Earlier this week, my friend Helen was all set to work at the BBC Folk Music Awards as an event assistant. Kitted out in a beautiful black vintage dress and retro heels from Raiders Vintage in Liverpool, her look was inspired by everyone’s new favourite film, the Artist. (I feel like I’d be cheating if I didn’t point out that I haven’t seen it yet! It is on my to do list for this weekend.)
Capturing the simplicity of old-time glamour, we decided that we should give Helen a classic light-to-dark smokey eye. I used a soft shade on her eyelids and then used browns and blacks to add depth to her underliner and the corners of her eyes.
As if she were made for this era, Helen’s skin is very fair. I used a highlighter over her cheekbones to give her skin an extra glow and applied a rosy pink blusher to the apples of her cheeks to compliment the red lips she was about to sport.
For extra perfection, I applied a lip liner to Helen’s lips before applying a pillar-box red shade of lipstick. The brightness of this red clashed with her pale skin and gave her pout an extra wow factor!
With rolls in her hair and coffee in hand, Helen dashed for her taxi. Later on she texted me to say that backstage, a certain celebrity told her that she looked like something out of… The Artist! A brilliant result, we were happy that our creative efforts went rewarded.
I suppose it made a nice change from the last time I did Helen’s makeup…