I shot this story about 3 weeks ago on the beautiful Clifton beach on a crazy hot day but I love how it came out. Aloud is the perfect girl with her beautiful skin, the bright pops of colour and the blue blue sky in the back.

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image005-1 copySo the brief was beautiful glowing skin and the rest fell into place. Because the clothes were bright and had lots of prints I kept the eyes the same throughout and changed the lips up for each outfit. I love doing make up for dark skin models as the colours just pop. So here is how I created the look and what I used:

For the skin I prepped first with the Smashbox Hydrating Primer  , this primer is a perfect canvas for foundation and hydrates but doesn’t leave the skin feeling oily. For foundation I used the Mac Matchmaster Foundation in no 10 and blended in but Aloud has such beautiful skin not much was needed and to conceal under the eyes I used one of my Bobbi Brown stick foundations.

On the eyes I prepped her skin first applying the foundation first and then on the lids to really make the eyes pop I applied my Estee Lauder Pure Colour in Topaz this was limited edition but try Mac Mineralise Gold Deposit on the lids. For the brows I used Benefit Browzing in Dark which has a combination of powder and cream and for the mascara I used Maybelline The Falsies.

For the highlighting I used the Estee Lauder Topaz again on the top of the cheek bones, bridge of the nose and the cupids bow and for contouring I used my Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Espresso just to create definition under the cheek bones. On the cheeks I needed a pop of colour so I used the Mac Blush in Fever.

The lips I changed each time pretty much sticking to my Mac lipstick shades as I have a bit of an obsession with Mac lipsticks and their platettes. We went from berry, deep red, purple, chocolate, deep pink and a pop of gold.

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Have fun trying to recreate the look.

Shahnaz x

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