Get party-prepped with these BTS bold beauty looks
Go big or go home right?
We've been locked away in our towers for too long with the restrictions of Covid-19 and there's never been such anticipation for party season.
To celebrate the release of lockdown AND the relaunch of the beauty brand Prosperina Cosmetics' new website, local Makeup Artist & Ambassador Rachel Mackwood created a series of stunning party looks and we captured them in the making, behind the scenes.
But we know it's not good enough to just inspire, we need to educate. So Rachel has put together her steps on how to create some of these looks using the Prosperina range below...
We're not talking your run of the mill filled in brows in a soft brown, we're talking colourful statement brows. Rach used the Prosperina eyeshadow palette to create this effect. The secret is in the build up of texture you apply before the shadow...
"I also used a lip gloss in colour Nude Shimmer on the lip."
SMOKEY WINGED EYES
"I first laid down the first base foundation primer on super clean skin. This light hydrating primer is a must-have this season to create the perfect base for flawless looking, plump healthy skin. I wanted a really clean, natural-looking skin for this look so I literally just used a concealer to correct under the eye around the nose creases and chin area. I use the N225 Cool Neutral Liquid Concealer and patted it on gently to only the areas required.
"For the fluffy, undone brows on this look I used the Prosperina brow gel combed through on a brow brush in a vertical direction. You could if your brows are patchy fill them in with the Prosperina brow palette which comes with a helpful brow brush.
"It contains five colours so can be mixed to create the perfect colour match to your brow hair. Also for unruly brows that you really want to hold in place you can use a little bit of clear soap or hairspray on a brow brush to ensure they stay in place all day or night."
We've all wanted them, but we don't know quite how to achieve them in a natural way. Our beautiful model here Marijike had natural freckles but we wanted to amplify them.
PLAYING WITH LINES
ART CANVAS INSPO
Step outside the square and go beyond the norm with a build-up of texture around the eyes for interest.
"For this arty canvas look, I used the Colour Pop palette again. I first used the colour highlight in the contour palette to give me a nice matte base to help build the coloured texture I needed. I used a little Vaseline Mixed with the pigment and I swelled it using a cotton bud through the colour around her eye.
This was a fun look that could be set if you applied the Invisible Blot Powder gently over the top (I would suggest dusting from a brush) and then use the Prosperina Setting Spray to hold it all in place. For this look, I also applied a Lip Lacquer in the colour ‘Punchy‘. This pink lacquer is definitely a neon lovers dream!"
Some more tips from Rachel...