Get The Look

Stumbling around the World Wide Web this afternoon, I came across this rather gorgeous picture of an unknown [at least to me! If you know her name, please tell me!] alt girl with a shock of silver hair and a fierce selection of tattoos. Her make-up also really intrigued me – I love that she has used a powerful statement colour such as red eye shadow and yet still created an ethereally romantic shot.

So, how would I get this look?

Source: http://kristalikowski.4ormat.com/

FACE: Create a smooth base by applying Matt Primer liberally with an Illamasqua Foundation Brush. Apply Skin Base in a pale shade [try 02 for a super fair finish] and buff in to the skin using an Illamasqua Highlighter Brush.

Minimal contouring and highlighting keeps the skin looking fresh and natural – a sweep of Powder Blusher in Naked Rose low on the apples of the cheeks give a doll-effect.

EYES: A light layer of Concealer in 105 will create the perfect base for any eye make-up – and it’s currently only £5 in the sale! – take it right up to the eye brow.

Using a large, fluffy brush [try Illamasqua Blending Brush II currently only £15 in the sale] lightly dust on Powder Eye Shadow in Toxic over the entire eye lid and up to the brow bone. Next, apply a layer of Powder Eye Shadow in Daemon, blending up into the toxic, but stopping at the crease. Blend the shades together using Illamasqua Blending Brush II. Under the lash line, smudge Medium Pencil in Severe – a deep wine red, perfect for lips and eyes – and then smudge in some more Powder Eye Shadow in Toxic around the eye, blending as you go.

A slick of Precision Ink in Abyss adds depth to the look, and finish with Eye Brow Cake in ‘Motto’ for an ashy blonde brow.

LIPS: To lock out the natural colour of your lips, sketch Medium Pencil in Elate [a pure white pencil] around the lip line and fill in your lips. The creamy consistency is non-drying and will allow your lipstick to be even longer lasting! This pale lavender shade is gorgeous with the model’s skin tone – try Lipstick in Liv for a similar shade.




Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

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