HOW TO DO QUICK MAKE UP???

Yesterday I had a pleasure to do make up for a lady on her birthday day. She was going for a party with the closest family and friends. She had a beautiful eyes and skin and I couldn’t stop myself to ask her to take a picture on the end for my blog. Luckily she agreed 🙂 

We had only 30 mins to do the full make up and smoky eyes. I quickly refreshed her face with Marrocan cleansing milk and then rose water from Chantacaille. Then I use La Mer renewal oil because her skin was dehydrated and on top of that I used moisturising cream from La Mer.
Not heaving much time I quickly picked up minimum of the products which I was going to use on her. I have started the make up from the eyes. It is better when you have to do smoky eyes then you know that if some eyeshadows drop on the cheek you can clean it without touching the foundation. Her eyes had dark shadows so I used orange concealer from Cover Fx because as you probably know orange colour corrective concealer reduce darkness on the face, not only around the eyes. And then on top of that I used the creamy concealer from Cover Fx G Light to make her colours looking the same. The next step were eyeshadows. To brights up her eye lid I used Dusk eyeshadow from Laura Mercier as a base and then Bamboo on the half of the eye lid follow by Noir Laura Mercier as a smoky finish. It looked really nice on her. I finish it off with the Chantacaille Le Stylo Ultra Slim Liquid  Eyeliner.
Then it was the face time. I started from a bit of experimental point by mixing Surrat foundation with Chantacaille Liquid Lumiere Brilliance so the foundation got glow and radiance bust. Then we used a bit of Laura Mercier blush which is called Lush Nectarine and finish it off with Chantacaille light loose powder.
The last thing to do was the ladies lips. We decided to make them natural because she had strong eyes so I used Chantacaille Nuance lip liner and lip chic Primrose. Very beautiful colours.
That was a really quick full make up. Lovely for evening dinner or just meeting up with friends. 

SUMMER TIME… BRONZER TIME…


Summer time is definitely here. Everyone can say so. Even if it’s the end of August we are in the middle of really high temperatures.  It is a lovely hotel weather with the sun out.  Some of us are on holidays in even hotter countries but some of us do not have time or just can not afford to go abroad.  In that case we are staying pale, our skin do not have any glow, we do not have any colours on it. We look in the mirror and we think how to bring a sun kissed effect to our face? What to do to give the skin a bit of brown colour?
You need a bronzer! A good bronzer which helps with all above questions.
Recently I have noticed a lovely summer edition of bronzer from La Mer. Lovely, luxury packiging and lovely colour.
You just need to know how to use it to make it look as natural as possible.
The easiest way to apply bronzer on your face is an idea of the number 3 on you. The picture next to the La Mer bronzer shows the quickest way possible to apply it. You just need to do number 3 starting from your temples and drawing the number 3 of your bronzer on your cheek and going to jaw line.
Later you repeat it on the other side but you drawing  it like letter E.
For the beginner this is the easiest and the quickest way to do that. Remember not to overdo it with bronzer. Use small amount because you can always build it up.
I love bronzer! It brings a bit of colours to my face. Makes me look healthy and tanned.
You can also use it as a blush on your cheeks. Mostly I advice to use bronzer as a blush for someone who has a rosy cheeks. Yellow undertone of the bronzer calming down the redness on the face.
You just need to try and you will definitely see a big difference on your skin. Winter time is also a good time to use bronzer. Make us feel and look much much better. 

GRADUATION MAKE UP 

Few weeks ago I had a great pleasure to do a make up on a very nice lady who just had her graduation. The make up had to be quiet simple but at the same time visible. Not too much but also not too little.

The make up what I did on her is a bit like half smokey eyes and soft pink lips.

Starting from completion:
I cleaned the face and refreshed it with toner.
I used a moisturising cream to prepare the skin for the primer and foundation and used an eye cream as well.
Next step was an illuminating primer from Laura Mercier.
Then I started to apply La Prairie Anti-aiging foundation number 100.
Concealer from Surratt number 3 was a great base under the eyeshadows and under the eyes.
Next one was Bronzer 01 from Laura Mercier
And then blush in Barely Pink.
Devotion highlighter from Laura Mercier made a lovely glow on the lady skin.

The eyes were mostly done with Surratt eyeshadows. Love the tuxture and colours and the way how they blend. I applied truffle, ingenue, bruno noir, chamois and Surratt eyeliner plus Laura Marcier Faux lash mascara in black on her eyes.
I used secret brightening powder from Laura Mercier to set up Concealer and give a bit more brightness to the eyes.
For the eyebrow I used really lovely and easy products from eyeko which is called Brow boost.
I set up whole make up with translucent powder from  Laura Mercier.
To finish it off I used Rose lipstick from Laura Marcier which gave a lovely light pink on the lady’s lips.

The final effect was I think really good. Not too much, not too little as well. She looked just amazing and she felt good as well.

DO YOU NEED A GLOW IN YOUR LIFE???

Of course all of us need a glow, radiance and sparkles not only in our life but also on our face. Glow and radiance these are two things what bring healthy look to our faces.
We feel better when our face is smooth and nice.
Strobing is the new contouring which helps to achieve that look. Strobing is a more professional name for highlighting.
In our summer collection I would love to show you my favourite highlighters which impressed me this year.
First one is LA MER highlighter which is very luxury and smooth. Looks lovely and is nice and shiny. Brings lots of sparkles to your face. Plus the packaging is just in normal. Very silver, classy and very luxury.
Another one is a beautiful summer edition from Laura Mercier. Four colours which are suitable for different skin tones so that means we can not go wrong with the variety of the shades. We have devotion, seduction, indiscretion and addiction. You can choose one or two, more pink or gold. It is really up to you.
Probably by now you are thinking how should I use it???
That is a very good question!!!
You should use it on the cheek bones, as a triangle on the forehead, top of the nose and chin. Under the post you can see the picture how to apply highlighter on your face. It is the easiest way to do that.
You can also use it as your eyeshadows to brights up the area under your eyebrows.
Remember there is no rules with the make up. You can have fun and play with all the things. You can even introduce to the word something new.
Enjoy your play!