An alternative slant on a sophisticated look, this focuses on bold colours and is extremely versatile.
Starting with a clean base, apply a light moisturiser if your skin is dry, followed by a BWC foundation that matches your natural skin tone as closely as possible.The Beauty Without Cruelty new Ultimate Natural Foundations are ideal as they are water-based (ie non oily) and non-comodogenic, as well as being easy to apply and non-streak. If necessary, use a concealer on any blemishes or marks, then squeeze a little foundation on to the back of your hand and apply with a foundation brush or sponge starting from the middle of the face outwards. Don’t forget to go under your chin and over your ears so that there are no evidence lines. Finally apply a light dusting of either loose or pressed powder to finish the base.
Now apply a blusher – choose a shade similar to the shade you are when you are warm but not too “red”. Using the Angled Blusher Brush, load with a few dabs and then blow on it to remove the excess powder. Apply in a sweeping motion just under your cheekbone. Try to brush in one direction only towards your lips (but not that far!) - this gives a clean stroke of colour. Remove any unwanted colour with a clean brush. Beauty Without Cruelty Duo Pressed Blushers give you the option of a single shade or using the second shade to shape, shade and highlight.
Imagine your eye is divided as follows:
Use the Eye-Defining Pencil in either shade along the waterline, avoiding the inner corner. For this look, you will need three different eyeshadow shades in light medium and dark. For example, the Sensuous Mineral Eyeshadows Loose in the shades Serenity, Vanity and Lust. First, apply the medium shade to section 2 using a small brush such as the Angled Eyeliner Brush. Then apply the darker shade to section 3 and bring the colour round and underneath the eye using a brush such as the Fine Blender brush. Use the Deep Crease brush to apply a small amount of the darkest colour to the crease. For section 1, use a small fluffy Brush to apply the colour, making sure they are all properly blended into each other. Use a fine brush to apply the medium shade to section 4 or use a coloured eye pencil and lightly smudge it. The darkest colour should be on the outer corner to add depth to the eye. To complete the look, apply the Beauty Without Cruelty Full Volume Mascara to both the top and bottom lashes. Use upwards and outwards motions to separate the lashes and open the eye.