Red Light

Happy Christmas everyone! 2018 is just around the corner – so I thought I’d finish the year with a make-up look for the festive period.

I love make-up, but I much prefer that low-key, no-make-up make-up kinda look for all occasions. This looks focus is very much the skin.

Keeping reading for more details.

 

 

For the base, I always make sure my face is exfoliated and well moisturised before applying my foundation. I usually gravitate towards Dr Russo Night Repair Exfoliating Cleanser and Skinceuticals H.A Intensifier.

When I can be bothered and really want my foundation to stay put, I use the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Primer.  For foundation, I use my favourite – NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Macao and then a darker shade of foundation, NARS Sheer Glow in New Orleans in the areas that I contour.

I love to highlight and contour, but I still like to look myself. Nothing overboard. Nothing too ‘beat face’ or drag. My weapons of choice are NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel for the under eye, between the eyebrows, nose and chin. Then blend that all out with a Beauty Blender (cheaper versions of the beauty blender just don’t cut it in my opinion). I set these highlighted areas with Sacha Buttercup Powder – which is an amazing cheap yellow powder for WOC. I don’t apply too much as it’s very mattifying.

 

 

I then contour with Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in Intense 09 – the shade is just the perfect subtle contour colour with micro-flecks of sunkissed shimmer. I apply Glossier Haloscope in Topaz to the high points of my face.

 

 

When the skin is the focus of a make-up look, I always refrain from doing a strong eyebrow. I use Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, then the Eyelure Brow Palette Trio in Dark Brown to fill out my eyebrows. I clean up under the brow with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel. I then set my brows with Glossier Boy Brow in Black.

For my glossy eyelids, I’ve used Eve Lom Kiss Mix – which doubles up as a super hydrating glossy lip balm. My lashes have eyelash extensions on them all year round. I don’t have the patience or expertise for strip lashes. My favourite place to do my lashes in London is at The Lash Lounge.

 

 

Red nails instantly makes me feel classic and sexy. Sadly, I don’t remember the exact polish shade – but it’s you’re standard bold red shellac from your local oriental nail salon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, onto the star of the show….these red lips. I’ve used NARS Precision Lip Liner in Holy Red to line my lips, then NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Starwoman to finish off. 

 

 

See you in 2018.

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