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Dare to Bare?


perfect skin


I love ‘barley there’ makeup! Lightly applied, delicate makeup is beautiful, especially in the winter months. Play with washes of cream shadows, sheer blushes to brighten, strategically placed highlighter that brings focus & definition to your best features. Complete with a petal stained lip; this ethereal look is my Makeup heaven!

Skin – Mix a drop of liquid highlighter with your moisturiser to create an iridescent glow & massage into the skin. I used MAC’s lustre drops mixed with Charlotte Tilburys magic cream, but what ever you have in your bag of tricks if fine.

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 4.57.45 PMEyes – Go for a wash of cream eye shadow for a quick no-nonsense application. Cream eye shadows are usually long lasting & have a beautiful sheen to them, making them fresh and youthful. Apply with a fluffy blending brush – or just use your finger. I used Bobbie browns long wear cream shadow in ‘Sandy Gold’best cream eyeshadow

Cheeks – As you know I’m a massive fan of the cream blush. Adding sheer colour to your cheeks allows your natural skin tone to shine through. Apply & blend with your fingertips to create the illusion of naturally flushed skin. I used Stila’s ‘Convertible colour’ in rose on model Blair’s skin.

Highlight – Bounce light onto the high points of the face with your fav highlighter. I wanted something quite Icy for this shoot so I used my trusty Tom ford Shade & Illuminate.


Lips – I wanted a petal stained lip so I pressed a lip stain onto the center of the lips only – giving that best cheek tints ‘just bitten’ look. Either use a sheer lipstick & apply with your fingers or try a stain –  I applied Josie Maran’s ‘Mini Coconut Watercolour Cheek Gelee’ which is a essentially a cheek tint but I like it for the lips as well.

Do you dare to bare?

SMA xx



petal stained lipsPhotography //  Ben Pye

Model – Blair Lee

Hair & Makeup – Nicola Johnson



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