Fitting timing for a new post- I do so on the day that I discover the exciting news that a lady very close to my fashion style-less heart- Alexa Chung, will be appearing on Vogue UKs June cover.
But its not only Alexa's fashion style that has me weak at the knees, its also her barely there, quick and simple makeup that has me going! I love her makeup sense, in that she never feels the need to wear too much or too over the top makeup. She works her natural features simply and effectively.
Normally on the eyes she'll line them with a dark brown kohl (know for a fact shes got a major crush on MACs Teddy Kohl Pencil), with the occassional flick. For eyeshadow colours shell tend to stick to earth matte tones, to keep it simple and effective. On the skin she has used La Prairie Cavier Foundation with the creamy concealer on top. This foundation, with a whopping price tag attached is stunning. The caiver means the skin is perfectly illuminated without too much oil in the product to cause patching, lines or giving a cakey look. She teams this product with YSL's Touche Eclat. A perfect combination of a natural looking base, with the highlighter under the eyes for a natural brighter eye.
And with a quick swipe of mascara, and one of two combos- some baby doll pink blush and matching matte lipstick; or a nice ginger blush and a nice red lip.. shes ready to go!
But dont also forget kids that its not only Alexa that knows the benefits of having a really well prepared skin under her makeup. If you ask any fashion makeup artist out there- mua's spend more time preparing the skin before makeup then on the makeup itself. Get yourself into it now, if you havnt already!
I personally use the Creme de la mer oil cleanser, so that I can use it as a double cleanser. For the days that I am wearing makeup (most, if not all ;) ). Once on the dry skin it sloughs away the malkeup, with the oil breaking down everything on the skin..then splash on some warm water to make it react and it kicks into its next stage of cleansing. I then team in with my Clarins Multi- Active day cream and my creme de la mer eye concentrate.
Alexa personally likes Keihls and Dr. Hauschka (organic brand). Both of which are lovely also.