Today I am going to go through all of the products I used to create this golden sultry eye on the stunning Alyss Morris-Meloni.
I always like to start with freshly cleansed, toned, moisturised and primed skin before applying foundation. It just makes foundation go on so much smoother. To prep the skin I used the Avène Micellar Lotion to freshen up and remove any other traces of makeup, followed by the Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray. Then I used one of my all time favourites the La Prairie Cellular Hydrating Serum to moisturise Alyss’s skin followed by the La Prairie Cellular Eye Contour cream for around the delicate eye area.
For foundation I used the Armani Luminous Silk in shades 4 and 6.5 applied to the face with a Tom Ford foundation brush. I absolutely love this brush because it is so soft and fluffy and it manages to get the makeup right into the skin leaving a seamless finish. I still like to press the foundation into the skin with my hands at the end because I find this makes it even more imperceivable.
Next is the eyeshadow, the beautiful Codes Élégants palette from Chanel that I just fell in love with. I started with the lightest colour in the palette and gave a light sweep over the entire eyelid up to the brow. Then I chose the more dirty gold in the palette to create shape in the eye contour focusing mainly on the outer third of the eye, making a sideways V shape. With a small fluffy blending brush I made little circles along the edge to blend the light and medium shades together.
Using Charlotte Tilbury’s Rock n Kohl in Barbarella Brown, I lined the top lash-line starting fine at the inner corner of the eye and slightly thickening the outer corner. I then went on with the darkest eyeshadow in the palette, the chocolate brown, and smudged it into the liner to blend and soften that top line. For this I used another Tom Ford brush, the eye contour brush. With whatever was left on the brush I took that and smooshed it into the outer third of the bottom lashes.
The last eyeshadow colour was the beautiful bright gold which I applied to the centre of the eyelid to give more dimension to the eye. I also put some of that same bright gold on the inner corner of the eye.
Next was concealer, another of my favourite products. The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Medium 1 custard was blended in the under eye area using the Bobbi brown concealer brush. I added some of the Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher in shade 2 on top of where I felt it needed a bit more of a lift.
A little powder to set the concealer and keep too much unwanted shine from the T-zone was used. I like the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish and I chose shade 2.
Taking the Kevin Aucoin sculpting powder in medium, I applied that to the temples, cheekbones, sides of nose and jawline to sculpt the face. I then went back in with Charlotte Tilbury’s light to medium Filmstar Bronze and Glow to give the skin a lightly bronzed glow over the forehead and into the hairline, under the cheekbones, jawline, chin and over the nose - all where the sun would naturally colour the face. The highlight colour in the palette duo was applied to the bridge of the nose, cupids bow of the lips and high points of the cheekbones.
A hint of blush was needed on the cushions of the cheek. For that I used a the Chanel Joues Contrast Rose Initial mixed with a bit of the Bobbi Brown ….. . I used the same fluffy brush for all powdering, contouring, bronzing, highlighting and blushing!
Last of all was the lips. As I didn’t want to draw the attention away from the eyes, I decided to keep the lips as natural as possible. I chose the MAC lip liner in Dervish and the Laura Merciere lipstick in Royal Orchid with a hint of Dior Addict gloss over the top.
That’s what I did to create this Golden Sultry Eye on Alyss. I hope you like it! If you have any questions or makeup things you would like me to write about please leave a comment below.