I recently put out a call on my blog for volunteers for makeovers, and the lovely Rebecca from Le Salon de Beaute had volunteered almost before I’d finished writing the post! Take a look at her blog if you get a chance, it’s a lovely one, and I’m a big fan.
Anyway, this is Rebecca refusing to give me her best “Prisoner Cell Block H” impression.
I was a bit nervous during this makeover, as Rebecca is a talented makeup artist in her own right, so I was really putting my amateur skills to the test here.
As always, we start with the base. Rebecca has very pale skin, and I had a little trouble matching her up with my small foundation supply, but the nearest match we came up with was – once again – Max Factor Seamless in Porcelain:
It’s evened out her skintone well (it’s a foundation I use a LOT), but I can’t help thinking it’s just a touch too warm on Rebecca’s skin.
We had a fun time picking out some colours to use, and eventually we decided to do something a bit different, and went for a pink and burgundy smokey eye. As a colour wash, I used ELF’s Shimmering Facial Whip in Pink Lemonade:
It’s a lovely soft pink shade that you can use anywhere on your face, and it makes a nice eyeshadow base too.
It’s not as scarily bright as you might think on the eyes, and I thought it was a lovely, brightening shade. In order to smoke it out, I used Korres 77s eyeshadow in plum, which is a lovely burgundy, and an eyeshadow that I use very often. I used it as a liner, and to define the outer V of the mobile eyelid and into the crease:
I then finished off the eyes with a sweep of Bourjois Ultra Care mascara (full review of that coming soon!) and added a little of MAX lipgloss in VI to Rebecca’s lips: