Lately I’ve been struck by one fantastic promo photo after another, and I’ve been asking you geniuses to recreate the looks. Your beauty skills never cease to amaze me. Today I’m very proud to present the lovely Xiao of Messy Wands, as she shows us her fantastic recreation of Laura Mercier’s spring look.
Earlier today this post was mislabeled. An email miscommunication led to my erroneous assumption that Xiao was creatively reinterpreting the Make Up For Ever winter look. Deepest apologies for the confusion.
Here’s her breakdown:
I began by evening out my complexion with Cle de Peau concealer in Ochre, then used a generous helping of Burberry Sheer Glow on the entire face, concentrating on my cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of forehead, and chin. I used a little bit of Chanel Vitalumiere Hydra (new formula, not sure when it’ll be out in the U.S.) to go over the face.
I swept Burberry Light Glow in Earthy under my cheekbones, below the jawline, and along the side of my face. Then I used Guerlain Meteorites Cruel Gardenia to highlight my cheeks once more before patting on Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in Tenne and topped it off with a pink-coral blush. I spent a lot of time (and product) on the skin because I wanted to recreate the luminosity on the model’s face.
I used Le Metier de Beaute Jojo as an all over lid base, then heavily dabbed Le Metier de Beaute Sugar at the inner corners of my eyes. To emulate the plummy brown hue, I used Chanel Magic Night and blended it into the two colors. I followed Karla’s advice and used Q-tips to clean up the sides. I also used Q-tips to smudge the edges to achieve a more natural effect.
I dabbed on Guerlain Rouge Automatique #103, followed by Le Metier de Beaute Peche Creme, and finished off with a tiny dab of Le Metier de Beaute Purple Haze.