I love taking a black and white print and adding a light water-colour wash to accentuate certain areas; it works so well as a technique. The b&w print on pink card, pictured in the photograph above, shows some experimentation I first did and it turned out pretty nice – will be uploading more pieces soon!
Real Techniques: the ‘expert face brush’ and ‘stippling brush’ – I usually use the stippling brush on days when I wear just a little concealer and then finish with powder. And the expert face brush for liquid foundation because it buffs the foundation into the skin perfectly for an almost flawless finish
Rimmel Stay Matte powder – long lasting indeed
Rimmel lipstick from the Kate Moss collection in shade 08 – a perfect everyday kinda lipstick a with a good moisturising and smooth finish
Soap & Glory ‘Thick and Fast’ super volume mascara – for me volume is a must and this mascara gives a really good ‘fuller lashes’ look without being really clumpy; a coat or two on curled lashes and your good to go!
Barry M Gelly Highshine nail polish in the shade ‘lychee’ – adore!!
Yellow & Blue by thepeachandpoppy featuring: Yellow sweater romwe.com River Island blue coat $130 – riverisland.com J.Crew straight leg jeans jcrew.com ASOS ballet flat shoes asos.com Coast blue handbag $31 – coast-stores.com J Crew infinity scarve jcrew.com
This week’s ICONIC is the queen of of casual cool, Miss Alexa Chung. She was the original ‘it’ girl, before we really knew what ‘it’ was. Alexa is infamous for her androgynous style, pioneering boxy shapes and tailored suits for the women of today. She looks just as cool stepping out for a coffee as she does in front of the camera lens hosting Fuse TV.
To be honest, I would give my left arm and possibly even my right to be half as cool as her.
All photos from Alexa’s shoot for Flare Magazine (Tumblr).
Hope you’re enjoying August so far and I know I’ve been slacking lately and missed a couple of days of the challenge (oops!) but hopefully catch up soon!
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