To balance out the glamour of the dress, we went with pretty, "happy" makeup. A soft bronze eye, a warm salmony pink cheek and a soft pink lip. She looked fresh, radiant and effortless, three of my favorite red carpet components.
I used a liquid foundation and used a firm foundation brush to apply the base. I love using a foundation brush because I can control how and where I apply the product, and use it to thin out the makeup or build it up where I need it. I used the Beauty Blender, another indispensable tool in my kit, to distribute the foundation and to work it into the skin. A little of the cream blush on the apples of the cheeks added warmth and added a healthy but soft punch of color, and then added contour with the MAC Bronzer. I love to add a touch of contour to define the cheekbones, and the MAC bronzer looks very natural, which I love. It should just look like a little hollowing of the cheekbones, and should be almost undetectable.
For the eyes, I swept on the bronze color in the Dior palette using a flat, medium sized rounded brush over the lid, and then softly blended it upwards towards the brow. I used a crease brush to add depth in the crease of the eye, and then I swept a bit of bronze and deep brown under the lower lash line, softly smoking it out (I used the brushes in the EcoTools 6 piece Eye Brush set to do the eyes--they're soft and stiff at the same time, which you need for perfecting an eye).
I love a cool pink lip, and Chihuahua gloss from NARS is the perfect color. It looked easy and pretty and just added a bit of lightness to the look.
Armani Liquid Silk in #7
Illamasqua Cream Blush in "Rude"
MAC Matte Bronze bronzer as contour
NARS pressed powder in "Mountain"
Dior 5 Colour eyeshadow palette in "Earth Reflection" (bronze & dark brown)
Chanel Ombre Essentielle shadow in "Cinnamon"
Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil Primatif in "Basic Black"
Anastasia Brow Wiz in "Brunette"
DiorShow Extase in Black
NARS Chihuahua gloss
Prtty Peaushun in "Dark"