Hello guys! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I was doing a photoshoot with two of my friends from uni on Wednesday. I kind of had a vague idea of what I wanted, but the rest I left up to how I felt on the day. For the shoot, I knew I wanted the make up to be very glowy and editorial looking, as well as incorporate some nice brick/rusty red tones. In the end, I was really happy with how each of the looks turned out.
For the skin, I first applied the Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Face Cream to prep it for the make up I was going to put on top. This look was very dewy and fresh, so it was essential to make sure that the skin was hydrated, before I went in with the other products. Both Fran and Sarah had brought some of their own make up, so I won't go into detail about their foundation, concealer, brows etc.
For the blush, I used a shade by Dainty Doll, (which has unfortunately been discontinued) which is a lovely medium rose colour with gold shimmer running throughout it, and applied this onto the apples of the cheeks and blended upwards. I then used Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl liquid highlighter on the tops of the cheekbones, tip of the nose, chin and forehead. While this would've looked perfectly fine for an everyday look, it wasn't enough to catch the light and show up in photographs, so I went back in with the Topshop Glow in Polished and set that with the powder highlighter from the Sleek Contour and highlight kit.
For the eyes, I wanted to use some orangey, red tones to compliment the pink of the backdrop I was using. First I used the shade Creation from the Lime Crime Venus palette, and patted that all over the lids with my finger, and blended out the edges with a 224 blending brush. Then I worked in a little bit of Muse, also from the Venus palette, into the outer edges, blending a little into the crease. I went back and forth between these two colours until I reached the intensity I was going for. I also took these two colours under the eye, and blended them out.
Then I grabbed a smaller brush and patted a mix of the two gold shades from the ZA Cosmetics Limited edition Christmas eyeshadow palette onto the very inner corners of the eyes. I then patted a bit of vaseline over the eyelids to give it a glossy look. I was going to leave it at just this, but then I decided I wanted to make the lids pop even more, so I patted a little of the Lime Crime glitter in the shade Aries, over the vaseline. If you are recreating this look, feel free to add mascara. I decided not to, because I've been really loving the 'naked lash' look recently.
For the lips, I wanted to do something rather soft and smudgy, rather than crisp and bold. I used Sultry Sable by Revlon and applied this to the lips with my finger to give it a softer, more sheer look. I then patted on some Vaseline and then dabbed on a little bit more of the same glitter I used for the eyes, to tie the whole look together.
Aaand that completes the look! I am really happy with how it turned out and I think it translated really nicely in the photographs.
If you recreate this look, I'd love to see pictures!! Send them to me on Twitter or Instagram!
I was thinking I might do a post on here about the photoshoot, so If you'd like/as soon as I've finished editing the photos, I could do that.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead!