Gallery Update - Eva Green
I recently did a cover shoot for InStyle (and these pictures for inside) with actress Eva Green. The shoot was part of the publicity for Eva's new movie, Tim Burton's Dark Shadows - which I'm dying to see her in. Dark Shadows is based on the cult, gothic TV soap opera of the same name which aired between 1966-71 and promises to be a must-see for all Burton fans.
Eva naturally has a great look, with beautiful pale skin and piercing blue eyes so I focused the intensity of the make-up on her eyes and kept her skin and lips very natural.
Skin - Chanels Vitalumiere Aqua in No.10 and Lancomes Eclat Miracle
Eyes - Mac Paintpots 'Black black' and 'Blackground', Dior 5 Coleurs in 'Gris Gris' and Max Factors False Lash Effect Mascara in Black.
Cheeks - Chanel Sable Rose Palette to contour and blush
Brows - Suqqu Brow Palette in 01
Lips - L’Occitane Moisturising Lip Balm with No7 Lip Pencil in Nude buffed over the top
Natural Shimmery Summer Glow
I quickly filmed this video in response to all the requests for a product list and tutorial for the look I was wearing in the Pale Skin Foundation video I made last week. I hadn’t really thought too much about it as it took less than 5 minutes and was very natural with shimmer (often the best looks I know!). I was just going to post a list of the products but thought a tutorial would work best especially because of the new ‘skin miracle’ product I’ve discovered. This is one of those must have’s that you think hasn’t done much until you start getting lots of compliments about how great your skin is looking and then catch sight of yourself in miror and reaize why!! It works on all skin tones (apart from very dark), as either a primer with foundation, or instead of foundation.
Watch my liquid and cream highlighter film here.
Kate Winslet Glamourous Red Carpet Make-up
This is the look I did on Kate for the recent world premiere of Titanic 3D in London. We decided to do a modern version of classic hollywood glamour with a red lip. I felt this make up went well with the beautiful Jenny Packham dress she was wearing. Hairstylist Nicola Clarke did and amazing job with Kate's hair and I too agree with what Joan Rivers said on Fashion Police, her overall look was "perfection"!
For more tricks and tips to help you apply Individual false lashes see my video.
Photographs of Kate Winslet licensed from Getty Images.
Foundation Solutions for Very Pale Skin
Finding the right shade of foundation is difficult enough but as many brands dont cover shades lighter than say Mac NC/W15, lots of girls with very pale skin are struggling to find a good match. I receive so many requests daily so I have put together a few solutions and ideas. I've tried to mainly include brands which are widely available. Hope its helpful x
Showgirl/Fantasy Peacock Eyes
Before I went on holiday I did two more looks on Meve, this one and a summery bronze tanned look - I’ll put up in a few weeks. This dramatic look plays with some of the really intense greens and vivid blues in my kit. The beautiful iridescent peacock feather shades and textures combined with the showgirly feel makes it a fun look for a party, club or festival.
Lisa Loves - Holiday Things
Fresh back from my holiday in the Maldives (don’t hate me), I thought I'd share with you some of the things I enjoyed using, reading and watching.
Suncare: For face I mainly used Suqqu's SPF 50 Oil Free Face Protector as it really works and is water resistant. I was also trying out Institut Esthederm's new Photo Regul for face, which claims to help regulate melanin production so you can get a glow without exacerbating patchy pigmentation. I usually use their Photo Reverse Anti-Pigmentation cream for my face, which I love, but thought I'd try out this, their newest edition for a change. I never lay or sit with my face in direct sunlight anyway but I did like this product a lot. The texture is lovely and I've returned with a light glowy tan on my face without any increase in pigmentation around my mouth and chin.
For body, I switched between the Institute Esthederm Photo Reverse Spray and Avene's High Protection Emulsion. When I knew I was going to be in the sea for a long time I used the Avene as I found it very, very water resistant. Its also non-comegenic so good for backs and chests if sun creams bring you out in spots in those areas. The less water resistant Institut Esthderm High Protection spray was great for walking around and easy to apply to legs, shoulders and arms etc throughout the day.
Skincare: To further guard against pigmentation and sun damage forming I used Murad's Essential C face wash. Packed with antioxidants vitamin C, E and A to help neutralize free radicals and environmental damage.
At the end of the day before dinner I washed my face with this and then applied Bioderma's Sebium Pore Refiner to the areas of my face that get horribly shiny in hot, humid weather. I then used 'This Works' Perfect Look Skin Miracle - a marvelous skin beautifier (more about that in forthcoming tutorials). Before bed I washed again with the C cleanser (I also had a small bottle of Bioderma Crealine with me to remove mascara on the couple of occasions I wore it in the evening) and then used Alpha H Gentle Daily microfoliant - a powder which transforms to a creamy smooth paste when mixed with water. A very gentle, non-abrasive exfoliator, it brightens skin and cleans the pores. I then used Murads Vitamin C serum which is marketed as a day product but worked well for me at night. It delivers a very high dose of Vitamin C for brightening, post sun collagen boosting and cell protection. No7's protect and perfect intense eye cream and a thick layer of Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour cream on my lips finished off the process.
I often get breakouts on holiday, a combination of the hot tropical heat and using so much sun cream so I took Alpha H's Purifying Clay Mask for twice weekly spot prevention treatments. This mask deals very well with blemishes, containing large doses of vitamin A (don’t use when pregnant), Aloe Vera to soothe, Bentonite Clay to draw out impurities and Lavender Oil to hydrate and moisturise.