We’ve still got snow, although the weather is heating up, and today it’s raining away. I’ve been feeling a lot like wearing “glowing”, fresh-faced looks of late, and with the arrival of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in diffused light it was due time to actually do something. But what?
So I went through three weeks of posts over at glamour.com, looking for inspiration, and Lo! and behold! It came to me in the shape of Olga Kurylenko. I do feel she looks somewhat washed out here, probably from the muted lips and
lack of understated blush, and obviously, we’ve got very different features. I wanted something fresher, with slightly more definition of my eyes. I personally feel they are my best features, along with my cheekbones and lips (whenever I remember to smile) so I put a bit more focus upon the eyes, adding a slight flick, and no foundation. Instead, I opted for my regular Naked Skin BB cream by Urban Decay. Let me walk you through it.
As usual, I started out with a clean, moisturised face, and UDPP in Eden. I used two palettes for the eyes, UD’s Naked and Naked Basics. I applied Sin on the movng lid, blending it into Walk of Shame that I applied from crease to brows. I didn’t want full-on, in your face, discoball shimmer, just some glow, and so I went with Buck in the crease to deepen, and then using Naked to blend and even out any lines.
Using an angled brush and Smog I lined the upper lashline before lining eyes further using UD’s 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Rockstar, adding a flick at the outer corners. Not entirely pleased I took the same angled brush to the liner, evening out any gaps and adding some more of the bronze shimmer to the dark purple of Rockstar.
I then applied mascara, my fave Maxi Lash by Guerlain, BB cream and UD’s Baked Bronzer in Baked to the edges of my face as well as my cheekbones. I filled in my brows using Naked2 and Faint Clarins Instant Light Perfector underneath my eyes and topped it all with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in diffused light. I applied Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector, before deciding it was too glossy and opted for Guerlain Rouge G in Georgia instead.
What d’you reckon? Diffused light getting the job right?