One of the most underrated but key component of outfit building – is make up. Fashion and make up go hand in hand, you can’t really have one without the other. You’re never really fully dressed without your face beat and your hair did, right? I find that so much emphasis is put into the fashion aspect, with the beauty side considered secondary when I think it deserves just as much focus.
So here I am, shedding some much needed light to the art of make up – and some little tips and tricks I’ve learnt along the way. And to help me better demonstrate is one of my current obsession – the latest collection and recently launched in Australia – is beauty giant, Sephora.
You may have noticed I’ve been really getting into this whole beauty thing, as an addition to my styling and outfit posts. I know there’s make up gurus and beauty bloggers aplenty, alongside fashion bloggers, but very few bridging the gap between the two – and that’s what I’m here for. I’ve always loved wearing make up, and over the past six months have really stepped up my beauty game. Trying new products, techniques and brands. And one I’ve recently developed mad love for is Sephora’s very own line of cosmetics.
Sephora launching online here is major – it means I’ve got access to thousands of amazing beauty products, right at my fingertips. Finally! And to coincide with this milestone is a little beauty editorial using Sephora’s own range of products exclusively sold at sephora.com.au. For this look, I went for a classic and signature winged eye with bold red lips. Ideal look for almost any outfit, any occassion, any time. It’s quite easy to recreate, and you can find all products at Sephora.
Starting with the base. I never – and I recommend you to also never – wear make up without a good primer. This one has the most amazing texture – it’s smooth and matifying, helping your foundation to glide on so easily and aiding in even and clean coverage.
Then there’s the foundation. I like one that lasts and still looks fresh after a long day – accompanied with a powder that lasts equally as long. So I’ve opted for the 10 hour foundation and matifying powder that eliminates that greasy shiny look. And I’m not a huge contouring fan, to be honest I’m not that into the caked on, airbrushed look (I like to see at least a little bit of texture on the skin) – besides I find my facial features don’t work too well with heavy contouring, so my little trick is to use a lighter shade concealer or highlighter on the centre of the forehead, under they eyes and top of cheeks, down the centre of the nose, under the eyebrows and a little on the chin. Here I’ve used the Smoothing and Brightening concealer perfect for this effect.
Then there’s the eyebrows – which I would fill using the eyebrow kit, using the lighter shade at the inner ends then transitioning into the darker shade a quarter of the way all the way to the outer ends. Don’t forget to define those babies with the brightening concealer! Next is the wings – and to ensure its smudge proof I use the Classic Line 24 hour pen liner which is easy to control and lives up to its name. Then mascara – no eye make up is ever complete without luscious lashes! This one gives you a dramatic curl, which really opens up your eyes.
And last, but not least – and my most favourite part – is the lips. I’m a sucker for red lips, I own almost every shade of red you can imagine. I find that matte textures work the best and last the longest, also helps create the perfect pout and gives the illusion of fuller lips (pretty much why I always opt for red). This one is my favourite item of the range – the Cream Lip Stain in ‘Always Red. So fittingly named!
So that’s my Sephora make up of the day. Hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about my routine and the way I’ve put this look together. Thanks to Sephora, you can recreate any of my make up looks at sephora.com.au – and at such a great price range for the amazing quality!
Smoothing Primer – $17 – here
Smooth and Bright Concealer – $22 – here
Classic Line 24 Hour Eyeliner – $18 – here
Eye Brow Kit – $25 – here
Outrageous Curl Mascara $20 – here
Cream Lip Stain in ‘Always Red’ – $20 – here
Photographer // Jesse Maricic @ ONPOINT.
Model // Micah Gianneli