Firstly, I just want to say thank you for all of your lovely comments on my last post like this which was my editing makeup look. Incase you missed that post, I will quickly fill you in! Max Factor created the Many Faces campaign with Gwyneth Paltrow which showcased her different looks, from the business woman to the rock star's wife. I got the chance to work top makeup artist Caroline Barnes to create 3 different makeup looks for myself for different occasions. So today I am going to share my second look with you: my red carpet makeup look!
Recently I have been lucky enough to be invited to a few red carpet events, choosing which makeup look to wear can be tricky and recently I have been playing it quite safe with neutral colours. Caroline showed me a great way to rock a red lip without it looking "too much".
I chose the All Day Flawless foundation, as I need good coverage for photographs so my skin looks as perfect as possible. I also went for this foundation because it has amazing staying power. My favourite product in this makeup look is the cream masterpiece eyeshadow in Coffee, it's literally the only eyeshadow I have used on my eyes and it looks so lovely! I would never of thought of keeping it that simple and just using one product on my eyes (aside from mascara). I used the shadow all over my lid and underneath then blended with my fingers. For mascara I used Clump Defy, this gave me volume and length and made sure my lashes looked fluttery and not stuck together. Caroline and I initially chose a red colour for my nails, but then felt it was too "matchy matchy" with my lips, so opted for Ruby Fruit; a beautiful deep ruby. On my lips I layered Ruby Tuesday lipstick with Passionate Red Giant Lip Pen - these products both have amazingly smooth and hydrating textures, but still manage to last a really long time on the lips. For blush, I knew I needed to keep it simple, so I swept a little Subtle Amber across the apples of my cheeks.
What do you think of this makeup look? I love the glamorous red lip, but my favourite part is the eyeshadow! I love that I just have a cream softly blended all the way around my eyes, it has such a subtle, soft and smoky effect.
There's only so many posing pics I can take of myself before I pull a silly face! haha
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know what else you'd like to see on my blog, I'm thinking of doing a few personal posts just letting you know what I've been up to, so let me know if you'd like that!
•Thank you to Max Factor for sponsoring this post.
I hope you're all having a great weekend. If you are in the UK like I am, I'm sure you are enjoying the sunshine!
I thought I would put up a quick post about what I wore to the Iron Man 3 film premiere, as so many of you asked me on twitter where my dress was from and what makeup I was wearing!
Firstly, I just have to say a huge thank you to Marvel Studios for inviting me. I think it's because they know how much my fiancé Jim and I LOVE all the Marvel films :D I had the best time at the premiere. The red carpet was super exciting and Jim and I got to meet lots of our subscribers as they were waiting in the stands to spot the cast of the film! I love meeting you guys so much. The film itself was brilliant. It is now my favourite out of all three of the Iron Man films. I loved how gripping the storyline was, but it was lighthearted at the same time with some real laugh out loud moments. I feel so happy when the whole cinema laughs or claps!!
Anyway, on with the outfit...
Picture by Joe Alvarez
I hired this beautiful red silk dress from Wish Want Wear . I love this website, because I don't think there is any point in spending a fortune on a dress for an event or premiere that I probably won't wear again! Also, it means that I can choose from an amazing array of designers, this dress is by Halston Heritage. I love this designer as I find their dresses really suit my body shape.
Picture by Joe Alvarez
Since the dress was such a statement, I decided to keep my hair, makeup and jewellery really simple. I wore Nars Sheer Glow foundation set with Rimmel Stay Matte powder (powder is essential on the red carpet!) I sweeped MAC Shroom eyeshadow across my lids and contoured slightly with MAC Charcoal Brown eyeshadow. I also used this eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows. I applied a fine line of Maybelline Black Gel Liner along my top lashes for definition, then lashings of Maybelline The Falsies Mascara. I contoured my cheeks with a Burberry Bronzer and used a tiny bit of MAC Frankly Scarlet blush. On my lips I wore a gorgeous gloss from Chanel, number 166. On my nails I wore NOTHING! 5 minutes before heading to the red carpet I noticed I had bright pink chipped nail polish on so I quickly removed it!
Let me know in the comments what you guys thought of my look for the Iron Man 3 premiere! Also, let me know if you like this kind of post and if you do, I might do more of them!
So last year Gwyneth Paltrow signed to be the face of Maxfactor, I think she is absolutely beautiful so was very happy when I heard this news! I have always liked Gwyneth but I particularly love her in the Iron Man movies...so excited for Iron Man 3 to come out this month! The Maxfactor campaign with Gwyneth is quite interesting, a team of makeup artists led by top makeup artist Pat McGrath created many makeup looks for Gwyneth inspired by her many persona's, such as "The Business Woman", "The Rock Star's Wife" and "The Writer". This is now known as the Many Faces project. I love this idea so much, as I hope it will inspire women to be more creative with their makeup and not get stuck in a rut! Gwyneth's looks help her to portray different statements ie. "I am electric", "I am expressive" and "I am amplified".
Maxfactor asked me if I would like to create 3 diverse makeup looks for myself with the help of makeup artist Caroline Barnes. Since I am a huge fan of Caroline as a makeup artist (I have actually assisted her in the past) and love the Many Faces campaign, I of course said yes!
Over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing with you the makeup looks Caroline and I created together, so here is my first look:
This is my "editing look". This is the makeup look I wear when I am sitting at my computer at home all day, doing admin, editing videos, writing my blog, popping to the supermarket etc. I don't always wear makeup on these kinds of days but when I do, this is the look I go for. Caroline and I created this exact look together using Maxfactor products...
Caroline suggested I try the CC cream as it has a little bit more coverage than a BB cream but is not as heavy as a foundation. I have fallen in love with it! Although I have to say my favourite product of this whole look is the Miracle Touch cream blush in Soft Pink. It is SO pretty. I love that it blends so well and the colour lasts all day. Caroline encouraged me to try Black/Brown mascara for a more casual look and I don't know if it looked majorly different to my usual Black mascara, but it felt nice to try something new!
I painted my nails with the shade Desert Sand. I have never really tried nude nail polish before, but I really like it! I am so rubbish at painting my nails so all credit goes to my sister for how great my nails look! haha
What do you guys think of the Many Faces project? Will it encourage you to try different makeup looks on different occasions? And what do you think of my casual editing makeup look? Let me know in the comments!
Today I'm here with a newly released product from Bobbi Brown, created after becoming a popular request from her users and make up fans. Essentially, this is their brightening lightweight concealer but in a clear tube and with the addition of new shades! The concealer is specifically aimed to brighten and lift the eyes, and this it certainly does. It covers shadows and any blueness under the eye and leaves the eye area looking hydrated and healthy with a slight luminosity to the concealer which helps you look really awake!
It's very soothing and light which makes it perfect to use round the eyes and gives a fresh and youthfully radiant finish. The applicator means that you can apply as much or as little as you want and in exactly the areas that you want it. Although it is amazing for brightening, if you feel that it wont provide you enough coverage then it is recommended that you can follow it through by using the creamy concealer (which I love) afterwards if you feel you need it. For a bit of sciencey information then it is formulated with hops and liquorice extract to cover circles and then vitamin C and bamboo extract to brighten and even out skin tone.
The natural coverage comes in shades of Peach and Bisque, I have been using the shade Bisque which is in the pictures.