COMPLEXION & CHEEKS
For a luminous, lit-from-within glow, I buffed a few drops of Soft Focus Foundation in 133S over Victoria’s skin with the new Vapour Foundation Brush, and tapped a little Illusionist Concealer in 030C under the eyes and around the nose. Using the Blush Brush, I swept Bronzing Powder along the hollows of her cheeks, and along her hairline, jawline, and chin to add warmth and subtle definition. Using the same brush, I swirled Instinct Blush Powder (a cool pink) onto the apples of the cheeks and up towards the temples. Finally, I warmed Highlight Stick with my fingertips, and tapped the pearlescent cream on the tops of the cheeks, in the inner corners of eyes, and along the brow bones, nose bridge, and Cupid’s bow.
The Intention Eyeshadow Quad is a makeup bag staple—it has three stunning neutral matte shades for everyday, and Lapis, a satin navy shade that can be worn over liner or smoked out for a little drama. Navy is surprisingly wearable, as it flatters all eye colors and makes the whites of eyes appear brighter.
With the aptly-named All Over Shadow Brush, I applied Rose Quartz (a buttery vanilla shade) all over Victoria’s lid, from lash line to brow. Using the same brush, I patted Copal (a pale taupe) onto the eyelid. Using the Crease Brush, I had Victoria keep her eyes open as I swept Heartwood (a medium rosy-brown) through the eye socket to contour and lift. (Applying crease color with your eyes open looking straight ahead allows you to see exactly how it will look, especially if your eyes are hooded. Aim for the space above your crease and below your brow bone, following your natural shape, blending until the color is diffused.) I also ran a little Heartwood under her lower lash line to very softly add balance.
I used Eye Definer in Ink to trace a thin black line along the upper lashes that gently flicked up at the outer corners. (Feel free to tidy up your wing with cotton buds if needed!) Then I used a small shadow brush to press Lapis right on top, working my way across the liner. I finished by curling the eyelashes and applying two coats of Mesmerize Mascara. (Use the tip of the wand to focus mascara on the upper, outer lashes to exaggerate the cat eye.)
Last but not least, I applied High Voltage Lipstick in Au Pair—a sophisticated satin pink to tie the whole look together.
We requested modern Hollywood waves from Innersense Organic Beauty’s hair stylist, Michelle Schindler, and she delivered. She shares, “I prepped Victoria’s hair with Quiet Calm Curl Control through the mid-shaft and ends, and added I Create Lift to the roots for a voluminous, yet manicured look. I blow-dried both of these products into the hair using a round brush, and set the top with Velcro rollers. Once I removed the rollers, I used a curling iron to create elegant, romantic waves. After the curls cooled, I spritzed I Create Waves throughout, focusing on the mid-shaft and ends. I raked my fingers through the curls once the wave spray dried, then followed up with I Create Finish through the crown and hairline, lifting up the hair with my fingers. Once everything settled, I brushed it all out to make the waves softer, and then added a final light misting of I Create Finish.”
Originally printed in The Detox Edit Fall/Winter Issue. Get your digital copy here.
Last Article Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021