A Gold Editorial MOTD

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For today’s MOTD I wanted to do something a little different. Not only am I frantically trying to practice my photography skills but I’m also trying to break free from my bridal shaped box. I love editorial looks and wish I had chance to do more within my career. Sadly, living in Swansea the main way to actually make money as a makeup artist is through weddings. Don’t get me wrong. I love doing bridal makeup and the fact I can call this my job is incredible. But sometimes it would be nice to have opportunities to branch out with other types of makeup artistry. But anyway, back to the look.

To create this look I started with a base, I used Maybelline Baby Skin Poreless Primer for no other reason than my pores are obnoxiously giant at the moment. I then followed up with my Chanel All-in-one healthy glow fluid in No.20. I just used my hands to blend it into the skin and then moved straight onto the brows.

I started with MUA Brow Mascara in dark brown and brushed all of the hairs upright to get a feathered brow effect. To fill in the sparse areas I used Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Sepia with a thin angled liner brush. Using the brush I created thin hair like strokes pointing upwards to further emphasize the feathered effect.

For the eyes I began with a Maybelline base in Eternal Gold and used a flat synthetic brush to apply all over the eye from lash line to brows. I drew a straight line from the front of my brows straight down to the inner corner of my eye and blended in with the rest. Using a Topshop crayon in Sun Shower, I contoured the eye area slightly. It’s only about half a shade darker than the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo and I used it in the inner corner of the eye, in the crease and underneath the bottom lash line. I covered my lashes with the Topshop crayon to blend them in with the eye look.

To set the face I used Collections Translucent powder and used my Seventeen Shimmer Brick in Gold bronze to contour. While this isn’t a matte powder, I wanted to keep the face a shimmery and gold as possible. I didn’t add any blush as I felt the shimmer brick added enough colour to the cheeks. I finished by highlighting all the high point of my face with Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights.

For the lips and final part to the look, I simply added the Topshop Crayon in Sun Shower and using my finger blended a little bit of the Makeup Revolution Highlight in the centre of the lips.

What sort of looks have you guys been experimenting with lately?

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