|Shirt: H&M (in store now). Leather skirt: £55, Asos. Bag: £236 Manu Atelier. Shoes: £62, Topshop (back in stock). Glasses: Burberry. Watch: Shore Projects. Photographs: Ella Sadika|
To be perfectly honest, I’m not one of those girls who is really bothered about how they look to other people. And I have had for years ‘you look so much better without your glasses’ or ‘you can really see your eyes when your glasses are off’ – even strangers on instagram!
|Bobbi Brown store, Covent Garden|
- Brows are important – do them first – as it helps frame the face.
- Focus on where the eyes are stationed. If your frames are big underneath (like mine) – try a smokey eye underneath to fill the space, rather than fill out on top.
|Trying ‘Cobalt Ink’ eyeliner instead of black to bring out my green eyes.|
- Make sure you use a shadow stick/base so that your eyeliner holds without smearing/smudging.
- By smudging your eyeliner underneath, this makes your make-up look less stark and actually makes
them more impactful.
- Always fill in between the roots of the lashes under your top lid – “tightlining” (no, I had never heard of this either). This way there is no skin gap so your eyes really pop. You can do this with your regular eyeliner (Amalie used a small brush for this).
- Always use more ‘corrector’ than concealer. You should be using a 70/30 ratio. Corrector actually takes away the darkness and then concealer brings the colour back to your skin tone.
- If you’re, like me, prone to smudging mascara, used a non smudge version, to let your skin and lashes breathe without bleeding.
- If doing a heavier eye, go easy on the blusher. In the past I’ve always used pink blush, but Amalie introduced me to a much more subtle ‘pastel peach’ version instead. I’m hooked.
|Crystal Pink Sheer Lip Colour. Rose-gold necklace: £85, Daisy London|
|Shirt: H&M (in store now). Leather skirt: £55, Asos. Bag: £236 Manu Atelier. Watch: Shore Projects|