‘Blooming lovely’ was the theme, and elite make-up artist Amanda Bell certainly managed to capture this with her vibrant choice of make-up for the catwalk at Newcastle’s Wedding Wonder Show. Here she shows you just how to achieve this sizzling summer look…
Amanda says: “This was such a fun look to create! I drew inspiration from warm tropical skies plus bright and beautiful blooms to design this look. I wanted the stand-out feature to be the eyes, so I went for a very natural but radiant complexion and lip colour to compliment the striking eye makeup.
First, prime the skin for the ultimate smooth complexion. I love Shu Uemura under base mousse and I have one in every colour! This adds luminescence to the skin and starts to even out any imperfections. Use foundation and concealer only where necessary to keep the look fresh. I used Arbonne blush in Blossom (a fantastic golden peachy shade that I used on Jessica Biel earlier this year for the Brits!) blending high on the cheekbones, into the temples and I even used it on the eyes and dabbed it onto lips too.
For the eyes, I started layering the colours beginning with the azure blue in the inner corner then blended it with a citrus green across the rest of the lid, blending outwards towards the hairline. I like to use my fingers to apply eye colours like this because I think it gives them more intensity for the catwalk. A line of black liquid liner and a light coating of mascara finished the look. The eye shades I used were from Lancôme and MAC; really highly pigmented but also easy to blend.
Go on, give it a go!”