A few weeks ago I posted a photo of a makeup look I did on my various social media channels and received amazing feedback and many comments asking about the products I used. So, I decided to put together the list of products and details of the look in this post.
Face Prep: First of all, I prepped my face by using my “normal” skin routine. This consists of the Clinique 3-step program: Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula, Clinique Clarifying Lotion 4 and Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. I used Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer for my face (full review here) and NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base for my eyes (full review here).
Base Makeup: I used L’Oreal Pro Matte Foundation in the shades 101 and 102, which I mixed to create the perfect shade for me. I applied this with a brush, then blended with my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge for a smooth finish (full review here). I then used NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly under my eyes, ridge of nose, chin and forehead. I blended this using the mini purple Real Techniques Miracle Sponge. These are brilliant for getting close to the eye and around the nose area. I finished off my base by setting with RCMA No Color Powder.
I know many people will be wondering why I did my face before eyes, but with this look, I wanted to achieve a more random eye colour look, so needed to get the base down before applying anything to the eye area.
Eye Makeup: On the eyes, I have only used one palette, the Viseart Editorial Brights Palette (full review here) which is full of fun bright shades that have amazing colour payoff and brilliant blending ability. The shades in the palette are not numbered or named, but I used a combination of seven shades as indicated in the image below.
Viseart Editorial Brights Palette
I used Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper on the upper lash line and used L’Oreal Silkissime Eye Liner on the waterline and tightlining. This is a very black liner and looked great initially, but I did find it faded after time and I did get some liner particles in my eye, so this is perhaps not the best product to use for this, but it worked for this photoshoot. Mascara was the Marcelle Ultimate Lash in black which is a mascara I really like. I was going to add falsies, but I confess, I completely forgot, so went au-naturel! For my brows, I used a shade much darker than I would use for my everyday look as I wanted to emphasise them more in this image. I used Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Medium Brown, applying with the ABH #12 brush.
Face Makeup: On the temples, I extended the shadows I had used to go above my brows and out to my temples using the orange and yellow shades. I then extended this further to my cheeks using the orange and pink shades. I also took the shadows slightly down from my inner eye towards my nose for some added colour.
Lips: For my lips, I used the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Firebird and Jilted mixed together to create a unique shade.
Photoshoot: In the original few photos I did not use any props, but something was missing, so I added a fun feather boa, but there was still something not quite right. I then decided to add a bright orange wig and finally, I was happy with the look. Although the wig covered some of the makeup I had done, the overall look was very bright and fun and the wig definitely tied everything together.
So, overall a very simple look, with not too many products, but a fun and bright result. I was very pleased with this photoshoot and thanks to photography by my husband, I got the results I was really looking for.