I seem to have a reoccurring obsession with faces - I've always loved studying them, especially the eyes and expressions, the lines. I used to draw them when I was a teen.
Now, having successfully, and sadly, caged the artists in me, I just look at photos. Some of them, ironically, are from the fashion shows, with the make-up and all - I guess, this has something to do with the paradox of living in a female state of mind.
The made-up faces that attract me the most are all very natural, the no-make-up-make-up kind, not only because I prefer the bare look, but it also seems the easiest one to achieve (as I naively believe). This idea created by Diane Kendall with MAC for Carolina Herrera Spring/Sumer 2012 is exactly what I am after - the face as nature intended, only flawless and polished.
According to MAC...
* Apply Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 with Foundation Brush No. 190 to lightly hydrate and even the skin tone
* Follow with Select Cover-Up using the brush as above, only where needed
* Use Powder Blush Brush No. 129 to apply Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pro Palette as a contour under the cheekbones
* Gently blend Sheertone Blush in Bllushbaby downwards on the checks in the Sculpt contour
* Finish with Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk dusted over the high planes of the cheeks to highlight
* Apply Pro Paint in Deep Brown with Shader Brush No. 242 over the eyelids and then blend upwards with a clean Blending Brush No. 217 to diffuse the edges
* Use Fluidline in Blacktrack applied with Eyeliner Brush No. 209 through the upper lash lines assuring that the inner corners of the eyes are not neglected.
* Add Dish It Up through the centre of the lip
* Apply Preferred Pink Trend Lipstick Palette with finger to finish the lip with a hint of shine
And lets not forget about the hair... Use Moroccanoil to tame the fly-aways and add extra shine.
Photo source: Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2012 via style.com