1st November 2009

Makeover: Louise

By Get Lippie

This is Louise:

Louise came to me wanting a classic “English Rose” look, as she wanted to look glowing, natural, and make the most of her beautiful blue eyes.  She has a make up bag full of steely greys, but after a chat, we thought something more apricot, and shimmery would be an excellent contrast.

Louise has lovely skin – no pores! – and we didn’t need a huge a huge amount of coverage, so as a base, we used Benefit You Rebel in Light.  Louise does have a small patch of broken veins on her right cheek, so to cover them, we used a small amount of MAC concealer patted on, and finished off with a very, very light dusting of Benefit Bluffdust to further counteract the redness, and tone down shininess.

On Louise’s eyes, I wanted to use lovely shimmering golden apricot shades, to complement her skintone, and to really make the blue in her eyes stand out. I applied MAC Naked Lunch as a colourwash all over her lid up to the brow bone:

Then we added just a touch of MAC Patina to the outside corner, and as an eyeliner, I used Cargo’s Plant Love shadow in Sparrow:

Louise’s lashes needed a little definition – actually, everyone’s lashes need a little definition, mascara should totally be everyone’s desert island beauty product, if you ask me! – so we added a coat of Louise’s own Boots mascara:

Then we moved onto blush, and we used MAC’s Prism, which is a lovely coral-y peach shade:

Once that was in place, we added a touch of Bobbi Brown’s lipgloss in Rose Sugar, and the look was finished:

Here’s the before and after, just look at the difference in those eyes!

Pictures by Genna.