I’ve been obsessed with Lisa Eldridge’s book ‘Face Paint, The Story of Makeup’ recently, if you’re ever in need of makeup inspiration then this book is perfect. I was flicking through the other day and came across one of Lisa Eldridges makeup muses, Twiggy. I’ve always loved mascara that give my lashes a heck of a lot of volume, and seeing this image of Twiggy inspired me to do a wearable Twiggy-esque look. I wanted to make this look a little more dramatic so I added a dark berry lip. I’ve only just started exploring NARS products, and this NARS Velvet matte lip pencil in Damned is a pretty good introduction! It’s such a beautiful rich purple and it applies so easily. No need for lip liner, just whack this on and you’ve got yourself an impressive statement lip. This look is a lazy girl’s dream, punchy yet achievable with minimal effort!
I applied a light amount Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wonder Foundation all over my face and my eyes with a Real Techniques Buffing brush. This brush is great as it allows you to really work the foundation into your skin. I then used Revlon Colourstay Concealer under my eyes, and then on any blemishes. A really good brush for pinpoint concealing is the Real Techniques detailer brush, it’s a flat pointed brush that allows you to be so much more accurate when concealing. Then as per, I used the Soap & Glory bronzer to lightly contour. I only used a small amount as I wanted the focal point of this look to be the dark lips. For blusher I used Chanel Joues Contraste on my cheeks. When wearing a dark berry lip it’s incredibly easy for it to wash out your face (especially if you’re pale), so a dab of blusher is essential.
I filled them in with a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Cocoa. Again, as the focal point is going to be the lips, make sure not to overdraw them, fill them in just enough.
The eyes are super simple! First I worked Kiko Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner in 03 into the roots of my upper lashes to create some definition, then smudged it out with 226 Smudger Brush from Zoeva. I cannot recommend this brush highly enough for smudging out eyeliner! Then I curled my lashed and layered on tons and tons of mascara, on my top and bottom lashes. I used Benefit They’re Real because it gives the most amazing volume and doesn’t flake off when you apply more layers on top of the first. The best thing about this look is that the clumpy look is what you want to achieve. So if you have a slightly older mascara that’s slightly dried out, it will probably work even more in your favour!
No lip liner needed, the beauty of this lipstick is that it’s in the shape of a pencil which makes it incredibly easy to apply. I put Damned all over my lips, blotted, and put on another layer to really vamp up the colour. Although it’s matte it’s not drying at all, but remains smooth and creamy. After this lipstick is on you’re good to go!