Makeup Application - 18th February 2018

Emily came to me wanting to update her makeup & help minimize the area of her eyelids. She's very lucky as she has nicely sized eyes, plenty of lid to work with & her lips are beautifully full but if using the incorrect makeup shades you run the risk of making these features look oversized & out of proportion with the rest of the face. However, when the correct colours are applied then a balanced, flawless look can be achieved.

There is a video you can watch on my Face Book page of me applying the makeup & the photos below show the finished look before & after I added a little more around the eyes. The purple scarf Emily is wearing in the second lot of shots really enhances the colours I've used & makes a lovely photo. The last shot shows the products I used.

All the products I used were from Jane Iredale 'The Skin Care Makeup', which I love but I also used a Becca highlight/lowlight pallet, which is a beautiful golden colour & works perfectly on all skin types.

I started with the D20 spray, which is great for hydration & setting the minerals. Using two shades lighter & darker in the BB range I was able to highlight & lowlight before adding the main base later (I used the flocked sponge to blend). The lemon lid primer was great for Emily as she tends to get slightly red eyelids & a primer is also great for oil control & creating a base for your eyeshadow (concealer brush). Under the eyes I used Circle Delete 2 which has more pink undertones so helps to conceal & diminish dark circles (I applied with a concealer brush but gently blended & pressed in with my ring finger). For Emily's base I used the Liquid Minerals in Radiant & the Pure Pressed Base in Golden Glow (foundation & handi brush). I used an eyeshadow pallet called 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes'. This contains pink/purple shades, perfect for Emily's green/hazel eyes, a black, great for lining & adding drama & a glittery gold, perfect for highlighting. Although I used the lightest shade all over the lid & up to the brow bone, I then lined the upper lash line with the black/brown pencil & then used the medium purple shade over the entire moveable lid (leaving a little of the lighter shade in the inner corners). I used the darker purple shade in the crease & the same black/brown liner under the bottom lashes. I added a little of the glittery gold under the bottom lashes at the inner corner (eye shader, crease, eye contour, delux shader brushes used). To finish off the eyes I applied a small amount of the 24Karat Gold Dust in Champagne to the very centre of the lid, which in the right light gives a very gentle sparkle! Using the Dome brush I applied Sheer Honey blusher to the cheeks & the Becca high/lowlight pallet to the cheek bones & just below the cheeks (blush & oval blender brushes). Emily isn't used to wearing a lot on her lips so we wanted to keep it subtle. I, therefore, chose to use the Just Kissed range as this gives a gentle look. We went for NYX, which helped to compliment the purple shades used (lip brush). I finished with a spritz of the D20 spray. For more information on the Jane Iredale products please visit my blog page 'How is Jane Iredale Different?', which will be available to view in March. Alternatively you can visit

After taking a couple of photos I decided that a little more around the eyes could be added so I did a touch up & took some more shots.

Both Emily & I were really pleased with the results & she had some great comments from friends & family. It's really satisfying to be able to offer such a pleasing service.

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