Unfortunately, the title of this post does not reflect the fantastic time that I had, getting glammed up and going to a university ball but all about Georgia, getting ready for a wonderful night out as she donned a bold lip, a long flowy dress and massive heels.
Georgia gave me the wonderful privilege of doing her hair and makeup for this special event and I have to say, I extremely nervous during the hours leading up to my big moment. She gave a few ideas of what she wanted, however, I was basically able to do what I liked.
After much ooohhing and aaaahhing about what to do about her hair, given that she doesn’t have the largest amount of it, we both decided upon a one sided wavy look, with a messy plait leading around. Now, that sounds awfully confusing, so here are so photos of the finished look.
I simply curled the whole head and sprayed it with hairspray until it literally wouldn’t move. Then I sectioned off the front part, on the left side of her head and did a Dutch plait down. To make this look even cooler, I pulled out the segments a hundred times, until I achieved the messy look that I desired. Then, to finish it off, I pulled the plait around to the other side of her head and pinned it down.
Now for the makeup. I went for a really dewy and glowy look and paired it with a gold eye and black liner. To top it off, we used a beautiful berry lipstick. I love this look! I think it is very elegant and that berry lipstick makes those pearly whites glow even brighter.
I began by priming Georgia’s skin with the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer. Once this had been absorbed into the skin, I applied the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Finish Foundation using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. Next up, I concealed the under eyes using the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer (Vanilla), as well as a little of the Rimmel Match Perfection Highlighting Concealer. I blended this in using my Beauty Blender. The combination of these two concealers, made Georgia look really awake and fresh. To cover any blemishes that Georgia had, I used the Stilla Perfecting Concealer (shade A). To finish off the base, I powdered the areas where I concealed and areas where she gets a little red. I used the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and the Real Techniques Powder Brush to do this.
The next step was to contour and bring a little life to her face. To do this, I firstly used the Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer (Park Avenue Princess) and contoured her face, by using the Real Techniques Contour Brush in the hollows of her cheeks, her temples and the sides of her nose. To add a little flush of colour, not too much, just something very natural, I used the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade Dollface with the help of the Real Techniques Blush Brush. Lastly, and probably most importantly for the face, I highlighted her cheekbones, eyebrow bones, bridge of her nose and cupids bow. To do this I used The Balm MaryLouminiser, which is amazing (blog post to come!).
For Georgia’s brows, I used the NYX Brow Pencil (black) to fill in any gaps that she had and to set the brows for the night, I used the Kit Clear Brow Gel.To complete the look and create the berry lip, I firstly lined and filled in Georgia’s lips, using the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Liner in Cherry Kiss. Then I applied the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Sloane’s Plum. Lastly, to lock everything in to place and ensure that no matter how much dancing was done, her face still looked perfect, I used the Urban Decay Setting Spray over her entire face. Well, there you have it! Two and a half hours later, I had finished her look and she was ready to leave. Georgia looked absolutely stunning and I’m sure she had the best time dancing the night away! Claudia xx