Please welcome Helen, here she is giving it her best "Prisoner Cell Block H" pose:
Helen wanted a very simple, daytime look that she could easily replicate herself, that would make her look more "polished". We picked some nice, neutral shades to suit her skin-tone, and that would be easy to apply in a rush.
As always, we started with the base, we thought that using a tinted moisturiser would be the best thing, so we wouldn't have to "mess about" with moisturiser and foundation and powder. I used Benefit You Rebel in light, with a little light concealor under Helen's eyes to even out the little dark circles she has there:
This left us with a nice, sheeny glow. Then we moved onto the eyemakeup. We had picked out the Paul & Joe eyeshadow I bought recently in 95, which is a lovely rose-gold shade, as we thought it went very well with Helen's eyes:
As you can see from the picture above, it's very natural-looking. I applied it in an almond shape all over the eyelid, up to the brow-bone, then replicated it on the other eye:
Helen seemed quite impressed! In order to emphasise the blueness of Helen's eyes, I used a Chanel chocolate-brown eyeliner on the top lid, and added a tiny amount of Clinique liner in charcoal under the bottom lashes.
Once I'd finished off the eyes with a smudge of Clarins Wonder Perfect (currently my HG mascara) on the lashes, I applied a dab of Cargo Illuminator in Wind to Helen's amazing cheekbones:
Then I realised it needed a bit more blending in, so taking a soft fluffy brush, I did just that! To give a llittle sheen to Helen's lips, I applied a layer of Clarins Joli Rouge in fig, which is a lovely soft reddish shade, with a lot of illuminating particles:
I think she liked it!
Here's the before and after:
It's a very simple look, with a minimum of fuss and products used, but I think it polished Helen up a treat. What do you think?