A mixture of french, fishtail and three stem plaits pulled into a low chinion. Hair was sectioned and tonged on large Babyliss Pro ceramic tongs to give movement and control. Set with L'Oreal Techni Pli heat setting spray. Short flyaway hairs controlled with Cloud Nine Mini straighteners. The set was left to cool in its curl whilst the makeup was completed.
The two sides were loosely french plaited and tied off. The rear pulled up into a shape that complimented Anna's face, neck and head shape. Remember to look at what you are creating from all angles not just in the mirror in front of you. French plaits then worked into the chinion. Finished with a spray of L'Oreal Elnett Supreme Hold and Tigi Bedhead Headrush for shine.
- Hourglass Mineral Veil and a touch of Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (love the smell!) to prime the skin.
- A mixture of Georgio Armani Luminous Silk / Lancome Teint Miracle / Suqqu Frame Fix foundations. Also with a touch of Chantecaille Liquid Lumiere in Luster to add a gorgeous subtle luminous quality to the skin.
- Chantecaille Total Concealer under the eyes and around the nose.
- Nars Secret Brightening Powder under the eyes to set the concealer.
- Suqqu Smoothing Face Powder in other areas that may become oily as the night goes on i.e forehead, chin and nose.
- Nars Smudge Proof eyeshadow base on the eyelid. Remember to allow short dry time.
- Kevin Aucoin One palette. Soft browns and pinks to create a defined socket.
- Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Titanium Smoke to create the smokey eye and enhance the lash line.
- MAC Blacktrack eyeliner gel along upper lids and smudged underneath the eye.
- Ultimate Eyeliner in Champagne on the inner lower waterline.
- Tweezerman eyelash curlers.
- Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara in black.
- Eylure Individual Lashes along the upper outer eye.
- Senna Eyebrow Setting Gel
- Jemma Kidd (sadly no longer available) Eyebrow Palette to contour and enhance the brow.
- Bobbi Brown Cream Blush in Pale Pink and Fresh Melon blended along cheek bones and a touch in the hairline.
- MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Lust to enhance any areas that the light might hit.
- Chantecaille Lip Potion to condition the lips.
- MAC Cremestick Liner in Sublime Culture.
- Tom Ford Lip Stick in Nude Vanille was applied and then taken in Anna's clutch!