JULY 2011

L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2011 – Grand Finalist’s Make up.

This year, for the second time, I had the pleasure of working with talented hair stylists from York’s leading hair salon – Fifty 50 Hair Design & Technology. Being a stylist and makeup artist behind Jess’s look inspired by fashion and make up trends for A/W 2011, I would like to share with you all how to recreate this make up following my step by step guide .

Step 1

Prep the skin with FIX + by MAC

Step 2

Moisturise. On Jess I have used DEPSEA MOISTURE by SHU UEMURA

Step 3

Prime the skin with pro primer, here I have used BASE DE PRE-MAQUILLAGE by INGLOT

Step 4

Apply foundation. I have used this time DOUBLE WEAR LIGHT by ESTEE LAUDER to even out Jesse’s skin.

Step 5

For problem areas around the eyes, nose or blemishes, if needed, blend in concealer. Here I have used 2 different ones. From PRO pallet by INGLOT and TOUCH-EXPERT by TERRY

Step 6

Dust the T-Zone with powder. I have used MINERALIZE SKIN FINISH by MAC. I also used SHEER FINISH LOOSE POWDER by BOBBI BROWN under the eyes area.

Step 7

Comb the eyebrows with the brush. Fill in with tiny pencil strokes, on Jess I have used BEIGE BLONDE by MAC, finishing off with darker shade of brown eyeshadow and eyebrow wax from PRO PALLET by INGLOT.

Step 8

Under the eyebrows I have used TOUCHE ECLAT by YSL in order to accentuate the shape and clean lines.

Just before I start doing the eyes, I like to use ULTRA FINE TRANSLUCENT POWDER by CHANEL just under the eye area. This helps to clear any dust of dark eyeshadow falls without damaging face make up which was done already. Dust it off after your eye make up is done, it will highlight the face in a beautiful way.

Step 9

Prep the eyelids. I have used PAINT POT by MAC. Apply nude colour eyeshadow across the entire lid. Here I have used pigment by MAC in NAKED. Follow by mid brown matt mixed with copper matt eyeshadows applied only up to the eye crease, both eyeshadows by MAC. In the outer corner s and just underneath the lower lashes I have used dark brown eyeshadow from PRO PALLET by INGLOT

Step 10

Intensify the colour by lining black pencil along the upper lash line and smudge it. Finish off with black mascara, on Jess I have used waterproof DIOR SHOW by DIOR and soft pencil by GLAZEL.

Step 11

I have sculpted and shaped Jess’s face using SCULPT AND SHAPE POWDER by MAC. I also used it under the cheekbones together with BRONZER by CHANEL.

Step 12

Blend everything carefully. I have used again MINERALIZE SKINFINISH POWDER by MAC

Step 13

Prep the lips with primer. Here I have used PREP+PRIME LIP by MAC. Line the lips with a lip pencil, on Jess I have used LIP LINER by ESTEE LAUDER. Here I have blended 2 different lipsticks in order to match the colour appropriate for the whole look. One was TERRACOTTA by GUERLAIN and the other was copper by INGLOT.

I hope you will be able to recreate this super trendy look without any problems.

Aga Galat-Bracken