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LOOK 3; LAURA MERCIER & DAVID JONES A/W ’14 BEAUTY TRENDS.


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Brighten up dull Wintery skin with luminous, sheer-metallic washes of colour over the eyes, metallic, pink stains on lips and wind swept colour high on the cheeks. The 3rd A/W ’14 trend for my David Jones Beauty Presention was inspired by Laura Mercier’s Renaissance Palette with a nod to Spring/Summer ’13 flushed cheeks trend.

The key to this look is to making everything you apply one with the skin. The makeup should look like it was always there.

Renaissance Palette

Step 1; To perfect the skin without making it look too made up, I used Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser. Tip; Blend the Tinted Moisturiser into the skin using you fingers. This will make the skin and foundation become one. 

Step 2; Conceal under eye area and high points of the face with Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage Cream. Note; High points consist of the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose and a little just below the bottom lip on the chin. Tip; For a seamless finish, use your fingertips to blend the Camouflage Cream into the skin. Like the foundation, it’s about looking like you are not wearing makeup at all.

Step 3; From the Renaissance Palette, brush the metallic taupe eyeshadow Grace across the lids using the Laura Mercier Pony Tale Brush. Note; Using a loosely bound brush like this will help apply the colour more as a wash rather than a solid colour. I also highlighted the inner corners of the eyes and the highest point of the brow with a bit of Angelic, a metallic Gold also in The Renaissance Palette.

Step 4; Apply Long Lash Mascara on top and bottom lashes. With a glossy black finish, this lengthening mascara is perfect for that soft to touch lash look. No eye makeup is finished without filling and defining the brows. I applied Laura Merciers Eye Brow Pencil in Fair Blonde.

Step 5; Wind swept colour on the cheeks can brighten up dark circles under the eyes, disguise crows feet shaving years off your appearance and brighten up flat, lifeless Wintery skin. I applied the softest luminous pink blush in the Renaissance Palette called Awakening high on the cheekbone from the apples to just before the hair line. I then applied the brighter of the blushes in the same palette called Blushing to The apples only. Tip; The way to get this application right is to think of a comet fling through the sky. The softer colour represent the tail of the comet and the brighter the ball of the comet. Swoosh!

Step 6; I stained lips with a soft pink lip colour from the Rouge Nouveau Collection called Play. With a slightly metallic finish to this colour, lips will look more plump but without looking made up. Fact!

So there we have the 3rd and final A/w ’14 trend from my David Jones Beauty Breakfast on behalf of cosmetic partner Laura Mercier.

I’d love to hear everyones opinion on the look and if anyone has tried any of the products I have used in this post.

 

A special thank you to David Jones, Laura Mercier and everyone that attended the breakfast event.

Photographer; Byron Spencer for Maxmade.com.au, Hair; The Aveda Creative Team, Makeup; Max May, Model, Natalia at Chic Model Management.

 

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