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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS…….IS A SMOKEY LOOK

ALL  I  WANT FOR CHRISTMAS…….IS A SMOKEY LOOK

Kathrine’s Christmas Makeup can be done easily with just a few products. The first step is to make sure your skin is cleaned and prepped with your favourite creams and serums.

SKIN
Start with a good primer. One of my favourites at the moment is Marc Jacobs Perfecting Coconut Face Primer (1). I used it all over her face while concentrating on the T-zone and over the eyelids, so her eye makeup will last longer. I waited a minute or two and then proceeded with the foundation. I used Luminous Silk Foundation in 4.5 light neutral By Giorgio Armani (2). I applied the foundation with my hands to even out her skin colour (only a very small amount was needed as she is very young and doesn’t need heavy layers).

Afterwards, I powdered the T-zone lightly and the eyelids with Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish Micro Powder in 2-Medium (3). Then using Yves Saint Laurent’s creamy blush in number 6 – From Prude to Nude (4), I tapped it on the apples of the cheeks directly from the bar and worked it with my fingers. I finished the look with a light contouring using Charlotte Tilbury’s sculpting duo Filmstar Bronze & Glow (5) and the sculpting brush from the same brand, Powder & Sculpt brush from Charlotte Tilbury (6).

EYE MAKEUP
I defined her eyes with a black powder pencil all around her upper and lower lash lines and down on the water line using Lancome Khol in Black (7). Then, I applied directly the creamy eyeshadow all over the upper lid using Laura Mercier Caviar stick in Smoke (8), which I quickly blended with the synthetic flat eyeshadow brush from Shu Uemura (10). The creamy eyeshadow texture has to be worked quickly before it dries and this particular Smoke color has glittery particles for a shimmery dark effect. I also painted a thin line just under the lower lash line using Kajal D’Orient Eye liner by Laura Mercier (9) together with MAC eye brush 219 (11) to define and soften the edges under the eyes. I finished the eye makeup with two coats of black mascara from Benefit ‘They’re real’ (12).

For a modern smokey eye look, I like to erase hard edges and smudge and blend around the eyes as much as possible; you can use your fingers or any medium thin soft brush. Use Q-tips too as an alternative and add some individual eyelashes for a more dramatic look.

To balance Kathrine’s overall look with her Christmas glittery clothes, I decided to leave her eyebrows and lips undone. I applied Eight Hour lip balm from Elizabeth Arden on her lips and left her eyebrows natural. I brushed them up and kept them in place with a touch of hairspray. You don’t need to cover and paint all features of your face.

A beautiful glowing skin and soft smokey eyes can make your look a winner!

 

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