Thursday 18 December 2014

Fresh-Faced: Spring/summer beauty

Leonard Daly

Published 24/02/2013 | 06:00

Look 1 day-by-day Sarah
Look 2 All about brows: Karen

Make-up artist Leonard Daly shows you how to achieve the latest beauty looks

Look 1

For this look, I really wanted the skin to appear flawless, so before I put any make-up on I prepped Sarah's cleansed skin with Sisley's Hydra-Flash Formule Intensive (€131) in a thick layer. I left it on for 10 minutes and then tissued off any excess; no need to rinse.

I then used Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation in No.5 (€45). I applied this with my fingers, making sure it was perfectly blended.

Then I used Sisley Phyto Cernes Eclat (€78.50) to conceal under Sarah's eyes. Next, I set the foundation and concealer with Giorgio Armani Micro-fil Loose Setting Powder (€37).

To add a beautiful freshness to Sarah's skin I added Tom Ford Blusher No.2 Frantic Pink (€56). This is the perfect shade, giving you perfectly flushed cheeks. I then applied a sheer layer of Tom Ford Bronzing Powder Gold Dust (€77) to the outer corners of Sarah's face to give her skin a beautiful glow.

I really wanted Sarah's eyes to be super simple, so I used Chanel's Illusion D'Ombre in 83 Illusoire (€29.50). I applied this with my finger; I only applied it to the centre of the upper lid and brought the colour quite high, almost to Sarah's eyebrows.

To add detail, I used Tom Ford Burnished Amber Quad (€70). I kept the darkness only at the very corner of the eyes, really just to accentuate the shape of her eyes.

To finish off the eye make-up I applied a very light layer of YSL's Shocking mascara (€31.50), followed by Giorgio Armani's Rouge d'Armani 101 (€26.50), a perfect nude shade and such a beautiful texture.

Look 2

All about brows: Karen

For this look the skin needed to be perfect, so again I prepped Karen's skin with Sisley's Hydra-Flash Formule (€131). I then applied a small amount of Lancome's Hydra Zen NeuroCalm Day Cream (€53) to really make sure that Karen's skin was perfectly hydrated.

I used Giorgio Armani Maestro No.5 (€45) and then Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser #2 (€32.50), as I wanted to use a lighter shade to add lighter tones to Karen's skin.

Next I contoured Karen's face using Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate No.1 (€67). This contour cream is the perfect shade for creating shadows on your face, giving you razor-sharp cheekbones and a healthy glow.

I used Tom Ford's Brow Sculptor No.2 Taupe (€41) to create the ultimate brows. I always start by strengthening the inside corner of the brow and then filling in the rest. When you're doing the outer part of your brow, try to keep it straighter.

For Karen's eyes, I used Giorgio Armani Eyeshadow Quad No.4 (€58.50) to contour the shape and add depth. Finally, I applied lashings of Lancome's Hypnose mascara (€27). On the lips, I applied Shu Uemura Lipstick OR540 (€21) – the perfect orange-nude lip.

Look 3

From desk to disco: Sarah

To really bring this look from desk to disco, I added Nars Eyeshadow Persia (€25). To make Sarah's beautiful eye colour stand out, I used Tom Ford Burnished Amber Quad and Sahara Haze (€70). Next I applied a thick layer of YSL's Shocking mascara (€31.50).

To pump up the blush, I used Chanel's Joues Contraste in Malice (€37), which is such a fantastic colour and perfect for Irish skin tones. I applied the blusher quite high on Sarah's face and blended it upwards towards her hairline. If you were around in the 1980s this may scare you; just don't choose colours that are as strong as they were in the 1980s.

Finally, I used Shu Uemura Lipstick OR572 (€21), an orange colour which is perfect for spring.

Look 4

Rocking the red carpet: Karen

I added more of Tom Ford's Shade & Illuminate No.1 (€67) to really accentuate Karen's incredible cheek bones. Then I used a MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow (€15.50) just in the crease of the eye.

I set the whole face with Nars Sheer Setting Powder (€36). Shu Uemura Lashes No.01 (€19.31) (includes complimentary application if required) added drama to the eyes.

Finally, I applied Sisley Lipstick L33 (€37.50), which is my favourite new red lipstick. It is the perfect texture, the most wonderful shade of red and complements the Tom Ford nail polish Bordeaux Lust (€31) on Karen's nails.

For information on the Brown Thomas Spring Beauty event, log onto brownthomas/beautyevents.com, or call 01-605 6666 for details on international visiting make-up artists and on-counter events taking place from now until March.

Also, be sure to check out The Big €250,000 Beauty Giveaway. Simply spend €60 or more (in one transaction) in the Beauty Hall at Brown Thomas between now and March 3 and you could walk away with anything from €5 to €1,000 on a Limited Edition Gift Card (€5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €500 or €1,000). Terms & conditions apply.

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