MODERN MAKEUP LOOKS FOR SUMMER
This summer, bold prints and electric brights reign supreme for fashion. And with such an explosion of contrasting colours hitting our wardrobes - it's important to pay close attention to our hair and makeup. Applied too heavy and it can easily appear overdone. But makeup applied too light, can also see the prints overpower you.
We asked resident Magpie Style makeup artist, Renee Hay, to share some tips on how to recreate the looks for our team during our recent summer photo shoots.
OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR
Bridget Hope, Wardrobe Director
"For this look I start with a light base of foundation/concealer and a light powder through centre of face only." says Renee. "This is followed by a cream base with the blonde shadow applied in the crease and blended so it frames the eye."
Wet Stila kitten eyeshadow and press it into the lid to create a wet look shine, then apply the gel liner to create a soft wing on the top of eye only followed by lots mascara. Finish with makeup-setting spray.
Hit tip: Framing the face with a strong brow will balance the strong red lip.
Contour lightly with the Nars Laguna bronzer and then highlighter on cheekbone. Finish with pink blush swept across the apples of the cheeks. Finish off with Nars Dragon Girl Velvet Lip Pencil. This is a pencil & lip colour in one and won't dry out your lips.
Pictured above: This look on Bridget is a classic Hollywood glamour look. A ruby red lip is the focus with a softly defined eye and glowing skin.
M.A.C strobe cream, NARS natural radiant long wear foundation in Santa Fe, BY TERRY hyaluronic powder , BOBBI BROWN creamy concealer in beige , BOBBI BROWN cream eye base in shore , BOBBI BROWN golden pink creamshadow stick, STILA kitten eyeshadow, BOBBI BROWN blonde shadow, BOBBI BROWN black gel liner, M.A.C zoom lash mascara, HOURGLASS arch sculpted brow pencil in soft brunette, NARS Laguna bronzer , BOBBI BROWN Pale pink blush, HOURGLASS ambient lighting powder in luminous light, NARS dragon girl velvet lip pencil.
Pictured above: M.A.C strobe cream $34 from MAC Cosmetics
Pictured above: M.A.C Extended play lashes $42 from MAC Cosmetics.
Pictured above: NARS dragon girl velvet $43 lip pencil from Mecca Cosmetics
Pictured above: STILA kitten eyeshadow $28 from Mecca Cosmestics.
DAY SMOKEY EYE
Marga Bastings, Stylist
"On Marga I started with strobe cream, then foundation/concealer and followed with a light dust of powder through centre of her face." said Renee. "Then I used a cream eyeshadow as a base on her eye, then added a mix of matte and metal shadows from the Stila eye palette".
Apply a shimmery gold eyeshadow first, then a deeper bronze in the crease and an even deeper brown applied in the lash line top & bottom. Finish with a gel black eyeliner on top of the eye and lots of mascara.
Bronzer was brushed on the high points, cheekbones and down through the neckline. Highlighter was applied on the cheek bone and the blush on the apples of her cheek.
The sandwash pink lip colour at the end to finish the look.
Pictured above: Marga wears a smokey day eye and mid-pink lip with glowy skin.
M.A.C strobe cream, NARS natural radiant long wear foundation in Punjab, NARS radiant creamy concealer in custard, BY TERRY hyaluronic powder, HOURGLASS arch sculpted brow pencil in soft brown, BOBBI BROWN cream shadow in shore, STILA Matte n metal eyeshadow palette, BOBBI BROWN black gel liner, M.A.C zoom lash, BOBBI BROWN medium bronzer, BOBBI BROWN blush in sand pink, BOBBI BROWN high lighting powder in pink glow, BOBBI BROWN sandwash pink lip colour, NARS natural radiant long wear foundation in Punjab.
Pictured above: NARS radiant creamy concealer in custard $48 from Mecca
Pictured above: BOBBI BROWN medium bronzer $44 from Bobbi Brown.
Pictured above: STILA Matte n metal eyeshadow palette $78 from Mecca
Pictured above: BOBBI BROWN sandwash pink lip colour $29
Louise Heller, Fashion Editor
"On Louise, strobe cream was used followed by foundation/concealer & powder just through t-zone," says Renee. A cream eyeshadow in a bronze/gold colour on the lid, followed by a deep bronze in the eye crease and blended out. A deeper shadow under the eye, followed by a black liner along top of the eye then lashings of mascara added".
I used the arch brow pencil to create a strong brow to frame the face, and warming up the high points of the face and through the cheek bones with highlighter and added the pop of pink on the apples of the cheeks.
Last but not least the beautiful dusty pink lip added at the end which is a pencil/lip colour in one.
Pictured above:An edgy sultry look. Louise can handle a stronger eye and a contour to show off her amazing bone structure.
M.A.C strobe cream, ELLIS FAAS fast veil foundation, NARS radiant creamy concealer in custard, BY TERRY hyaluronic powder, HOURGLASS arch sculpted brow pencil in dark brunette STILA Matte n metals eyeshadow palette, BOBBI BROWN black gel liner, M.A.C zoom lash, NARS laguna bronzer, BOBBI BROWN sand pink blush, BOBBI BROWN high lighting powder in pink glow, BOBBI BROWN dusty pink art stick
Pictured above: ELLIS FAAS fast veil foundation $126 from Mecca
Pictured above: NARS Laguna bronzer $63 from Mecca
Pictured above: BOBBI BROWN dusty pink art stick $29 from Bobbi Brown
FRESH AND DEWY
Stacey Harris, Customer Relations Manager
"Stacey only needed a small amount of foundation/concealer and no powder to keep the glow." says Renee
"I applied a gold cream eyeshadow on the lid and the wet the brush with setting spray and pressed the shimmer shadow on top. This creates a wet look gold. I then followed with a rich brown liner in the top lash line with lots of mascara".
Using a bronzer to frame the face, highlighter on cheek bones and a light dusting of pink blush on apples.
"I strengthened Stacey’s brow with the brow pencil then applied the soft pink lip".
Pictured Above: Stacey has the most amazing skin so she doesn't need a lot of makeup on her to give her a fresh natural look. Her look is effortless and relaxed.
M.A.C strobe cream, NARS natural radiant long wear foundation in Santa Fe, BOBBI BROWN creamy concealer in beige, HOURGLASS arch sculpted brow pencil in soft brunette, BOBBI BROWN long wear cream shadow stick in sand dollar, BOBBI BROWN eyeshadow in champagne quartz, BOBBI BROWN gel liner in espresso, M.A.C zoom lash, NARS Laguna bronzer , BOBBI BROWN Pale pink blush, HOURGLASS ambient lighting powder in luminous light, BOBBI BROWN Pale pink lip colour, MAC strobe cream
Pictured above:BOBBI BROWN Pale pink blush $32
Pictured above: BOBBI BROWN eye-shadow in champagne quartz $27
Pictured above: BOBBI BROWN Pale pink lip colour $29
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