Okay makeup time! I’ve been talking a lot about food and wellness lately but today I am totally excited to share my makeup artist side of life with you! If you haven’t yet, check out my About Me page on how I got into being a dietitian and makeup artist♥
Recently I did makeup for a talented friend and barber for her magazine photoshoot. Naturally she asked me how she should have her makeup done…the girl even commented that she thinks she should do smokey eyes because her eyes are “so tiny” (we are our own worst critics)! This girl is beautiful and barely wears makeup but when she does she’s even more smokin!
In response I told her that we should do her makeup in a way that brings out her natural features and makes her feel confident, but herself at the same time. The outcome was amazing and she was soooo happy with how she looked, which made me feel so happy too! Here are the products I used to bring out Luncinda’s natural features. Also a video of our makeup session!
- I prepped the skin with one of my fav’s, Embryolisse Luxurious Moisturizer, that both hydrates and primes the skin. I have a love for French beauty ♥
- since this was for photoshoot I chose a medium coverage foundation that gave good coverage but still looked natural – Ultra HD Fluid Foundation by Makeup Forever. To help coverup the under eye area and any pimples, I used the Makeup Forever Camouflage Cream Palette
- MAC’s Prep+Prime Translucent Finishing Powder to set the coverage and take down some of the the shine
- one of my favourite highlighters is Kevyn Aucoin’s The Celestial Powder in Candlelight – I used this to illuminate her AMAZING cheekbones, on her cupid’s bow, and on her browbone. I’m in love with the soft ethereal glow this highlighter gives off!
- I also always have Kevyn Aucoin’s Sculpting Powder in my kit for natural shading to enhance the features of the face. I used it right under her cheekbones, along the base of her jawline and a bit in her temples and hairline
- to add some colour and more glow, I used the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette with a mix of cherry, rose and blush tones
- as a base/primer I covered the eyelids with a MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. I also love using this on its own for a nude look!
- applied to the lids and smudged just above the crease is Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes e105 blended with a concealer to get a milky taupe colour. I try and work fast with this shadow to make sure it doesn’t set on me before I get the blending that I want (nobody wants harsh lines)
- to give a little more oomph to the eye, I deepened the shadow using a pearlized taupe called Night Hopper by Torina Tarentina – applying this to the outer corners and into the crease of the eyes
- I added a thick graduated black line with a small flick on the top lid only to elongate and open up her eyes (so she won’t feel like they are tiny anymore!)
- I curled her lashes and topped them with Becca’s Volumizing black mascara and applied Ardelle Demi Whispies strip eyelashes (these are so easy to work with!)
- I shaded along her lower lashline with the sculpting powder and then smudged mascara into the roots of the lashes
- this girl has amazing eyebrows so it was obvious that we had to feature them! We used Anastasia Dip Brow in Granite, and trust me, you don’t need to use a lot of product to get amazing looking brows! To make them look more natural, I brushed up the thickest part of the brow with a gel (tame those little whispies)
- she actually brought her own to go with her outfits. The one in the video is Nars Lip Pencil in Cruella – a velvet matte bold lip to finish it off!
This was a fun shoot for me to do – I had a beautiful face to work on and a friend to chill with at the same time!
I hope you enjoyed watching our Makeup Session. Comment bellow if you have any questions on the products or techniques I used!