I wanted to do some occasion make-up which wasn't a heavy smokey eye or overly contoured face. My gorgeous model, Georgie reminded me so much of Lily Aldridge I decided to look at some of my favourite make-up looks of hers and re-create them. Click here to see the images.
I started with prepping Georgie's skin, after cleansing I added a boost to her skin with Liz Earles Skin Brightening Mask (Sorry about the pics Georg). This is one of my favourite products to use before an event or night out, it gives skin an instant boost and healthy glow. After this I applied Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream to the lips while I worked on the look:
The first look I created was a simple eye so I started by applying MAC Pro Longwear Paintpot in Painterly then IT Cosmetics loose powder to the lid for a smooth base for shadow. I kept the colour neutral and shaded in the socket line in Cork shadow from MAC with a white shadow across the lid. For the base I used Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation as well as MAC Pro Longwear Concealer under the eyes and to a few blemishes.
This look was all about the lip so after applying a single coat to the top lashes only I filled in Georgie's brows with MAC Brow Pencil then moved onto the lips...
Moving onto the lips I used MAC Absolutely It lipliner around the outer corners of the lip then filled in the colour with a mix of MAC Media & Diva for a subtle ombre lip which will enhance the shape. Not in keeping with the original Lily look, but I was inspired to a 1920's feel so applied a high colour blush to the cheeks using MAC Frankly Scarlet as I felt it complemented the lip and Georgies dark hair. I powdered down using NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder and highlighted the tops of the cheek bones using MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade
For the second look we went for sexy bronzed skin and a sultry feline flick with false lashes...
After taking away the bright lip and cheek I reapplied the base and concealed the lips using the same products as before as well as contouring with Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in the lightest colour along the high points of the face and under the eyes.
I wanted a little more definition in the socket so used Lorac Dusty Plum shadow then cleaned up with lid with white from the same palette. For a sexy Bardot inspired feline flick I used NARS Eyeliner Stilo along the whole top lash line, flicked out slightly and ran to the inner corner of the eye plus filled in the inner corner waterline for a clean solid look. Some more Mascara and Ardell Demi Whispies (I wish I'd have had other lashes to use which were closer to the original Lily look)
Lips were a mix of Spice lipliner and Honeylove both by MAC and 'strobed' using a highlighter from Benefit - Whatsapp along the tops of the cheekbones, down the nose and across the cupids bow. Finished with powder and another dusting of powder to set and finish....
Smoking hot for a Saturday night!