seventeenth April two thousand thirteen

Give me a bronze or taupe smokey eye over black any day. Less ‘party girl, out for a big night on the town’, more ‘softly (and subtly) seductive’. 
The brief for Talulah‘s make-up look was “glowing, bronzed, healthy Australian girls”. AMEN!
If you want to look like Montana, Rachel Rutt and Nicole Pollard on the runway at their MBFWA show last week – so do I, and we’re only human. 
The truth is that many things (including this make-up look I tried from Gucci A/W 2013 and Rodarte’s high-cut bodysuits worn with low-slung pants) look better on the runway, but Talulah‘s bonzed, glowly make-up look is something that even us mere mortals can pull off.  
Here, make-up artist Liz Kelsh – who has worked with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Bosworth (to name a few) – shows us how. 

The steps
1. Brighten the eye area by applying an eye cream. Liz used SK-II Signs Eye Mask on me.
2. Lay the foundations: Liz conditioned my skin by gently pressing SK-II Facial Treatment Essence onto my face, followed by SK-II Cellumination Deep Surge Ex Moisturiser. 

3. Apply Max Factor Colour Precision Eyeshadow in Coffee to the entire eyelid, followed by Earth Spirits Eyeshadow in Burnt Bark.
Tip: wet brush with a small amount of sparkling water and dab on the socket to intensify the colour.

4. Apply foundation with a brush, beginning at the nose and blending outwards. Liz used Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation. Use a pearlised shadow or highlighter on the bridge of the nose and cheek bones to create a luminous finish. 

5. Add a soft rose coloured blush to the apples of the cheeks.
6. Generously coat lashes with mascara starting with the bottom lash line first.
7. Add colour to the lips by lining them with Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick (coming soon) in Hot Chocolate, then filling in the centre with a slightly lighter shade (Couture Blush) to make lips appear fuller.
Tip: pressing SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence into skin once finished will make your skin glow!

Some of the Max Factor products used. 

Here’s one I prepared earlier:
What it actually looked like on a model backstage!
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