I was filmed the other day as supporting actress to my baby (random because he’s not with an agency, but fun all the same). I was told I would have my make-up done and that it would be natural. It was so natural it looked like I wasn’t wearing anything. It was then I discovered that there is a difference between “natural” and “subtle”. I was inspired to try the no-makeup make-up properly this time, both by my experience and the Bobbi Brown masterclass that I attended.
The make-up artist:
- Stippled foundation only where needed to even out my skin tone and blended it out;
- Applied two different shades of matte eyeshadow – one neutral and the other to define the crease to mimic the natural colouring of my eye area;
- Applied a tiny amount of blusher;
- Used a natural pink lip colour and a touch of clear gloss;
- Defined my brows using brow gel only;
- Applied a couple of coats of mascara, and
- Finished with a dusting of powder to eliminate shine.
No contouring and no eyeliner. No eyeliner! I don’t have any photos of myself because I didn’t want to look like the over-excited mum. My baby was the star after all.
I tried to copy this by using:
- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Golden 6 only where needed to even out my skin tone and buffed into my skin using my Real Techniques buffing brush
- Benefit Boi-ing industrial strength concealer in shade 4 applied with my EcoTools airbrush concealer brush;
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in 65 Pink Gold applied to my eyelid only using my No7 eyeshadow brush
- Kiki Ultimate Pen Long Wear Eyeliner in black along the top lash line instead of mascara (see my No Mascara Hayfever Make-Up post)
- Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Heather all over my lips instead of lipstick, as this is the natural colour of the darkest part of my lips;
- A touch of Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss;
- L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Dark Brunette;
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar applied to the apples of my cheeks and blended out using my Real Techniques blush brush; and
- Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Soft Honey using my Real Techniques duo-fiber face brush.
It actually felt good to achieve proper no make-up make-up. Surprisingly, I felt quite confident even though I was wearing the bare minimum and for once, I didn’t get distracted and end up wearing blue eyeliner!