We hit Madrid in traditional style last night but first, (predominantly beauty lovers I presume) I shall tell you a bit about the part before the food and flamenco-her red carpet look…
Jennifer has enviably child-like skin so I used a small dab of Mymix foundation in M1 (“oh my god, what’s that you just put on my face-I love it”) placed in the centre of her face and blended outward with a sponge (or brush, or fingertips) .
Jennifer loves looking tanned so to keep it on the subtle side, I used Chanel Bronze Universal with a short-haired, rounded blusher brush around the edges of her face, accentuating her contours. I then used my favourite Spring blush; Blush Horizon De Chanel onto the ‘apple’s of her cheeks. The cool pink ensures that bronzed faces keep chic, fresh and healthy-looking.
Skin was ‘set’ for the flashbulbs with Smashbox Loose Powder in Banana on the T zone only (my rule; never, ever make cheeks matte!
For the eyes, I began by smudging Top Shop’s Brown eye pencil in a wide line along the base of Jennifer’s top and bottom lashes (lining the bottom doesn’t suit everyone so experiment to see if it’s right for your eyes) to create depth before adding a soft, wide smoulder using the ‘chocolate-aubergine’ shade in Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Eclosion.
I love blending, blending is everything-especially with red carpet make-up. I have a wide selection of all-important soft eyeshadow brushes; everywhere from Mac, to artist paint stores that I use to create the perfect ‘socket line’, a key detail to creating soft, large eyes.
I used Chanel Ligne Extreme in Black for a subtle Bardot ‘tick’ followed by the obligatory Shu Uemura Eyelash curl. Chanel Inimitable Extreme is a dense black with a gimmick-free brush that thickens without allowing clumpy build-up.
No red carpet kit is worth it’s status without individuals, otherwise known as ‘individual eyelashes’. They are incredibly effective as you can see in her pic above but I admit they are hard to master on oneself but as the Dalai Lama said (something along the lines of, perhaps not about lashes admittedly) ‘Never give up. And never give up’.
Lips were first treated to Chanel‘s Rouge Coco Baume and topped with a fine veil of Rouge Coco Shine in Candeur.
I’ll tell you what we did later on in my next postcard from Madrid HERE.
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