My name is Emma Hales and I am a London based make-up artist. I have always been a creative and artistic person with many years spent working in fashion houses. I decided to leave the world of fashion and use my
creative skills for my passion… make-up!
I am going to show you how to create a very simple classic Hollywood look. This is a look that works on every skin tone and is worn often by Actress Christina Hendricks. Perfect for a glam night out or a
For a dewy fresh complexion always moisturize your face and then prime. I will be using Prep and Prime by MAC. This primer calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens lines out skin redness. Apply to your face using a foundation brush.
When I have prepped my skin I always being with my eye makeup. I do this is to give my primer time to settle into my skin and also if I make any mistakes on my eye makeup or if any shadow falls on my face I
can easily wipe away, and it saves me from re doing my foundation!
As you did with your face, make sure you prime your eyelids, otherwise your eyeshadow will melt into your eyelids and become clumpy of wear off quickly. I am using MAC Pro long paint pot in colour Painterly. Apply with a large eye brush all over the lid and right up to the eyebrow line, again a little will go a long way.
Next step is to apply your first layer of eye shadow. For this particular Christina Hendricks look we want to use very natural skin tones to highlight and also add definition to the eyes. First I apply a light creamy skin tone colour in a matte eye shadow, use one which is one tone lighter than your skin. Apply with a large eye brush all over the lid and right up to the eyebrow line as you did with the
Now to add some definition to the eyelid crease, pick a colour which is two tones darker than your skin colour and start to apply into the crease of the eyelid with a small brush, working from the outside in.
Blend with a blending brush until you’re happy with the look. Remember this should look very natural!
Now to the eyeliner. There are many different ways to apply eyeliner, however I am using a felt tip eyeliner pen. I find these really easy to use and they create a really clean line. To begin start with a thin line from the inner lid working you way out. Again don’t worry if you make a mistake you can go over it again to even out of simply wipe away with a cleansing wipe. For this look I want to you stop when you get to the outer side of the lid. I will finish the liner when I have foundation on. Wipe away any excess eye shadow from under your eyes.
Now your primer has settled into your skin you can start to apply your concealer. Conceal any blemishes on your face and under the eyes to brighten up any dark circles. Some people like to apply concealer on top of their foundation, which is totally fine to do. Personally I find for my skin it works better if I apply before. Try it out and see what works for you. I use a liquid concealer.
Christina Hendricks always has a fresh glow to her skin so for this look I am using MAC mineralise moisture foundation. To make sure you are using the correct colour test a small amount on your jawline, really there shouldn’t be too much difference between the colour of your skin and your foundation. Apply with a foundation brush covering all areas of your face. Then go over your face with foundation blending brush in a circular motion to blend in any streaky lines and create a flawless complexion.
Pick and eyebrow shade which is slightly lighter than the colour of your eyebrows. My eyebrows are an uneven shape and they have gaps so I find pencil works for me. I am using MAC eyebrow pencil in colour Lingering. You can use eye shadow too using a slanted eyebrow brush. I start by drawing a light line under the brow to create the shape I like. This gives me the opportunity to make both eyebrows the same. Then fill in lightly until you have your desired shape and colour.
Going back to go back to the eyes now to add an extra flick of liner. This has been done since the ’50s and still adds that perfect touch of glamour. Imagine there is a line going from the outer corner of your eye right up to the outer of your eyebrow. Mark a dot about 5mm-1cm out from the outer corner of the eye at the same angle as the imaginary line, then connect that dot to the outer corner of your eye. Draw inwards from the end of the flick towards the eye to thicken the line. You’re then going to apply liner under the eye coming from the flick. This is a thin line, which you can smudge slightly with your finger so it has a softer look.
Using a nude tone lip liner mark out your lip shape. Look straight into your mirror and use the lip liner to make sure both sides of your lip are even. When you are happy with the shape, colour in your lip
with the liner.
For this look we are using a red lipstick. It’s up to you what red you pick. For fair skin I recommend using deep cold reds and for darker skin you can use more orange reds, which compliment your skin tone. I am using MAC Retro matte – Relentlessly Red. This is a matte lipstick, which is really popular at the moment. It has a slight pink shade to it giving it a younger feel.
I apply just using the lipstick itself, some people prefer to use lipstick brushes but I don’t have the patience! Following the shape you’ve created with your lip liner cover all your lips with a generous coat. You can clean up any raw edges up by using your concealer brush around the edges of your lips. I then apply a red lip liner tonal to my lipstick to go around the edges again to create a really clean look, which also helps to set the lipstick.
I always choose my blusher after my lipstick. This way I can compliment the whole look. I am using MAC Tenderling and Peaches to create a fresh peachy look. This is the only contouring needed for
Apply a light layer of mascara to your top and bottom lashes. When they are dry you can apply your fake lashes… if you desire! I personally love fake lashes and they are perfect for this look.
Measure the lashes against your eye before applying glue. If they are too big, trim with scissors. Put a few drops of lash glue on a hard surface. Let it dry for a minute until it becomes tacky, use a set of tweezers to pick up eyelashes and dip the root in the lash glue. Apply on the lid as close to the roots as possible and hold in place for a few seconds until stable.
Now your look is complete! If you have any shiny areas on your face, with a powder brush you can go over your T zone lightly with a tonal powder.
– Matte lipsticks are very popular at the moment and there are some great ones in the high-street chemists. My favourite find is Maybelline’s Super stay – 24 Bold Matte. They have a great selection of colours and last all night! However, I have learnt my lesson with this product… apply lightly and carefully, when it says ‘super stay’ it means super stay!
– With fake lashes you can pick them up quite cheap in most high-street chemists or supermarkets, for me it isn’t really the lash brand that’s important it’s the glue! I use ‘Duo – eyelash adhesive’. For me it’s
– When you are finished with your eye makeup, apply white eyeliner to the bottom lash line, this will open up your eyes and take away any redness.
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