As a model I learned how to leave an apartment in 10minutes, with the least amount of makeup products applied on my face as possible. People who cast a model for a shoot are interested of seeing a girl as an empty canvas. Some days I enjoy a dark smudgy eye or seductive cat-liner, but usually the everyday-look is nothing more than what you see above.
Glowing, natural looking skin with a fresh looking texture is number one result for me. After comes defined, upwards-brushed "bushy" eyebrows, which frames the face and gives a nice Tomboy-touch. My kit-must product for brows is Makeup Forever Aqua Brow that I use in shade 25. Though I keep looking at Givenchy's SS15 catwalk makeup and model Anna Ewers' lovely face, bleached eyebrows has that beautiful sun-kissed vibe (or alien) going on. Makes me wanna blond my hair again!
Lips on the picture above are carrying one of my favorite lip product Smashbox O-Plump that in addition to shine gives a little swell and color to your lips.
So here we are with the second look that I made when two of our friends came to dinner and for a bit of whisky and wine. I can tell you, the more I added, the more uncomfortable I became. I guess I wasn't on my more is more -days. On eyes I used Make Up Store's black cake eyeliner and again Urban Decay's palette shades "Half Baked" (have I told you it's my favorite for everything?) and on the outer corner of the eyes and crease of the eyelid shade "Pistol." But I gotta inform you, the Givenchy's Phenomen'Eyes Effect mascara (see the previous post) did a lot better job since I tried it on last time! I believe this product just needs a bit of getting-used-to, very well done eyelash-curling and long swipes with it's special brush from the beginning to the end of a lash.
The contouring is one of my favorite parts doing makeup. It gives an instant change, lift and more color. My favorite products are MAC's Pure Sculpture cream for under the cheek bones applied with fingers and MAC's Beauty Powder shade "Play it Proper" on the highest point of the cheek bones. On this look I used the same MAC Blush Cream "Lilicent" as in the first look, that is a pretty safe choice if you don't know beforehand which lipstick you're gonna use.
On lips I have Make Up Store's shade "Crown." I'm on a mission trying to find strong contestant for it. (I think upcoming MAC's Cinderella collection's lipstick "Royal Ball" looks pretty promising!)
So what are your thoughts? Do you believe an event has a need for a certain makeup? Could you choose to go for a night-with-friends without mascara or does the magic of applying your favorite products give an extra boost for the night? Does cat eyeliner only go with your party dress or also on your grocery store trips?
The photos are all un-edited, taken in a sunlight coming from my attic window.