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Being a makeup artist brings me great joy and for me its always so exciting to see the final picture. I loved this shoot because all the elements came together the model was amazing, the clothes were beautiful and the shots just came out so great. The main brief for the shoot was the lips they needed to be really defined, the rest was up to me.FASHION_Coats.indd

For me the key is always amazing skin because without flawless skin it doesn’t work. I made sure skin was prepped by cleansing and toning first and spritzing the skin with Mac Fix+ and then moisturising. For the foundation I used Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation its my favourite for darker skin tones.

The eyes needed to pop so a favourite trick of mine especially for darker skin tones is a light shimmery shade on the lip up to the crease and then in the crease working up to the brow bone a chocolate shade to create the definition. For the shimmer I used Urban Decay Naked Palette and for the definition I used Stila In the Light Palette. I filled brows with Smashbox Brow Tech but not to heavily as I still wanted them to look relatively natural and lashes were applied with a couple of coats of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara.

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The lips were hydrated with Carmex before I applied any lipstick. I lined the lips with the amazing Mac Lip Pencil in Nightmoth, I applied quite a few layers to really create the definition and then applied the lip pencil on to the lips as well. For the stain effect in the centre of the lips I used from the Mac Fall 13 Trend Forecast Lips palette the shade Rich New Mood which is a beautiful berry shade and to get the stained lip I applied the lipstick with my fingers.

Will be posting the behind the scenes video once its live on my facebook page Makeupshahnaz.

Happy Friday Shahnaz x

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