The Beauty Desk: How to create a natural look for Spring
PUBLISHED: 11:58 15 March 2016 | UPDATED: 20:14 05 April 2016
This month Rebekka talks us through how to create a natural look for Spring using some of her favourite beauty products.
Step 1: Mix Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer with NARS Illuminator in Copacabana, before applying to the skin. This creates a luminous base before using a damp Beauty Blender to buff Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 3.5 into the skin.
Step 2: Apply Benefit Boi-ing Concealer if needed under the eye and on any blemishes. Also buff into the eyebrow area. If required, set the concealer with Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent.
Step 3: For subtle contouring, use Smashbox Contour Sticks in the hollows of the cheeks and either side of the nose. Blend to create a natural shadow. I then ‘bake’ the area underneath the contouring with Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent. Leave a layer of the powder on this area for 5-10 minutes. The heat from your skin will set the foundation, and gives more definition to the contour.
Step 4: Using an angled eyebrow brush, sketch Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake in Gaze into the brow and then brush over with Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper and Hair Touch Up in Brunette.
Step 5: Brush off the translucent powder from the baking. Using the Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye and Cheek Palette, apply the shade Desert Rose to the cheek and layer Pale Pink onto the apples. Blend with a fluffy powder brush.
Step 6: Using the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow in shade Brown Metal across the lid and blend outwards. Add the same product in the shade Silver Heather into the inner corner of the eye for a brightening effect.
Step 7: Curl lashes and apply two coats of Maybelline Mascara Volum’ Express in Turbo Black. Add Nyx Wonder Pencil to the waterline to brighten the eye.
Step 8: (Optional) Using Duo False Eyelash glue, apply a thin line of glue to Eldora False Eyelashes in H167, and leave for 60 seconds to go tacky before applying to the lash line with tweezers.
Step 9: Using Maybelline Colour Sensational lip liner in the shade Sweet Pink, draw a line around the lips and then fill in. Top with Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint.
Step 10: For that must have glow, use a fan brush to apply theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer over the cheekbones, brow bone, tip of the nose and the cupids bow.
Step 11: Set the look with Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation – 3.5: http://www.illamasqua.com
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer – 01: http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk
NARS Copacabana Illuminator: http://www.narscosmetics.co.uk
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Translucent: http://www.boots.com
Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake – Gaze: http://www.illamasqua.com
Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper and Hair Touch Up – Brunette: http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow – Brown Metal and Silver Heather: http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint: http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk
Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer: http://www.boots.com
Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio: http:///www.smashbox.co.uk
Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye and Cheek Palette: http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk
Eldora False Eyelashes – H167: http://www.eldorashop.co.uk
Maybelline Mascara Volum’ Express - Turbo Black: http://www.boots.com
theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer: http://www.feelunique.com
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray: http://www.urbandecay.com
Brushes: Zoeva Makeup Artist Zoe Bag http://bit.ly/1LPH90h
Videography: Beatrice Tetteh
Tutorial: Rebekka O’Grady
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