Smoky Purple Glitter today….
This was the look for Ashley Isham’s Autumn/Winter Collection 2012/13 and I love it!! The sultry make-up and slicked hair went perfect with the sexy and glamorous dresses.
The look was created by Makeup artist Thomas De Kluyver using Cosmetics à La Carte and I think it is a perfect look for that special party or night out!
HOW TO RE-CREATE THE LOOK:
The skin has a really dewy and fresh look so the lighter the base the better. I used MAC Strobe cream-£12 to give a nice luminous glow and then used MAC Face and Body Foundation-£25.50. I used my fingers to apply my base as it helps to bring the blood flow to the skin giving it more of a natural glow. I powdered very lightly using Kryolan Translucent Powder to take away shine, but not take away the dewy effect. If you feel you have over-powdered, use a damp sponge to dab the face and bring it back.
The eyes are very sexy and smoky so we want a good base. I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly because it isn’t greasy so it doesn’t crease on the lid. I then used a Sleek matte black eyeshadow (it doesn’t necessarily matter which brand of eyeshadow you use) and pressed this all over my lid up to the crease. Using a round blending brush, I added a small amount of product and swept this on the outer corner of my eye to create a slightly winged effect. Without adding any more product I then blended back and forth across my crease to give a really soft smoky effect. For the gold in the corner I used Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Electrum and just dabbed it on using a small round brush. I then lined my eyes with MAC Kohl Pencil in Smoulder and added mascara.
I firstly lined the lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Naked, this helps to give a really crisp edge when adding colour. I then filled in my lips using Max Factor Colour Collections in Flame Tree and dabbed Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Brilliant over the top to give a beautiful shine.
For the cheeks I used Sleek’s Contour Kit in Light just under my cheek bones to create a natural contour and then highlighted on top. I didn’t add any colour but you can do this if want to add more.
You can add false lashes to add more drama to the eyes.
This is a great look for a glamorous evening and also great to practice your make-up skills! Have a go :)
Why not try something a bit different this year and sizzle with some super hot metallics!? Metallics are so in this season and you could be bang on trend with this easy tutorial.
For my look I chose to use a bright copper colour. Copper is great because it compliments any eye colour and makes them pop. Other great metallic colours that are in this season include: Grey and Silver, Brown, Burgundy, Deep Blue and Deep Purple. Its all about the sultry naturals!
HOW I CREATED THIS LOOK:
To begin with, I took an oval brush and swept Barry M Dazzle Dust in shade 39, Tan, all over my eyelid. This is a great base colour for this look as it is very highly pigmented and a beautiful metallic beige.
Next, using the same brush, I took the bright copper colour from Sleek’s Original Palette. I brushed this from the outside corner of my eye inwards and blended in the middle of my lid to get a gradient from beige to copper. I then built this up until I was happy with the colour and blending. I then took a small flat brush and swept the colour under my bottom lash line.
With the same palette, I chose the shimmering black and loaded my small round fluffy brush. Very gently I placed this on the outside corner of my eye and blended inwards towards my crease in small circling motions. I then took my small flat brush and blended the colour into the copper on my lower lash line.
To complete the look I added eyeliner on my lashline using MAC’s Fluidline in Blacktrack and applied some mascara. You can dress this up by adding some false lashes for a glammed-up evening look!
This is the final look!
Hope you like it and have a go!