Here is how I achieved the look:
1 – Skin Prep – Flawless makeup can only be achieved if you have done the groundwork, and by that I mean skin prepping. Cleanse thoroughly using a creamy cleanser I like Dermalogica’s
Essential Cleaning Milk if your skin is normal/dry skin and try ‘Dermal Clay cleanser’ if you’re a
bit more oily.
2 – Moisturize – Moisturize really well, taking time to massage the skin, especially around the nose, as
this can be a particularly dry area during the winter months. I used Dermalogica’s
Active Moist on Sophia as she has combination skin.
3 – Foundation – I wanted the skin to have a pearlescent effect so I mixed the foundation (I used Forever by Dior) with Strobe cream by MAC and buffed it into the skin using a medium sized duel fiber brush like MAC’s #188 brush until the skin flawlessly glistens. Conceal where necessary,and lightly powder.
4 – Eye’s – I used the Dior’s 5 colour palette in Lifting rose, starting with the cream colour all over the lid, concentrating on the inner eye to make the eye pop. Use the pink tones in the socket line using
a windscreen wiper action to ensure you have a seamless blend. Using a bullet brush or small shadow brush and take the darkest colour in the pallet along the bottom lash line, ensuring the line is soft but defined. I used MAC’s pencil brush #219.
For the shoot I used a gel eyeliner by Bobbi Brown in Ink and I took the
eyeliner straight out for a twist on that iconic 50’s flick, but for everyday
its best to go for the 45° angle flick.
5 – Lashes – Big luscious Lashes were a must for this shoot, lashing of Dior Show mascara in black, I plumped out with the fabulous ‘Fo Flutter’ lashes by Lash Republic.
6 – Cheeks – I wanted a really flushed look so I went quite heavy with the blush, I used a baby pink
colour and layered it up to create more depth. I used Dior Blush in Pink in Love.
7 – Lips – for the perfect pout, always start with hydrated lips, exfoliate if necessary and use a
lip treatment, my favourite is Elizabeth Arden’s ‘8 hour cream’, prep your lips when you cleanse your skin. I wanted to match the cheeks to the lips so I used Dior Addict lipstick in ‘Holiday’, which gives a
gorgeous high shine.
1 – Prep the hair – on damp hair, apply mousse and a heat protector, for this I used Kevin Murphy’s mousse ‘Body Builder’ and protected the hair with ‘Anti gravity’ spray which
will also add texture to the hair. Rough dry the hair with a hairdryer.
2 – Curl – I used a 1 inch curling tong, taking small sections, curling the hair and pinning up, aligning like brickwork. Leave to cool for at least 15 minutes and remove.
3 – Tease – Next I ran my ringers through the hair breaking up all the sections, teased the top and then finger teased the ends by takingsmall sections of the hair and pushing the hair up to the root.
4 – Set – finally I set the hair with Kevin Murphy’s ‘session spray‘
Styling by // Manuel Aurthur
Hair & Makeup // Sydney makeup artist