I've just received these gorgeous images from an amazing photographer, Morgan Ellis Williams.
The brief was soft romance, I kept the skin clean and glowing using Illamasqua skin base and highlighted using MAC cosmetics strobe cream and touched up with their mineralize skin finish powder. I defined the eyes concentrating on the brows rather than layers of mascara and added a bitten lip look using a mix of vaseline tinted lip balm and a deep plum lipstick by Gerrard cosmetics.
Model: Georgina Whitlow
I'm back blogging after a few weeks away, I'm now somebodies Mrs and life has finally calmed down after our wonderful wedding. I've been really busy with weddings, proms and graduations but wanted to share with you some of my favourite images from this quarters WM Magazine shoot. I love the subtle highlight and bold colours. Perfect for the sunshine.
1. Prep your lips with a lip scrub, I absolutely love this bubblegum lip scrub from Lush, it smells and tastes divine, after scrubbing away any dead skin you can lick away the remaining sugar.
2. Moisturise your lips, vaseline works well or Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, do this before you apply eye make-up or foundation so you can give it a while to work its magic and soften up your lips. Once you have finished the rest of your make-up, remover any excess before continuing.
3. Okay, this is the magic bit, especially if you have small lips like me. Apply a thin layer of 'Sexy Mother Pucker' from Soap & Glory. When applied to the lips it gives a little tingling sensation and sends blood to the lips and plumping them out, Give it a minute or two, you can really feel it working then remove any excess, leaving a little amount on the lips.
4. Apply a lip liner. Depending on the colour lips you want, from nude to bright pink I would always say to use a lip liner, there are so many colours available you can't go wrong. It enhances a nude lip giving more definition and shape and will hold a stronger colour in place and stop any bleeding outside your lip line. For an easier application, try warming the pencil on the back of your hand before drawing on your liner as it will glide on a lot easier, particularly on cold winter mornings.
5. Lipstick. Lipsticks come in all forms of finish from matt through to a high shine frost, a popular every day finish would be satin adding a little bit of moisture to your lips. For an edgy, dramatic look try a matt lipstick in a deep plum or red, if you do want a matt look then you will ned to remove all of the lip plumper after step 3. Whether its for work or a night out, I would recommend getting a highly pigmented lipstick, it will last longer and have a truer reflection of the colour your aiming for.