How I created *that* makeup design for our Botanical styled shoot

I have to admit I had a bit of a struggle with coming up with a design concept for our botanical styled shoot, shot at Highcliffe Castle in early January.  At the beginning I wanted to go very dark with the eyes with a red berry lip, but felt this wasn’t right for the light modern style we had decided to run with.  Instead I went for a very girly, deep pink eye using colours from the new Urban Decay Naked palette in no.3 – complimenting this with a light pink lip and contour…and here is how I did it!

Starting with the eyes I primed the lids using a Too Faced eye primer, then used Urban Decay no.3 naked palette to create a deep pink smokey eye which bled out into a light sparkly pink on the inner eyelid.  Lining the eye in a black/brown eyeliner, and adding false eyelashes by MAC – the eyes were complete.  Going onto the base I had to use quite a bit of coverage, primers and highlighting cream – purely for the fact that it was sub-zero temperatures in the room we were shooting in, and poor model Sophie was turning blue!  Trying to add a little warmth in the face with blusher and a nice contour seemed to perk the skin up a little.

Finishing with a sweep of MAC’s Politely Pink lipstick completed the look x

Photography by New Forest Studio