Modern, pretty and youthful!
If I had to choose a style of makeup that was me then I think I could say it was pretty much what I did for Madison Beer for the Glamour Awards last night. Not only that but I actually used some of my own products from my collection with B. so it was even more of my look than usual!
I love a fresh look with natural tones, a bit of definition and flawless skin. I do like it when my clients look airbrushed for the red carpet though so I have a few little tricks to do that.
I love layering! I don't just apply a foundation, highlighter, contour, eyeshadow etc, I apply light layers of a lot of different textures to get the right amount of staying power. It's not always easy doing makeup that's light but lasts because creams do wear off the skin quite quickly so you have to set them. Then I have the problem of it being powdery so I have to keep it minimal and add sheen back over it. Let's just say it's a process, but one I absolutely love.
I have to start with skin prep. It's not just a case of moisturise and let's go. I cleanse the skin first, spritz with Sisley floral spray, moisturise with Sunday Riley gel moisturiser, add a few drops of oribe golden facial oil and really massage the skin to make sure it penetrates it. Then I leave to settle whilst I tidy up brows and apply a lip balm etc before then applying my hourglass veil primer.
After the skincare comes the makeup. The flawless skin I created using a mixture of hourglass liquid powder foundation and Armani luminous silk. I love mixing them to get my own concoction, one that is luminous but dries into place. I did add a tiny bit of Nars matte skin tint too because I love the colour and it thins it out a tiny bit for me.
For under eye I love the Tarte concealers because they are easy to apply and blend. They give an airbrushed finish but because they are liquid they aren't too heavy, and my La Mer powder works wonders for setting the areas I need to without caking.
I love to pick up highlights on the face wherever needed and of course my pigments are my favourite way to do this! I spray a bit of Mac fix plus onto my Kiki brush for cheeks or Bowie brush for Eyes and then swirl it into the pigment and it turns into a liquid highlight and dries into the skin to stay in place all night.
I think Eyes look great when you use a tiny bit of liner to define them and team that with some sheen in the highest points.
I used the B. Liquid liner which is great because it is a double ended pen so let's you do fine or full flicks. I actually did a double flick on Madison but it is so subtle it looks like lashes.
I love cheeks, cheekbones, hollows of the cheeks, you name it and anything with cheek in it is my favourite bit. I think I spend most of my time on cheeks in fact. Using a light wash of colour to pick up a flushed tint is my favourite. I have so many go to products but I always swear by my Daniel Sandler Watercolour blush. It lasts and it's subtle or strong depending on the colour you go for. It covers all bases.
I usually love a pop of colour or a subtle nude to finish the look and that's mainly why I have one of each in my lip collection.
I applied a light wash of my nude liquid lip colour on the lips over Mac lip pencil in Oh Honey. Layered together they give a really nice velvety finish.
There are so many more products I used but these are the bones of it. If you try it out please do tag me in so I can see your modern pretty look! And don't forget if you liked the blog subscribe to my newsletter to be first to hear.