Here’s a guide with all my make-up artist top tricks and tips on how I created this glowing, classic beauty look for ‘Caggie’!
Now, to create that perfect glow it all starts with the skin.
Make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturise your face before any full make- over, this will help when applying make-up to achieve that fresh faced look and it helps the make-up glide on and sit nicely. I use ‘Liz Earle’ skin care, I love all these products because they cater to everyone’s different skin care needs so you can choose the perfect product for you! The cleanser is not drying, it’s very hydrating and gentle on the skin, which will help remove any unwanted oils or make- up. The toner is brilliant for minimising pore size and it leaves you with this lovely fresh sensation on your skin after using it. We always need to keep our skin hydrated which is why having the right moisturiser is key to a flawless face! The ‘Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser’ works wonders at hydrating and smoothing the texture of the skin. I would recommend these products to everyone, and as a bonus it smells amazing!!
My secret to glowing skin!
When the skin is all polished and prepped we want to give it a little something extra to give that ‘ wow’ factor! This product is my secret to glowing skin! ‘ MAC ‘Strobing lotion!! It really is a girl’s best friend! This product gives your skin that natural highlight in all the right places. It’s easy to apply and suits everyone’s skin tone. This product is very popular so if you ever find you are in need of it, but it’s sadly sold out, never worry I have a backup!! ‘Clinique’ Hefty Highlight Chubby Stick, this product is smooth and creamy to glide across the skin and gives a really similar natural highlighted glow as the’ Strobe Lotion’ does. You can easily apply this chubby stick on all the areas you require that extra glow. It works under any foundation and still shows through.
Correcting our skin can sometimes seem tricky! What colours do we use? What suits me? How to cover dark circles?
Here’s my make-up artist secret revealed, ‘Clinique’ All About Eyes Concealer is my favourite product for dark circles right now. I find the consistency of the product has really good coverage and blends easily. When you are applying this product, a lot of people assume by putting a triangle shape of concealer underneath your eyes, it is going to solve your problem. It will not! However, if you look in the mirror and place your chin down and eyes forward, your circles will appear more and you will see a line on each side, which is creating that shadow effect we want to hide! Focus the product just on that line and blend out. Conceal in the inner corner of your eye as well, because where the position of our nose is, actually creates a natural shadow when the light hits our faces, causing a shadow effect. So having concealer on the inner corner will give a reflecting purpose and help brighten the look of eyes! Also on the outer corner of our eyes, you will find we tend to get darker around there. Just use a stippling motion (dabbing) with your concealer and blend out towards the hair line. Applying concealer in those 3 main places will 1). Save you a lot of extra product! 2). Leave your concealer looking more natural and less noticeable on the skin and, 3). Lighten the eye area completely!
Once the skin is corrected it’s time to add a little more colour back onto the skin . I used the ‘Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua’ foundation. This is a water based foundation that will help it last longer throughout the day, which is what we needed for our indoor/outdoor photoshoot! It’s great in all-weather as well! I used my ‘Morphe’ foundation blending brush to get an airbrushed base. The more you ‘buff’ a product, the heavier the consistency will appear on the skin. Using buffing motions is so much better than sweeping motions when applying foundation as it will avoid you removing your lovely correcting work you have done under the foundation.
My favourite, EYES!
Next up, my favourite, EYES! Now when doing a heavier eye make-up I will always do eyes first before foundation, because you are naturally going to get ‘fall back’ from where the eye shadow falls down when applying it heavier to the lid. For Caggie, I wanted to bring out the beautiful hazel tones in her eyes, and intensify that. Using warm golden/copper tones will definitely do this. To create a smouldering look to the eyes I used a warm, smokey brown colour rather than black. I used this colour to exaggerate the almond eye shape as well. TOP TIP! When using any shimmer tone such as the gold/copper, you want to make sure you are patting the lid with the shadow instead of sweeping it, as this will help the pigment in the shadow show stronger and it gives an even application! I used a ‘Morphe Taupe Palette’ for the eye shadow colours. With any smokey eye we need to finish it off with a really gorgeous full lash! Caggie has got really full lashes naturally, so we didn’t need any false lashes! I used the amazing ‘Charlotte Tilbury’ Full Fat Lash mascara in black. A little top tip! If you ever smudge mascara, never try to wipe it straight away, wait till it dries, then get a cotton bud and wipe away and it should just crumble off and not smudge your eyes!) The perfect brow has to start with my
The Brow Effect
Beverly hills’ DipBrow Pomade, with an angled brush to create a softer brow effect.
To sculpt the perfect face shape, I like to use ‘Morphe’ highlighting and contour powder palette and give that sun kissed effect! Placing my darker tones on all the areas the sun would naturally hit and contouring under the cheek bones for that lifted effect. I adore highlighters! The highlighter I used for this look was the ‘MAC crème highlighter’ called ‘Hush’, it’s a pearl tone and looks great on all skin tones. It also gives that dewy look to the skin as well, I use this on the cheek bones, brow bone, down the centre of the nose and across the cupid’s bow of the lips.
Last, but not least – Lips!
The eyes are subtle but still striking. You never want to compete with eyes and lips! Always pick one that’s going to be more statement than the other. So I used ‘MAC – Stripdown’ lip liner which is a brown, nude colour. Inside the lip liner, I used a mixture of ‘MAC – Taupe + Velvet Teddy’. MUA top tip! If you have a lip colour that you love but wish it was Matte, just tap some translucent powder over the top of the colour on your lips and the lipstick will instantly turn matte texture, without changing the actually lip colour.
Finishing this look with a light ‘ MAC’ blot pressed powder to take away any unwanted shine. There you have it, the beautiful Catherine Dunlop wearinga fresh faced, golden beauty make-up look!
– Chanel Vitaluminere Foundation
– Concealer ‘Clinique’ all about the eyes.
– Morphe Taupe eye shadow pallete
– Charlotte Tilbury mascara “Full Fat Lashes”
–‘Anastasia Beverly hills’ DipBrow Pomade
– ‘Morphe’ highlighting and contour powder
– Mac Lip Liner – Strip down
– Mac – Velvet teddy + Taupe
– Mac highlighter – Hush
– Mac Blot powder pressed