Styling Session: Gabrielle’s Make up Look

Gabrielle's Smashbox Make Up

Putting on make up as you get older maybe a bit daunting but there’s no need to be frightened. Highlight your natural features and wear a bold lip!

Senior Artist on the Pro Team for Smashbox Cosmetics, Grayson Coutts let us know how to get the make up look.

I wanted to create definition and add a bit of colour without her looking over the top, for Gabriel it was all about accentuating her natural look. I thought it was important to show that you can wear a bold lip at any age and it’s actually a brilliant way to quickly and simply look like you’ve made an effort but without the fuss off a full face of make up. I really highlighted her eyes by using soft matte plum tones and a coat of mascara, and kept the focus on the red lip.

Make up used:

  • CC Cream – this is great for day time use as it’s also SPF 30. Works like a moisturer, blend the cream into your skin and it’ll immediately even your skin tone.
  • Brow Tech Matte Pencil in Taupe – using soft, feathery strokes, define your natural arch, starting at the base of the hairline. Fill in sparse areas and use spoolie brush to distribute color evenly.
  • Matte Lipstick in Legendary – apply in one swipe and once applied it’ll look silky and matte.
  • Eyeshadow trio in Filter – apply the darkest colour of the eyeshadow to the crease and outer corner of the eye. Carefully blend in the medium colour inbetween your lash and the crease and finish off with the lightest colour blended from the crease to the eyebrow. Careful does it, you don’t want to over do this step.

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