Last week, Robyn and I had the pleasure of attending the Pickwick magazine, 1st birthday and issue four launch- which you may have read I worked on a few weeks ago. (If not, you can read all about it here!)
Although I’d shared a sneak peek of the cover image with you, today I can finally share the gorgeous inside editorials! I love the relaxed styling which complimented the natural hair and make-up perfectly.
I created model Rachel’s make-up using a variety of MAC, Illamasqua and Kryolan products- and it’s a really simple look to try at home!
I like to start with eye make-up, mainly so I can concentrate on one area at a time, and not worry too much about disturbing my base. I personally like to use a cream eyeshadow as a base for eyeshadow and on this occasion, I chose what I think is a discontinued Illamasqua product, but you could try their Cream Pigment in Emerge instead. Simply sweep over the entire eye using a synthetic brush, such as the one I use from Crown Brush, which is a bargain at £3.19!
Next, I added subtle contour to the eye socket, using a soft beige shadow from MAC called Orb. Using a fluffy brush, such as the Syntho range from Crown, start in the centre of the socket and work the colour back and forth. Be careful not to travel the colour too far into the inner or outer corner however, as this can ‘close’ the eye rather than ‘open’. The finished look should appear like a soft halo of colour once the eye is open.
To complement our contour, I added matte highlights to the brow bone using MAC Vanilla shadow (NOT pigment! This would be far too frosted for this look!) and Brulee to the lid space. You can apply these colours using the fluffy brush as before, just make sure you clean off any darker colours first! I then brushed through brows with a clean mascara wand, and added a touch of vanilla to the inner corner of the eye.
Softly contoured eyes, require a flawless yet natural base. I like to apply my concealer first to any necessary areas before buffing a lightweight foundation for a seamless finish. Kryolan’s Dermacolour wheel is a fantastic addition to a personal or professional kit, and can be mixed with a lightweight foundation to aid with blending. I like to use this concealer in conjunction with MAC Face and Body Foundation. Brushes are an important tool at this point, and I personally like to use both a flat and dual fibre brush to ensure the finish is as natural as possible.
Finally! It’s time for lips and cheeks! I once again took my dual fibre brush and buffed Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment into apples of cheeks and followed with Gleam Cream in Aurora for a stunning glow. To keep lips natural, I lined and filled in lips with MAC pencil in subculture and finished with a slick of Carmex.
Will you be trying a simpler make-up this Autumn?