Hello Jonas… tell us about the look you created today.
– I would call it a power beauty look. Defined brows and lips in focus, natural skin and eyes with depth. It’s a very ‘perfect’ look, inspired by Grace Kelly: fixed and elegant but tastefully classic.
STEP-BY-STEP WITH JONAS
Here we prepare and hydrate Zuzana’s skin. She’s flown in from New York so she was jetlagged and a little dehydrated. I popped plenty of day cream over her face and let that sink in while we did her hair.
The hair was prepped with a heat protecting spray before blow-drying. You can see how we blow-dry the hair with a large roller brush, using a volume spray for a beautiful bounce. You blow-dry the roots in the wrong direction to create volume. After that we rolled broad sections of hair with a large curling iron.
Step three is the foundation. I use a foundation which is colour-leveling but also gives luster. Sometimes reflective foundation can look a little oily in pictures; to prevent that I use a small eyeshadow brush and dip it in loose powder and apply on certain parts of the face in the t-zone.
Then I start with the brows. I use our eyebrow kit, and choose the darkest colour to get density. Then I apply eyebrow gel, and finally I use an eyebrow brush to separate brows and really fix them.
Next I apply eye makeup. We wanted a natural depth to the eye, so I’m using a light silvery white eyeshadow to highlight the eyelid, then brown eyeshadow to the entire eyelid.
6 LASH LINE
Finally, I use a brown eye pencil on both the upper and lower lash line. Black would be too pronounced and graphic… brown is good because it flows into a softer look.
7 FINISHED LOOK
Here Zuzana is finished and we can see how well the look comes together. Her hair has plenty of volume and looks great with the depth of the eyes and the defined brows. For the lips, I used a technique called ‘converted lipliner’, taking a berry coloured pencil slightly outside the lip to get the plump effect. Then I filled in the lip with a lipstick.
Thanks for sharing that with us – when would this look work best, Jonas?
– I’d say it’s a great look for when you’re going out in the evening or perhaps for a formal dinner.