Bella Heathcote is such a stunning girl. It's always a pleasure to get to work on her face. She can really wear makeup, and it's fun to play with her look. She wore a white Gucci dress to this event and we could have really gone in any direction; strong color on the lip, color on the eyes.... fresh and pretty or killer vamp. In the end I went for a little of both. I gave her a bit of a "dolly" look with the eyes and added a warm rosy lip so it was fresh and not washed out. Her skin is a dream and I love to make it look luminous and glowy. I do love a fair skinned girl and she is the fairest of them all....
After I moisturized Bella's skin. I used a foundation brush and the Beauty Blender to apply the foundation, applying the product in the center of the face and then blending out towards the edges of the face. I used a touch of concealer under the eyes and along the bridge of the nose, the luminizing concealer also acts as a soft highlighter. After setting the foundation with powder, I applied a bit of the bronzer from the Blush Subtil palette under the cheekbones and used the pale pink color as a highlighter. For the eyes, I swept a metallic taupe shadow on the upper lid just up to the crease and then blended it into the skin so there was no border. I used the black liner on the upper lid, starting with a thin line on the inner corner of the eye which got progressively thicker toward the outer corners of the eyes, and then smudged a bit of it into the lower lashes under the eyes using a small tapered brush. I used a metallic grey liner to line the inside of the eyes and very tightly to the lower lashes. I was going for a "dolly" look with the lashes so I used 3 coats of mascara on the top. I wanted to use mascara on the lower lashes so there would be definition, but I wanted it to be subtle, so I used a beautiful purple mascara. I love the way it's a little touch of color that no one really notices but me! Instead of going with a nude lip, I wanted to use a fresh reddish pink. So that it wouldn't look too strong or overwhelming, I patted on lip balm first, and then patted on the lip color. It's a bit more than a stain but less opaque than a lipstick.
Armani Luminous Silk #2
Lancome Teint Miracle Instant Retouch Pen #2
Lancome Absolue Powder Radiant Smoothing Powder Absolute in "Ecru Light"
Lancome Blush Subtil Palette in "Rose Flush"
Lancome Color Design Infinite 24 in "Timeless Taupe"
Lancome Le Crayon Kohl in "Gris Noir" & "Black Ebony"
Lancome Hypnose Drama in Excessive Drama
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes in "So Purple!"
YSL Rouge Volupte in "Caress Pink"