Hello from Paris!
I'm writing this post from my AirBNB apartment in the beautiful arrondisement of St Germain des Pres with roof top views of the typical Parisian buildings and balconies - no wonder I keep coming back!
Whilst I've been over this time, Paris Fashion Week has been filling the city with Couture and beautiful people for the Spring/Summer 2016 collections and in between my schedule, I have been keeping updated via Instagram and one show that has stolen my heart is Stella McCartney. I was lucky enough to watch the live stream of the show via her website at The Grand Palais and the styling of the collection inspired me so much!
We see a lot of heavy and dramatic make up on various social media outlets, however, this is not really not seen on the catwalk, of course there are theatrical looks and body art (a la Givenchy at New York Fashion Week, created by talented Pat McGrath Make Up Artist), however, the likes of the heavy highlighting and contouring are a cat walk no no.
Having spent a lot of time in Paris, I have observed how Parisian women dress and look after themselves and they look effortless - which we all want, right?
I shared a picture of the stunning Edie Campbell following the Stella McCartney show via my Instagram feed and I just loved her look which Pat McGrath had created for the collection, so I wanted to share with you the products I would suggest to recreate this fresh look yourself.
- Base - Embryolisse Lait Creme - prepping the skin before applying any concealer / foundation is key to that nourished youthful glow. You could also mix this with your normal liquid foundation to get that sheer look. Apply concealer where it's needed; under the eyes and on any blemishes; Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage is a great product to use.
- Eyes - This look has a fresh brightening shadow on the lid blended into the socket and I would suggest Bobbi Brown's cult eye shadow colour in Bone, which neuralises the colour on the lid and brightens the area - it can also be used as a highlighter in the corners of the eye.
- Mascara - Concentrate on really working the product into the roots of your lashes which will give the illusion of liner on the top lash line or you can 'tight line' with a dark brown or black eye shadow using an angled liner brush. Keep the mascara on the bottom lashes to a minimum.
- Cheeks - a light flush of colour on the cheeks, which I would apply before your foundation, so to give that glow from within look. To keep this look fresh, I've recently been using Bourjois 12 hour Aqua Blush in Pink Twice which has a sheer tint to the cheek area and I love it!
- Lips - keep it effortless with a slick of your fave lipbalm to finish the look.
Would love to see how you get on with creating this look, don't forget to mention #makeupbyvictoriafarr on Instagram or follow me there too.