I love this time of year, there are so many fun events and it’s the perfect chance to glammed up. I recently had my make up done for the Kailis dinner with Natalie Imbruglia by Shinelle at Maurice Meade who is just AMAZING! It’s one of my all time favourite make up looks. I was also very happy to find out that Shinelle uses one of my ‘secret weapon’ products I’ve been using for years, Kryolan which gives a flawless finish. I asked Shinelle to share her make up tips and tricks and added a few of my own, so anyone can re-create special occasion make up at home this festive season. Thanks so much Shinelle!
Make up by Shinelle at Maurice Meade / Hair by Luke at Maurice Meade
Kryolan TV Paint Stick – One of my secret weapons against blotchy, problem skin! This can be used sparingly as a concealer or as a base and gives the most amazing flawless finish. Because you only need a tiny amount, it lasts for ages and ages. You can find Kryolan stockists here.
Nude By Nature Mineral Powder in Medium – I’ve been using this powder for a few years now. Most days I dust a little over my tinted moisturiser and I’m good to go. It’s great for keeping shine at bay and brilliant if you are prone to breakouts and problem skin like I am.
MAC Phloof and Mulch eyeshadow – if you only ever buy two eyeshadows, make it these two. I’ve been using them for almost ten years. I highlight the inside of my eye with a ‘V’ using Phloof and then use Mulch to line my eyes and shade in the crease.
NARS Rue Bonaparte Eye Liner – This is my other secret weapon for tired eyes. Applied on the lower inside lash line, it really opens your eyes up and makes them look fresh and sparkly. This is a great alternative to using white eyeliner which can look sometimes look a bit harsh.
Wasp Lashes – I use DL2 or DL3. Lashes are the quickest way to add glam factor to your make up look.
Alison Jade Mineral Gemstone Blush – I’ve been using this for a while now and LOVE it, it’s the perfect shade of pink. Top tip for applying blush, apply it only to the apples of your cheeks!
MAC Candy Yum Yum (Above) – This is my favourite bright, vibrant pink. Perfect for distracting attention from tired eyes!
MAC Lip Liner in Shock Value to go with MAC Candy Yum Yum
MAC Chatterbox (Below) – The perfect shade of pink, get this one in your handbags now lovelies!
MAC Lip Liner in Dervish to go with MAC Chatterbox
Make up by me for Oaks Day
If you have a special event coming up, you might like to book a Maurice Meade special occasion package where your hair and make up will be done professionally for you, making sure you feel all kinds of fabulous.
Happy make up loving lovelies!
A x x x x
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