gorgeous radiant finish, and sits really lightly on the skin.
When you’re avoiding lip colour, it doesn’t mean avoid doing anything with the lip. I like to use, Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil. Lightly press this in to the lip, you only need a small amount, and leave it on to create a really nice high shine look.
Cover under the eye using Sisley Phyto-Cerne Eclat, this is nice as it has light reflectors and eradicates any darkness under the eye.
Next, I like to do a bit of shaping of the face if needed with the Kiko Sculpting Touch Creamy Stick Contour. You can use the corner to draw a sharp line straight from the applicator and pat into the skin to soften all the edges using the tip of your finger.
It’s also really nice to pick up all the highest points of the face with a little bit of sheen, I really like the Ciaté Dewy Stix. Just swept over the cheeks and any other areas you want to glow.
Finally, as soon as you apply mascara to the lashes they look done. So I like to use my Spike brush dipped in mascara to paint on a light coating instead.
The key to a great editorial look, is to apply minimal product and just concentrate on making your model look beautiful but not made up.