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For Diane I instantly thought of Lily Cole and Jayma Mays – how could you not with her long red locks and big brown eyes? So I used a combination of MAC products and a make-up brand called SRA for the face, blush and eye shadows. Pale skin is a great background for statement colours, so I created a bold, festive look with green eyes and berry lips. The trick with this look is to find a colour that suits you; like green or purple for redheads, and blend it out a little. Then add white eyeliner pencil to enhance the eyes and create a doe-eyed look! For a more intense look I made the colours bolder; gold is a great way to make a statement with your make-up. This fantastic antique gold colour cream by Bourgeois is called Survoltéel and I used it to enhance her eyes even more. On top of this I swept on thicker mascara and darkened the eyeliner. Finally I added gloss to the berry lips to brighten them a little.
Olivia Mackay created Diane’s looks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
L’oreal True Match Foundation in C2 Rose Vanilla £10.29
MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural in Medium Plus £18
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NW20 £19
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as concealer, and an eye primer before we popped eyeshadow on, and on the lips too £13
elf Studio Cool Bronzer for blush, bronzer and highlighter £3.50
Coastal Scents Neutral Palette to get a shade for the eyebrows $18.95
Urban Decay Book of Shadows : Volume 3 £30
elf Cream Liner in Black £3.50
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara in Black £15
MAC Lipstick in Creme D’Nude £12.50
Loreal Glam Shine Lip Gloss in 400 Juicy Rose Glow £6.99
MeMeMe Light Me Up Lip Gloss in Luminous £7.25
elf Flirty Eyelashes £3.00
First I popped some foundation on with a brush, then set that in with powder. Contour your cheekbones and the sides of your face with bronzer, then pop white powder or glitter on the tops of the cheekbones and on the cupids bow to highlight. Sweep blush on from the centre of the cheek and pull it back to the top of the cheekbone – DON’T SMILE when you’re doing this – it’ll make you look ten years older!
I filled in the brows with an angled brush, always choose a shade that’s one shade darker or lighter than your hair, depending on the look you’re going for. Prep your eyes with an eye primer, or just simple foundation to make the colour last for ages.
I then swept a mix of ‘Midnight Cowboy Rides Again’ and ‘Snatch’ across the lower lid with a soft eyeshadow brush. I created definition and shadow by popping a mix of ‘Rock Star’ and ‘Perversion’ in the outer crease socket edge (where your eye creases but on the outside edge). Pull this deeper colour up a little to create a cat eye shape. Press a little bit of ‘Uzi’ into the inside corner of your eye (just next to your tearduct) to give your eye a bright pop, and add a little just under the arch of your brow to emphasise it.
I then lined the eyes in a Marilyn Monroe-esque swoop with gel liner, softening the edges slightly with black shadow, and then I curled and defined the lashes with black mascara. If you’re off out partying add some sparkly false lashes too!
I cancelled out the colour of the lips with a concealer, and then glossed over with pale lipgloss for a super pale mouth – let all the focus be on the foxy eyes!
Photographer: Ben Goulter (Bengoulter.com)
Director: Rosie Steer
Make-up Artists: Emily Hague and Olivia Mackay
Models: Diane Cooke and Rosie Steer