Being from North America I had not heard of Liz Earle before moving to the UK last year, and (I'll admit) I'm not the biggest expert when it comes to make-up; I wanted to attend to learn application processes as well as about the brand itself. And I'm glad I did!
We watched as international celebrity make-up artist Pauline Briscoe worked her magic on two models giving them day and night looks. Below are the looks and the products listed beneath that were used on the models as well as some great tips that I picked up!
Eyeshadow: Nude (over eyelid) & Birch (on outer corners in a v-shape)
Eyeliner: Dark Brown (used under the lower lashes only)
Mascara: Brown (lash intensifying and smudge proof, but not waterproof)
Eyebrow Pencil: Fair (water resistant)
Blush: Rose Powder Blush
Lips: Blossom (moisturising)
*Tips: When dark brown eyeliner is used under the lower lashes it gives a much softer look than black eyeliner.
The Rose Powder Blush looks good on all skin tones- gives a great fresh look.
When blush is just on apples of cheeks it gives a youthful look.
Blossom lipgloss gives a nude lip look and looks great on all skin tones. It blends best with a brush.
Pauline made the evening look super easy keeping in mind that many of us don't have time for a full makeup routine especially when going out after work.
Eyeshadow: Dark Brown (on outer corners of eyes in a v-shape; gives a smokey eye look)
Eyeliner: Dark (in bottom of rim of eyes)
*Tips: For a sophisticated look, take the blush up to the temples of your face.
To blend makeup well together, go over your face with a little bit of foundation using a foundation brush, staying away from cheekbones.
Finish the look with powder.
Foundation: Mocha and Nutmeg (mixed 2 shades and blended with brush)
Eyeliner: Dark Brown (underneath the lower lashes only)
Eyebrow Pencil: Dark
Lip Pencil: Juniper (water resistant)
*Tips: Use cream blushes as eyeshadow and lipstick (for lipstick put overtop of vaseline on your lips).
Always start with a moisturiser.
Use the lip liner along lip line and blend inward to make lips look smaller.
To make lips appear bigger, use nude tones.
|Peony Cream Blush|
The Peony Cream Blush looks very red at first, but when blended in it gives that perfect pinched look.
First swipe of the blush on to cheeks.
In the below picture I've blended the blush up to my temples, it's very subtle and gives that fresh pinched look.
I am in love with the Liz Earle Cherry Lip Gloss. It has a tinge of red in it and goes on very smooth. It also lasts a long time and is very moisturising.
What I took away from this experience is that Liz Earle emphasises a fresh natural look with minimum effort. Pinched cheeks, glossed lips and light eyeliner for the perfect day time look. Add a bit more of the previously mentioned and you're ready to go out in the evening.