A bright, red lip is the most classic of chic makeup. I wanted to create a look around it; the red being the apple in Snow White – the centre piece to everything.
Using 5 products, this is simple, elegant and I suppose typically French. Yes, I’m still carrying on with my post: My Lifestyle has gone French.
I wanted my skin to have a natural feel, and so I used my foundation as though it was a concealer.
- Take a fine brush, put your foundation (or concealer) on your hand, and then use the brush to dot and cover any imperfections
- Always blend around a spot or mark you are trying to cover. If you blend completely over, you remove coverage
- Think up and out – blend out from your face and not towards the centre
- Finish by using a large blending brush or foundation brush to ensure it’s blended well
I did use more foundation on my cheeks. It’s important that your foundation matches and if you are applying across a large area (maybe you use across your cheeks but only use a hint on your forehead), you don’t want the coverage too full. The idea is that it’s not obvious exactly where you have placed product.
Finish by putting across your eye area. Depending on your under eyes and tone, you may want to use an under-eye concealer. I got away with taking my fine brush and lighting pressing foundation under my lash-line.
L’Oreal true match is the first drugstore foundation that I have purchased in about a decade. I have to say, it blends really well and lasts the whole day.
Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside – Lady Gaga
I pressed powder on my eye area to set my foundation. I didn’t use elsewhere, but if you have oily skin, I recommend using a powder puff and tapping across your t-zone
Make Up For Ever’s HD High Definition Powder is my favourite. It leaves my face shine-free without drying out my skin.
I’m fussy with what I use now, as many are either too light or dark; occasionally too orange.
I have an angled contour brush and I pout to see my cheekbones. As my forehead is mega-triple the size of my chin, I never touch my chin. Rather, contour goes down the sides of my face and either side of my forehead.
The highlighting is natural (shimmer free), however don’t get discouraged. This is amazing for photography – especially flash and emphasises your cheekbones as though you just have them.
The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural – Calvin Klein
My YSL contour palette has been used daily since Christmas, yet it seems relatively new. And let’s be clear, I use a lot – that forehead is not going to slim itself!
A good contour palette should have tones that double as eye shadow. I took the highlight shade and applied on my eye area – use a hint more under the eyebrows. After, my contour colour was blended over my crease.
What’s chic makeup without mascara?
My trick is to lift my eyelid, and try to get the wand as close to the root of my lashes. Then I sweep again – and again.
Perfection is boring. If a face doesn’t have mistakes, its nothing – Kevyn Aucoin
I prefer drugstore mascara over department. My two options: the thickest wand at Bourjois, otherwise L’Oreal’s Volume Million Lashes.
If you can hold your thumb on the mascara bottle when the wand is out, it will last longer. Ir means air can’t dry it out as quick.
I received my Bourjois lipstick from Influenster. It’s shade 07. Here is my full review of the collection: Rouge Velvet Review.
I once believed that lipstick brushes are pointless. Foolishly though; they help majorly with application and keeping lipstick on.
No lipliner for my red, instead I took the sharp-side of my lipstick and traced around my edges.
How would you define chic makeup? Does chic makeup entail a red lip or would you choose a smokey eye?
If you loved this, read: Ten Do’s and Don’ts: Red Lipstick