Think subtle, old school style, set in a time when men still came to the door to collect their dates and Billie Holiday crooned away softly in the background. Eco makeup artist, Emmily Banks, explains how to create timeless, natural glamour with her Vintage Boudoir Look.
Prep the skin by applying a small amount of your favourite dewy face serum, such as KYPRIS Antioxidant Dew Facial Serum. Press onto the face and neck, allowing 4-5 minutes for absorption. Then, apply Au Naturale Creme Foundation for a moderate, dewy coverage. Apply directly from the stick in streaks to forehead, nose, cheeks and chin, then use fingers to blend over entire face until an even coverage is achieved. Add more in the form of spot correction as necessary, to conceal uneven skin tone and blemishes.
For a soft sculpting of the cheeks, apply a few gentle sweeps of Ere Perez Pure Rice Powder ‘My Blush’. Using the Ere Perez Kabuki Brush to swirl the over both shades, then apply in a sweeping ‘C’ shape, beginning below the cheekbones and rounding up to temples. Finish with a light dusting of the forehead, nose and chin.
Next, give the cheeks a shimmery, blush of romance with Au Naturale Creme Blush in 'Sweetheart'. Apply directly to the apples of the cheeks and blend using fingertips
Add some extra glamour using Kjaer Weis Illuminator in ‘Dazzle’ to create a luminous glow to the top of the cheekbones, centre of forehead, under the brow and cupid’s bow. Apply directly from the stick and blend carefully with fingertips.
To keep the eyes bright and open use INIKA Mineral Eyeshadow in ‘Peach Fetish’. Apply a light dusting to the entire eyelid using INIKA Vegan Eyeshadow Brush to create a flush of nude pink.
Next, add a generous liquid eyeline using INIKA Liquid Eyeliner Black. Flick up and out at the corner of the eye to create the beautiful vintage glamour and then take it to the next level with a few good coats of Ere Perez Waterproof Mascara for extra thick lashes.
Last but not least, frame the eyes with perfectly shaped brows using the EcoBrow Defining Wax of your choice. Using the EcoBrow Defining Brush, apply wax in short, flicking strokes with the angled side of the brush. Finish with the spooley side, brushing the brow upward and blending to ensure all gaps are filled.
No vintage boudoir beauty is complete without the perfect pout. For a creamy colouring, use Axiology Lip Crayon in ‘Serene’ to achieve an elegant nude with a soft blush of pink and complete with a light lick of Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss Clear.
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