How I created *that* makeup look for Somerley’s ‘Dutch Masters’ styled shoot

I have been asked how I created *that* makeup look for Somerely’s ‘Dutch Masters’ shoot by quite a few clients now, who want me to recreate a version for them for their grand estate weddings.  Which is so flattering that they admire my work in the first place (I get a little teary when someone says they’re a fan!)  And so exciting, as I simply loved creating this look for international model Emelie Stenman.

So here is a little run down of how I did it…

I started with the eyes first of all – creating a deep smokey eye using browns from MAC namely Brown Down, Handwritten and Brun.  Then used Amber Lights for the middle of the lid to give it that golden shade that photographs so beautifully.  I then lined the eyes and put on some Eylure false eyelashes to finish.  Neatly filling in the brows with shadow, I then went onto the base.

I used two primers and a facial serum in Orogold 24k Vitamin C Booster, to lift the skin – also using Urban Decay’s Vitamin spray.  I then created a bespoke foundation for Emelie to allow her skin to breath whilst covering – which she loved the feel of.  Finishing with concealer, a little contouring and a highlighter.  A pop of blusher from Bobbi Brown in Peony on the cheeks, I then used a setting powder all over very lightly.

To finish I used two lipsticks from MAC in Rebel and Ruby Woo, with a touch of Dazzleglass in Funtabulous (now discontinued) to complete the look x

Photography by Ikonworks