Another week, another photoshoot! Although my work can get pretty hectic at times, I do love being on the go, and I was particularly excited for this shoot as it was for my nail polish range Binky London.
As summer is sadly on the way out, I’ve been thinking about launching my Autumn/Winter shades soon, replacing cute pastels and beachy brights with deep berry hues, neutral greys and smouldering metallics. The new collection will be out very soon so keep an eye out!
For the shoot, I enlisted the slick skills of expert make-up artist Buster Knight, who was responsible for the super-glam look I wore in Stacey Jackson’s Dance The Night Away music video (check that out here).
Buster created a soft and natural look for this shoot featuring a warm golden smokey eye, a structured lip and a beach-bronzed bod. I was delighted with the results, so thought I’d share with you how he did it.
A foundation with good coverage is a photoshoot essential, so Buster began by applying DiorSkin Forever Foundation to my face with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, buffing and blending so the product merged seamlessly with my skin.
After setting the base with powder, Buster used the classic Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder to define my cheekbones and warm up my face.
For the shoot, Buster put a summery twist on my all-time beauty fave, the smokey eye. Instead of using harsh greys and blacks, he opted for warmer golden, coppery tones, using the gorgeous Guerlain 6 Couleurs Eye Palette in Francs-Bourgeois.
He swept a light base colour all over my lid, before taking a warm brown colour across my lash line, winging it slightly towards the end. Next, he took the shimmery copper shade and lightly patted it all over my lash line, again focusing on the outer corners.
The perfect smokey eye presents a sexy, slightly ‘worn-in’ look, so there’s no need to be too precise with application. Do make sure you blend each new shade into the eye well with a blending brush, though, to avoid the result looking patchy.
Finally, Buster lined my upper and lower lash lines with the Clarins Crayon Kohl Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Bronze, smudging the product in slightly with a small eye brush. Lashings of Too Faced Size Queen Mascara finished off the eyes.
Buster lined my lips first with the Daniel Sandler Long Lasting Lip Liner in Taffy, applying the pencil in gentle brush strokes just outside the lip line to create the illusion of fuller lips.
He then filled my lips in with DHC Premium Lipstick in First Blush – a slightly lighter shade – for a structured yet natural looking pout.
Buster applied Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Lotion over my arms, legs and décolletage using a body brush for an all-over beach babe bronzed glow. As a final touch, he spritzed some of the Michael Kors Liquid Shimmer Dry Oil Spray down the front of my legs and along my collarbones. This luxurious oil gives the body a luminous, subtle shimmer, enveloping it with its gorgeous orange and jasmine flower scent.
Until next time,