Beauty Without Fuss

Sunday 6 December 2009

Makeover: Mel

It Sunday Makeover time, and this week I was delighted to welcome along Mel:

Mel's a schoolteacher, and was looking for a simple and easy day time look that suits her colouring.  Mel actually owns a bit of very lovely makeup, but doesn't use it very often, so I was hoping to show her how to get the most of some of the things she already owns, and introduce her to a couple of techniques to get the best out of her routine.

First of all, we started with the base, to even out Mel's skintone we used YSL Perfect Touch Foundation, and for the slightly darker skin around her eyes, we used By Terry Eclat de Teint to conceal.  I like both of these products as they have the brush built in already, and they're super-quick and easy to use:

Mel has really lovely grey/blue eyes, so we decided that they would be the feature.  As we were trying to keep this simple, we use Benefit Creaseless Cream eyeshadow in RSVP all over the lid, up to the brow area:

Then, to define the crease - and as an eyeliner - we used Cargo Plant Love eyeshadow in Sparrow:

Then a lick of mascara

And we were ready to add the finishing touches, which in this case were a light dusting of Cargo's Plant Love Illuminator in Wind over the cheeks and temples, and a light coat of Estee Lauder's lipstick in "Beige".  I also darkened Mel's eyebrows a touch with Smashbox eyebrow powder:


Lovely, quick, and natural.  Here's the before and afters:

Thank you, Mel. Let me know when you want to go shopping!



  1. Fantastic makeover hun :)
    I bet you have so much fun doing these!

  2. We do, there's always lots of tea, biscuits and giggling. I love doing them.

  3. looking good! I still need to get some of those creaseless creams.

  4. Oh I love that, she looks fab. Nice, natural and glowy. Polished without being obviously made up. Also love the after shot with the hair down, lovely hair.

  5. I love how amazingly different a person can look with their hair down, she looks absolutely gorgeous.



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