Many have been asking what products were used to create the Couleur Caramel Balmain look on TV3’s Xposé… well wonder no more! The AW16 makeup look at Balmain was fresh and radiant skin (which should be the skin goals of everyday with makeup!); groomed brows, and subtly filled with browns to give more definition, but still not over powering; nude to peach on the eyelids with black mascara lightly applied for naturality. The lips were peach, however for our own look, we took added inspiration from Louis Vuitton and Versace by adding a bold blackcurrant lip… it is winter after all!
Here is what we used on our model Shauna:
White Makeup Base
Almond and Karanja oils to nourish, hydrate and protect, adding antioxidant benefits to feed the cells vitality while brightening the complexion. Minerals give glow and the skin looks simply radiant. Primes the skin perfectly before the application of foundation.
Compact Foundation n°13 Orange Beige:
An all in one foundation that gives coverage, unifies the complexion, feels smooth and creamy, softens and feels weightless… it has it ALL! This was applied with Foundation Brush n°04 and patted with fingertips around the eyes and nose. Apricot wax, Jojoba and Shea butter nourish and protect and give healing, balancing and soothing properties to the skin. Bye bye redness and breakouts!
Silk Powder n°11:
The best translucent powder for every skin tone: rice starch and silica simply remove excess shine from areas it is applied to: a must for brides! It disappears and does not alter the tone of your foundation one bit. Applied lightly with Brush n°1. A must for every handbag.
Blusher n°53 Light Pink
A pink and peach blush for the cheeks to give warmth to Shauna’s naturally tanned complexion. Applied with Brush n°3 for precision. Soya oils soften and apricot powder give lasting hold.
Bronzer n°23 Pearly Beige Brown
To frame the face: ever so slightly applied to the top of the forehead, along the cheek bone and on neck. Applied with Brush n°2 Kabuki for a well dispersed and natural looking glow.
Pearl Touch n°05 Granite
This was used for Shauna’s eyelids, but is also a highlighter for the cheeks, brow bone etc.
Eye Pencil n°16 White and Eye Shadow n°026 Matt White
Inspiration from Makeup artist Pat McGrath using a simple white V in the corners of the eyes under and above the lash line. Draws attention to the eyes, widens and brightens… and so simple for all to do! Angled Brush n°10.
And the LIPS:
Cherry Lipstick n°258, Lip Pencil n°31 Opaline
To really give a burst of brilliance, a blackcurrant shade dramatized the overall look from simple to sultry. Nourishing oils and waxes such as carnauba, apricot and jojoba to give a creamy but matt finish… et voilà!
Catwalk to Christmas, your look is complete!