Make-up Artist, Candice Mac Nicol shares her insider tips and product recommendations on how to achieve natural, long lasting makeup…
I recently had the pleasure of doing an impromptu shoot with the lovely Kyla from Ice Models before she jets off to Mumbai for 2 months of work!
Kyla seems to be a large portion of my portfolio and rightfully so; not only lovely to work with, Kyla has a face I could throw makeup at and she’d still look amazing!
Vaughan wanted to do something very loose and natural for Kyla; most of her lingerie pics are very glamourous…she tends to exude luxury and glamour! So we found some modern underwear pieces and headed to the beach.
I was recently gifted with a big box of goodies from Kanebo Sensai, and included in this smorgasbord of beauty was a range of Sensai Fluid Finish Lasting Velvet foundations.
I’d yet to use this on a shoot and I was interested to see the results. After cleansing and moisturising Kyla’s skin, I applied Bioderma Sebium Mat as a primer. I didn’t want to powder Kyla too much, but I didn’t want her to shine in the bright sunlight either.
Using both this primer and the Sensai foundation (which has a semi matte finish) I achieved exactly the finish and longevity I was looking for.
I used YSL Touche Eclat to conceal and lift under her eyes and to highlight the cheekbones. I also used a little on the bow of her lips to add definition. I contoured Kyla using MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut.
These creams are my new favourite for contouring as they blend beautifully and offer a cool shadow on the face (often you see models with a very red contour which looks unnatural).
Photo credit: www.vaughantreyvellan.com