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Time to make a sensational appearance
Festive occasions are always exciting. They are a moment to make a unique and striking appearance. We want you to shine, by looking elegant and full of self-confidence.
Dr. Hauschka make-up-artist Karim Sattar has developed a festive make-up look for these special occasions. He places a spotlight on the most expressive features, the eyes and the mouth. In addition to a very even complexion, the look is dominated by light ivory on the eyelids and black eyeliner around the eyes, underscored by volumising black mascara on the lashes. For an expressive contrast Karim Sattar uses a warm red on the lips, with lipliner in the same colour providing dynamic accents.
Karim describes each step in achieving the perfect look for festive occasions:
Begin with an even complexion
“We start with Dr.Hauschka Translucent Make-up 00 Porcelain. This colour serves as a foundation to make the face appear lighter and bring out its radiance. We follow this with Translucent Make-up in a different shade to conceal redness and minor imperfections. Select the colour that best matches your natural skin tone. Concealer 01 can be used to cover up any blemishes or dark areas under the eyes – it may be helpful to apply it to the entire nose and mouth area as well. To set the creamy make-up, use the powder puff to pat Translucent Face Powder Compact evenly onto the face. This results in a more even, balanced complexion and gives you a longer-lasting look.”
Alternatively use Illuminating Powder instead of Translucent Face Powder Compact for subtle luminosity, instant uplift and perfect for a festive make-up.
Bronzing Powder creates sun-kissed highlights, and world wide is our largest selling make-up item.
“Dr. Hauschka Bronzing Powder adds charm to your look, as though you have been kissed by the sun. With Bronzing Powder on the Dr. Hauschka Powder Brush, begin in the middle of the forehead and work your way down to the chin using circular motions – first on one side, then the other. Bronzing Powder is also ideal for adding contours to the face, giving it a more harmonious appearance. If your face is round, for example, you can use the Powder Brush to apply it to the lower cheek area. To determine the right placement, use the cheekbone as your guide and apply the powder about one thumb-width below it. Then, working from the edge of the face inwards, spread the powder as far as the side of your nose.”
A dab of warm red for glowing cheeks
“To keep the focus on the eyes and lips, we only apply a touch of rouge. But the cheeks should still have a healthy glow. We achieve this with Rouge Powder 04 Soft Terracotta for warm toned skin. Starting at the temples, blend it down towards the top of the cheekbones. For a festive glow, use Eyeshadow 09 Ivory to apply shimmering highlights to the temples and cheeks.”
Tip: Smile when you apply blusher, to place colour on the ‘apples’ of the cheeks.
You may find Rouge Powder 03 Blushing Rose is more flattering for a cool toned skin, and 04 Soft Terracotta for a warm toned skin. So how do you tell your skin tone? Those who suit gold jewellery best are warm toned and those who suit silver jewellery best are cool toned.
Tip: Apply eye make-up by looking downwards into a magnifying mirror.
“This look showcases the eyes. I have selected a pale shade for the lid and dark tones for the contours. Apply Eyeshadow 09 Ivory to the entire upper lid, blending it upwards past the lid crease to fade to the brow. Accentuate the crease of the eyelid using 02 Light Brown from the Dr. Hauschka Eyeshadow Palette, applying the colour back and forth in a gentle curve along the crease to create a light shadow.
Complete the look using the darkest shade from the Eyeshadow Palette, 04 Anthracite. Use the Eye Definer Brush to dab this colour along the upper lash line, just the residue on the brush to the lower lash line. Apply using the Eye Definer Brush starting at the middle of the upper lash line, first dabbing towards the inner corner of the eye and then from the middle towards the outside. Once in place, the eyeshadow serves as a helpful guide for applying Eyeliner Liquid Black. This should now be dabbed over the eyeshadow, first working inwards from the middle and then, after turning the brush, outwards from the middle. Finish by using Eyeliner to draw a curve upwards along the outer lash line. Finally, apply Volume Mascara Black to the lashes. Depending on the desired intensity, brush onto the upper lashes up to three times; the lower lashes should only be brushed once lightly.
The colours 02 Light Brown, 03 Soft Grey and 04 Anthracite from the Eyeshadow Stone Colours Palette can also be used to fill in the eyebrows. Select the shade that best matches your hair colour. Brush the eyeshadow gently into the eyebrows to highlight and shape them.
Tip: With an eye brow bush apply a little Eye Contour Day Balm to the brows which will calm any wayward brow hairs, giving a more professional looking brow. Brows frame the face and enhance your eyes.
The finishing touch: warm red on the lips
First, use Lipliner 02 Warm Red to contour the lower lip, then press the lips together firmly. This leaves an impression on the contour of the upper lip that can easily be intensified. Next, fill in the lips completely using Lipliner. This sets the lipstick and lends more depth to its colour. It also keeps the lipstick from running. Now apply Lipstick 04 Warm Red to the entire lower lip, press the lips together, and apply again to completely cover the lips. Repeat these steps. Next, blot using a tissue, leave it on the lips and apply powder to the lips using a powder puff. Remove the tissue and repeat the application using Lip Brush and a fresh amount of Lipstick 04 Warm Red.
Have fun, looking fabulous!
Thanks for reading our blog. x
Dr. Hauschka International Make-up Artist, Karim Sattar!