We asked you to send us pictures of your favourite Star Look from which we'd choose one and break down the look for you.
This week's Star Look was sent in by Annadene Swanepoel who chose a pic of actress Natalie Portman sporting natural make-up.
This look will work for you if you have...an oval, square, diamond or heart shaped face, but not round
light brown to dark brown hair
eyes that don’t have heavy skin dropping over the middle eyelid area
medium to full size lips
What you need...foundation offering light to medium coverage
eyeshadow primer or concealer
chocolate and soft beige eyeshadow
cream coloured highlighter
white eye pencil
soft pink crème textured blush
natural lip colour lipstick
What to do...
1. After a light application of foundation, prime the eyelid area with a heavy layer of concealer or an eyeshadow primer. For dark eyeshadow colours, the more you prime the lid, the better the colour will blend and stay.
2. Only use translucent powder on the eyelids to set the primer and on areas where the skin is oily, for example, the T-zone. But don’t take away the natural glow of the skin!
3. Take a little chocolate brown eyeshadow on an eyebrow brush and lightly sweep through the eyebrows for a little definition.
4. This look is all about the eyes, so spend more time here. Starting with the chocolate brown, apply this close to the lashes all the way around the eye (instead of using eye pencil), shade the eyelid and extend this shading diagonally out and upward on the outer eye areas. This adds great ‘lift’ to the eyes!
5. Use the soft beige on all the edges of the chocolate brown edges, including the lower eyelid, so soften edges and create a ‘smoky’ effect.
6. With the cream coloured highlighter, enhance the brow bone with a sweep of light shadow from the beige to the eyebrow.
7. Use a white eye pencil on the inner lower eyelid to open and widen the eyes.
8. Apply a single, natural-looking coat of mascara and then add an extra layer to the top lashes.
9. Dip into your crème blush and using the middle or ring fingers, blend a natural rosy effect onto the cheeks. Don’t be shy with the size of the area, but do be very careful not to apply too much. The cheeks really need to look naturally rosy.
10. A quick application of a lip-pink coloured lipstick will just enrich the natural lip colour. Kiss off on a tissue – leaving just a stain of colour – and then apply a clear lip-gloss.
To achieve a controlled eyeshadow shape with soft blended edges, invest in a variety of eyeshadow brush shapes and sizes. Small firm tips are great for working close to the lash line, soft large brushes are best for highlighter and soft medium size brushes work well in the crease and for creating extensions out of the crease.
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