photo by Kris Atomic
photo by Kris Atomic
This London Fashion Week I was treated to my own makeup masterclass when I visited Max Factor’s Skin Luminizer suite at the St Martin Lane Hotel. Max Factor ambassador, and celebrity makeup artist, Caroline Barnes, took me through the ways in which I could perfect my skin, whilst leaving it glowing, and importantly setting it for a whole day of LFW. Caroline first applied moisturiser, and then a little primer around my nose, cheek bones and chin areas - this was to smooth out imperfections. Caroline then used a green-tinted makeup crayon to counteract any redness in my skin. We then used two shades of Max Factor Luminzer foundation - one tan and one porcelain - to get my exact shade. Having just returned from Menorca my skin in darker than normal so it was great to see how easy it is to create a custom shade using two foundations. As I get fairer through Autumn I can mix the ratios - a little more porcelain, a little less tan. One of Caroline’s top tips was to look at the skin colour of your chest, and use this as a guide for the colour of foundation on your face - mix your colour and work from your neck upwards. This way you get an even colour from top to toe. GENIUS. Previously I have definitely fallen for having too tanned of a face when my body is paler in the Winter. Never again! Finally, Caroline use a highlighter crayon to illuminate my cheekbones, brow bone and the centre of my nose. No Makeup Makeup - the Max Factor way.
As for the finishing touches - eyes, brows and lips, one of Caroline’s lovely colleagues gave me the Victoria Beckham SS15 runway look on my request. We went for a strong brow, copper eyeshadow and a nude glossy lip.
Having had my makeup done first thing in the morning, I ran off to my first appointments of LFW . . . and yep my NMM look stayed put the whole day.
Luminous skin is the perfect start for any beauty look. Whether you opt to keep it as bare as I did, or use it as a base to build a more dramatic eye or lip, it is definitely worth experimenting with with No Makeup Makeup. Max Factor’s skin Luminizer is a great high street foundation to get you on your merry NMM way.
The question now remains - do YOU dare to bare?!
Today's the last day of LFW for me! I have been having THE most awesome time, this season has definitely been my favourite ever, ever - what a way to break in my first full working LFW!
Tomorrow I will
definitely probably be putting my feet up, but whilst they're still in heels see my #FWIS on Instagram!
Have an awesome day all!
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