Tutorial : flawless skin & dark lips
This week-end, I attended a themed Birthday party : Berlin Underground. The perfect timing to test a new make-up style, well actually make-up (dot!) considering these days my beauty routine pretty much entails blush and white mat powder…A themed Birthday party doesn’t have to mean “Halloween, round 2” and no way i was going to feel “disguised”. I think we all agree that the idea is to keep it feminine and attractive while playing the game. So, I chose a punk glam look, made of a short playsuit in black velvet, fishnet stockings with a rose pattern, and laced-up booties (aren’t we way more comfortable with flats ?! #TheParisianAtHeart). So, I got all my attire from Tophop for a super reasonnable amount – and let me tell you the best part is I will definitely be wearing these pieces again, after the party !
And now, let’s get to the make-up part: pale skin, dark violine lips and eyeliner.
I start with the completion using Anti Age completion L’Effaceur from Maybelline, with a light and hydrating formula that is ideal when aiming for porcelain skin.
I apply it first on the T zone, that is the face median (front, nose, chin) and underneath the eyes for a bit of brightness. Then, with a large flat brush (I use MAC 150 brush), I apply a white matifying & covering powder (Studio Fix NC25 by MAC) all over my face. After this, I use a small flat brush, applying the same powder tapping a little on the eyelids, the corner of the eyes (usually a little darker from circles) and the nose bridge.
To hide any tiny imperfections, I use the camouflage cream by Make Up For Ever which is quite covering. At this stage, if you start looking a little like Morticia Adams, you are on the right track 😉
Last step to finish the skin, the contouring. To accentuate the punk look and create the illusion of an angular shaped face, I apply my brown eye shadow (matte shadow n°6 by Clarins) with a powder brush (MAC 134 brush). I use it on each cheek starting from the ears down to the cheek bones and the laterals of the nose bridge.
One I’ve finished the completion, time for the eyes – I apply an eye base (NARS) on the blinking eyelid to help the make-up be long-lasting. Then I draw a black eyeline with a beveled edge brush and a fluid gel (BlackTrack by MAC) that I personally find easier to apply than an eyeliner pencil. Make sure to always start with a thin line from the inside towards the outside of your eye, without hesitating to mark the line several times for a better definition to achieve wider, elongated eyes with an almond effect. To create a lightnening effect I apply a nude eye shadow slightly irridescent (matte eye-shadow n°1 Clarins) on the rest of the blinking eyelids and arches. I then use Bourjois mascara for a final touch, enriched with khôl – perfect for an intense black look and its new brush which nicely spreads between the lashes starting from the roots and stretching for the most amazing long lashes effect 🙂
So, what’s the verdict ? Do you like this look? Feel free to write me if any questions via the comments below.