Lucy Cartwright studied on our Peter King Television & Film Makeup Course and is currently working on the new Star Wars 8 movie. She’s taken time out from her very busy diary to tell as about her favourite beauty products.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Avène moisturising face mask, this is a lifesaver! If you have dry/dull/tired skin you just slather this all over your face, leave it to absorb for 10 minutes and then wipe off the excess with a tissue. Skin is then plump and soft and ready for makeup after. I use this a lot when I’m doing bridal makeup as it’s easy to get a bridesmaid or bride to pop it on while I’m working on someone else and it gets their skin nicely prepped for me!
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Primer…. so hard to pick which one, it’s like picking a favourite child! I am currently using strobe cream by Mac; this gives the skin a lovely fresh glow and sits beautifully under foundation. I also really like Stila’s One Step Correct primer as it evens out my skin tone and makes my foundations job much easier! For Bridal I use Laura Mercier’s radiance primer as it is a great primer that helps the makeup last and it has a beautiful golden glow.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]I love a good corrector! My fave for me at the moment is Bobbi Brown’s corrector in light bisque. I apply it after my base in the inner corner of my eye and directly under the lash line. It brightens and lifts under my eyes and stops me looking tired and, quite frankly, ill!
[dropcap]4[/dropcap]As much as I love corrector I cannot use it on its own… correctors are not skin colour so you need to apply a concealer in your own skin tone over the top. Again there are a few concealers I really like. Bobbi Brown’s creamy concealer is lovely and works well with the corrector. I also really like NARS creamy radiant concealer – it is a really nice consistency and it’s really easy to apply; you dot it on in a little upside down triangle under the eyes, blend and it’s done!
[dropcap]5[/dropcap]I’m a little bit in love with my charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick liquid liner at the moment too. It’s a really great liner pen with a fine point that allows me to create a range of eye makeup looks. In the day it is great for tight lining the eye (drawing a really fine line along the lash line and upper water line) this makes my lashes look much thicker and gives definition to the eye without looking like I have much makeup on. It’s also great for doing big bold flicks for a more glam look!
[dropcap]6[/dropcap]Sticking with Charlotte Tilbury I am also a big fan of her Bronze and Glow set. Mine is almost completely worn away! It consists of a great bronzer/contour colour and a really lovely highlighter (both powder). It makes contouring so quick and easy and a lot less scary than using creams. I use a tapered contour brush (also Charlotte Tilbury) to run the contour colour directly under my cheek bones, around temples and hairline, under jaw line and softly down either side of my nose. I then dust the highlight colour across the top of my cheekbones and down the centre of my nose and voilà, I am contoured!
You can find more of Lucy’s work on her website – http://www.lcmakeup.co.uk/
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