NO MAKEUP, MAKEUP

A classic application every girl must master. This beauty look is the foundation for you to build on – a great everyday style to rock at work or on the weekend, channelling ‘off-duty model’. Everything about this look goes against 2018’s heavy contouring and brows, and we’re loving the low-maintenance required. Don’t overthink this one. It’s all about using quality products, with the right techniques to enhance your natural beauty and work with your best features for a natural finish.

 

Ross’ tip: Use this as a base application during the day and freshen up with a touch more bronzer on cheekbones and eyes, then bold lip to carry you though the evening.

YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

STEP ONE: Prep your skin with the right moisturiser

Without the right base application, your skin will struggle to shine! Take the time to find a quality moisturiser that works well with your skin type. If your skin dries out during the day or is overly greasy, this will affect how your makeup sits and stays on. Ross recommends Khiels Skin Prep moisturiser and always carries with him on the road.

STEP TWO: Illuminate the skin for a dewy canvas

Don’t underestimate the power of prep. Illuminate your skin so you have a dewy canvas to work with, ready to apply foundation. The key is to focus on the ‘high points’ of the face – think cheekbones, a touch on the forehead and Cupid’s Bow.

STEP THREE: Blend foundation & concealer with a fluffy brush

The better quality the foundation, the better wear you will get out of it. Ross recommends Armani Luminous Silk and uses this in every campaign he works on as his go-to base. Applying your foundation and concealer with a clean, fluffy brush in circles gives your makeup a soft, diffused finish – avoiding clogging of pores and that ‘overdone’ feeling this look is all about

STEP FOUR: Use natural tones to enhance your features

Just because this is a natural look, doesn’t mean you can’t finish off with enhancing your eyes, lips and cheekbones. Ross recommends playing with tonal browns matched to your skin pigment for a seamless blend. By adding colour to your base, you’ll create depth and draw out your natural features for a flawless look!

Recreate this look at David Jones Chadstone:

Khiels Ultra Facial Cream | Lancôme Primer | Armani Luminous Silk | YSL Touché Eclat | GSL glow shots | Armani bronzer | Armani eye tint | MAC brow gel | YSL lips | Zoeva Palette

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