How To Style Your Makeup
For me makeup is just as important as an outfit itself. The simplest of pairings can bring the coolest of looks together but you have to think of all the other elements. When you add in one unusual and darn right incredible item of clothing your makeup has to be spot on. Getting your finishing touches right will take any simple outfit to the next level. All you have to do is add some contrast to the style recipe. How to style your makeup should be one of the main factors to perfectly finishing off any outfit.
I'm going to be writing more about the finishing touches to outfits and looks as I'm aware that I do this without even thinking. When I do makeup for myself, photoshoots, clients and students I always start with the outfit. I ask all manner of questions about the various colours in the mix to get an idea of what I'm going to produce. I do this for myself everyday without even thinking as it's second nature to me. I'm taking you all on a beauty through style journey from now on!
If you are wearing an all black outfit you really must make sure your makeup and the one key item compliments one another. This will keep the look fresh and avoid it looking really flat and boring. Look at makeup and the outfit as a whole. Look at the colours and see how you can incorporate them within your final look.
I've added sage green eyeshadow and a light autumnal berry lip to this look. I kept the eyes really soft and neutral. No black flicks as I needed more subtle and delicate makeup. You do really have to think outside the realms of your everyday makeup when you have a statment kimono like this one. I'd suggest you start trying to add a few more colours to your makeup collection!
The lining of this outfit was my inspiration for the makeup I created. I opted for a lighter shade of burgundy on the lips seeing as we are not quite into autumn just yet, even if it feels like we are! It also complimented my handbag in such a nice way.
My cheeks have a pop of cream colour to blend the look together. I added a little more than usual as it was a chilly day, and I wanted to look crisp and bright. If you look at your natural skin in winter you look a little healthier due to the pinkness in your cheeks! Fake it all year round with a pop of blue toned blusher!
Iv'e mentioned this before but if you're a little older cream blusher is the best option to give you a more youthful glow. It also won't sit in fine lines and wrinkles like powder blusher does.
Normally I would incorporate the nails in any look but over the coming weeks I'm keeping my nails bare as I'm trailing a new nail product. So for now my nails are all very natural. Very unlike me and the last time I didn't have gels on my nails was when I was doing my level 3 facial electrical courses many years ago. I hated it as my nails kept splitting and flacking. I have to say I'm loving the new (secret) product as my nails are incredible. Not one split since taking off my gels! For you girls wanting to add colour I'd suggest a rich sage green. Don't always go for the obvious plums or burgundy's!