Posts tagged spring/summer
Posts tagged spring/summer
I spent a couple of days last week in Manchester at Pro Hair Live working with hairdresser Lisa Shepherd and her fantastic team. Lisa’s show was all about upcoming trends in hair colour and the war between pastel and neon shades.
I wanted to create a make-up look that reflected this trend but was still very wearable on the high street, so I went for something very fresh and clean with just a pop of bright neon colour on the lips.
I wanted skin to look healthy and glowing, and I used only cream based products in neutral tones on the cheeks and eyes so everything blended seamlessly together without creating any matte texture. I also added a little gloss to the eyelids to create a dewy look, and kept brows as natural as possible, just brushing them up slightly and setting them in place.
I think this is a great way to experiment with the neon trend for spring/summer. By focussing the pop of bright colour to just one area of the face and keeping the rest of your make-up pared back it keeps the look quite young and very wearable.
Skin - Illamasqua satin primer, MAC Face and Body foundation, MAC Studio Sculpt foundation
Cheeks - Illamasqua cream pigment in Hollow
Eyes - NARS smudgeproof eyeshadow base, Illamasqua cream pigment in Hollow, Illamasqua sheer lipgloss in Explode
Lips - Illamasqua lipstick in Flare, MAC lipstick in Girl About Town and Outrageously Fun.
Festival season is upon us, which means we have the perfect excuse to set aside normal beauty rules for a few grimy days.
To me, festival beauty should be low maintenance, youthful and fun! With limited access to running water or a decent mirror, your make-up look should be easy to apply and even easier to remove with a just a face wipe.
So with this in mind, here are my top tips for staying beautiful at this summer’s festivals!
The Look: Fresh skin, nude glossy eyes and a statement lip!
Get the Look:
* Ditch full coverage foundations and switch to a tinted moisturiser or BB Cream. Remember that you won’t have fancy face wash, cleanser, toner, exfoliator etc, to remove heavy foundations effectively so after a few days your pores will be clogged up and your skin will feel horrible. A lighter tinted moisturiser will even out your skin tone without feeling too heavy.
* Sweep a little bronzer or peachy blusher onto the apples of your cheeks for a healthy glow.
* Keep eyes natural! Apply vaseline to your eyelids to create a bright eyed, glossy look and define your lashes a bit. If you have very fair lashes think about getting them tinted before you go, or just add a tiny slick of mascara.
* Inject a bit of fun into the look with a bold lip colour! Experiment with bright pink, fuschia, orange or purple to keep the look on trend.
* Keep hair looking and smelling reasonably fresh with a dry shampoo, which will remove grease and add volume when rubbed into the roots of your hair. Hide dishevelled hair under a hat!
My Festival Beauty Essentials:
* Sun screen
* Tinted moisturiser
* Bright lipsticks
* Baby wipes
* Face wipes
* Hand sanitizer
* Dry shampoo
Some images from a recent spring/summer editorial shoot, which took place in the very grand Soho House, former home of industrialist Matthew Boulton. I also turned my hand to the wardrobe styling for this shoot. A special thanks to Scene for lending out their menswear.
Photographer: Adam Fraise
Models: Charlotte and Jens