the shu uemura spring collection designed in collaboration with japanese artist ob, features four princesses each with their own persona. the second makeup look that i did was based on the cherry blossom princess.
here’s a look behind-the-scenes at how i created the look using the pink spring palette on lovely model christine mccabe:
some retouching on set
- load up natural brush 10 with light pink shade and press all over lids all the way up to brow and on lower lid
- brush 11 and light pink shade to soften edges and extend slightly onto temples
- use brush 11 to extend light pink shade onto cheekbone area
- natural brush 10 and apply dark pink shade to crease; soften with brush 11
- brush 5R or 10 to apply dark pink shade along outer lower lid
- use natural brush 10 to layer light brown and deep brown shades into the outer crease area of eyes; soften with brush 11
- brush 15 to apply glow on in M soft orange 542 (blending into pink shade on temples)
- brush 15 to apply glow on P vivid orange 551 to cheek bones (blending with the pink shadow and the M soft orange glow on)
- add more colour if necessary
- after having put on the lashes, i decided to deepen the crease area further with the brown shades
- line lips with nude lip liner
soft princess curls hairstyle designed by Lip Lap of Initium Hair in Markham, Ontario.
and here’s the completed image:
hope you enjoyed the post! share with all of the makeup artists out there! have fun experimenting!
for spring 2013, shu uemura collaborates with young japanese artist ob to celebrate the rise in a new sensitivity in art. according to ob,
“… reality lies in the world of ambiguity. In between the innocent, beautiful dream world and the physical world. That is what [she] want[s] to express in [her] collection.” – ob
she created a universe where four princesses can be found: cherry blossom princess, moon princess, forest princess and ocean princess. for the collection, i had the opportunity to create four makeup looks using the new spring eyeshadows and lipsticks to reflect the four princesses.
this is how i created the ocean princess:
- apply UV brightening underbase using pentagon sponge to even out and prep skin for application of pastel colours
- brush 18 to apply FA illuminating moisture foundation in fair beige
- cover crayon to conceal darkness under eyes and redness around nose and lips. blend with synthetic brush 10.
- brush 18R to apply face powder matte in colourless
EYES: (blue palette) click here to read my review on the eyeshadow palettes
- cover crayon on lids to even out skin tone for pastel colours. blend using synthetic brush 10.
- brush 10F to apply brown painting liner on upper and lower lash line
- natural brush 10 to apply light blue shade all over upper and lower lids…
- natural brush 10 to apply deeper blue shade to crease…
- brush 10 to apply light blue and deep blue shade to lower lid
- brush 10 and brush 11 to apply lavender shade above temples blending into the blue shade.
- brush 15 to apply yellow shade on cheekbone blending into blue shade on temples.
- fill in brows using hard formula in seal brown
- line water line with pearly white drawing pencil
- curl lashes
- apply natural mascara in black
- apply oceans beads mini lashes
- brush 2R to line upper and lower lash line
- brush 20 to apply glow on in M soft pink
- line lips with nude lip liner
- fill in with light beige rouge unlimited
- apply gold gloss to centre of lips
HAIR: designed by Lip Lam for Initium Hair
and here’s the final image:
for the makeup artists out there, have fun experimenting with this look!
review for the ob collection to come soon!
getting ready for spring? it’s time to pull out some colourful eyeshadows and to shop for some new makeup goodies to add to your collection! flipping through magazines and browsing online, i was inspired to create a aqua marine makeup look to reflect the spunky colourful liners seen on the runways this spring season.
loulou magazine also featured this look in the march 2013 issue:
image taken from loulou magazine march 2013 issue
this is my version using the new shu uemura spring 2013 dream blossom blue palette:
this look is so easy to recreate:
FACE: keep skin soft and fresh using minimal makeup
- cleanse skin using cleansing oil (i like to use the fresh one – pink bottle)
- hydrate skin so that makeup smoothes on nicely; for very clean and fresh looking skin, i recommend using the hydrabtility intense moisture filling
- apply shu uemura bb perfector cream – available in stores in canada
- lightly dust loose powder matte to areas that tend to get overly shiny i.e., nose and forehead
- spritz face with depsea water (i’m currently using mint)
EYEBROWS: for a softer spring look, shape eyebrows so that they are more straight than arched
- shape eyebrows using shu uemura hard formula (i use seal brown)
- soften them using brush 6OB
- i like to set my brows in place using the shu uemura brow manicure in ash brown
EYES: i used the dream blossom blue palette for this look. click here to read my review on the palette.
- make sure lips are well moisturized. i like to use the depsea hydrability lip balm.
- apply new ob sakura pink rouge unlimited for a cute pink pout
have fun experimenting with this trendy aqua marine look!