Of all the Red carpet looks we’ve done together, this is definitely one of Thandie & I’s favourites
The event was the Baftas in 2008 and Thandie wore a stunning asymmetric Alexander McQueen dress.
For the base, see post here.
We love blush, and it’s especially complimentary when applying dark make-up as it adds an appearance of health and vitality to the complexion, lets you get away with a little edginess..
Here I used a sweet pink blush in Peony by Bobbi Brown .
Begin eyes by
painting a line with Chanel Stylo Effect Eyeshadow pen in Black Stream along roots of the upper eyelashes and smudge underneath the eyes around the outer corner, this gives the rock edge to the pretty flick. Miaow.
I also used it to shape the eye by using a touch of the old ‘half-moon’ technique, popular in the 80’s when the shadow of the outer socket line is accentuated.
Next, I used a very fine artist brush
(from artist supply stores) dipped into L’Oreal Superliner
to paint a super fine, yet sharp line at the very root of Thandie’s lashes. This trick ensures that you can really blend the smoky smoulder of the Stilo Eyeshadow down underneath the eyes without them dragging them down, ghoul-style.
I used the Superliner straight from the tube with it’s own brush to create a thicker flick above the upper lashes but I neatened up and perfected with the fine artist brush.
When this was dried Thandie curled her lashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers.
Next up-lashings of mascara! Underneath, on the top, all around the lashes. I find it’s always best to apply carefully, yet speedily as mascara is designed to dry quickly, and that’s when it forms tacky clumps.
So use a mascara with a good brush and wiggle from roots to tip, getting the product on evenly and liberally whilst separating the lashes at the same time.
I used Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara in Black/Brown
The trick in getting the ‘rock’ element,
is knowing what to leave undone, and in this case it was the lips. So just a slick of balm is often the thing-or -to add that subtle hint of 60’s,
try Becca’s Ultimate Lip Colour in Nude.