Monday, 2 March 2015

Monday's Make-up Muse - Kate Moss

Who more appropriate to choose straight after London Fashion Week than arguably fashions most famous female model of all time. I'm not an out and out Kate Moss obsessive but every now and then she'll do something and it does make me stop and think 'Wow' - the Olympic Opening Ceremony was one of these times. I remember being told that Kate Moss is one of the few people that has a symmetrical face (Cate Blanchett does as well) and that's partly what makes her so attractive.
from The Daily Express

Yes doing what she does means she has access to the knowledge of the worlds greatest make-up artists and it's hard to really call her a make-up muse as it's these artists that create her looks and it's not surprising that she looks great 99% of the time but what I love is that when you see her out and about not modelling she usually has the same luminous skin, tanned cheek bones but slightly grungy look which is my favourite kind of make-up and one I think of as classically British. She can pull off the I-slept-in-my-make-up look to perfection whilst not actually looking like she's wearing a ton of it and team it with a red-lip without looking overdone.

Yes she can carry off every look and we're not all blessed with her face and bone structure but when often when I see her I am reminded that it's great not look completely made-up and perfect at all times. You can go along way with healthy looking skin, smudgy kohl liner and accentuated cheekbones. Here's how...

Eye Shadows - if you are blessed with a good colour, no greasy lid then you may be able to skip this step altogether and just go straight to the liner. If not then using either a cream or shadow one tone darker than your skin tone will give a defined natural look. MAC paint pots are great for this as are Laura Mercier Eye Basics eye primers - you want something with little or no shimmer.

Eye Liners - a great smudgy kohl that I always have at least two of in my kit and in my personal collection is Smoulder by MAC. I basically just think everyone should own this so I'm leaving it at that!

Skin - you want your skin to look healthy (yes I know that Kate is a notorious smoker amongst other things but her skin always looks pretty good) so well moisturised with a light luminous foundation over the top. Obviously this is completely skin dependent, if you need more coverage then you should go for it but keep it as light as you can. I think Chanel Vita Lumier Aqua or the Estee Lauder EE Cream (if you can get it in your shade!) are good for this as is MAC Face and Body. For a more high street price then a good BB cream would be good here - I'm struggling to think of one that would give this kind of finish though I've heard some great things about he Dr Jart ones.

Blush/Bronzer - Kate usually has more of bronzed cheek than a blush. Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze and Glow is perfect if you want high-end. For high street Collections Shimmer Shade in Way to Glow is just enough shimmer and bronze.

Lips - occasionally red, quite often a perfect nude and in fact Charlotte Tilbury has created a Lipstick based on the perfect Kate beige, K.I.S.S.I.N.G in Nude Kate and can be matched with her Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude. This colour is perfect for more grungy make-up giving peachy definition without needing hours spent in front of a mirror.

from Hello Magazine


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