To all the readers – my name is Michaela and I am soulfully passionate about enhancing a woman’s confidence through the powerful touches and textures of makeup. Forget trends – be the beautiful you.
Having worked in and around the skincare and makeup industry all of my working career, I have come across so many makeup trends that have changed both the runway and the high street style. Remember the days of the overdrawn lips with the frosted lipstick? And the ultra-skinny brow with frosty lilac /white eyeshadow? (Yeah – vision J.Lo + Christina Aguilera!) These trends are what at the time gives a woman her confidence; the bounce in her step. Even dating back to the most iconic of trends when Gabrielle Chanel created the first red lipstick back in 1924, empowering women to be confident with makeup all those decades ago, she said “if you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” Deemed as provocative way back then, the red lip now symbolises power, beauty and confidence. And this I love.
So, in my blog I’m talking about how magical makeup is and how it enhances our confidence and aura; I’ll also be giving my best trade techniques on how to achieve the beautiful you and not get so stuck on trends. Nowadays, all we hear about is experimenting with ‘cut crease’ looks, everybody wanting the Kim K chisel with contouring and the fuller the lip the better using ‘ombre lip’ techniques. Even as a makeup artist, I admit it’s definitely hard to keep up! With makeup always evolving there are always new and creative ways to enhance your complexion, eye colour and lip shape. Now, as amazing as makeup artistry is, my personal style with clients is about enhancing you. Focusing on your natural colouring, what makes your eye colour stand out, using colour theory to correct the flush of emotion in your cheeks and add pinches of colour on the lips to harmonise with your complexion. This to me is the beautiful you. When I see a ladies beauty through a veil of makeup, she shines and smiles, her freckles emerging, her brow softened, complimenting colours warm her luminous skin.
I wondered how long it would take me to say that word – LUMINOUS. What I believe every skin should look like, my favourite way to tackle complexion. Creating glowy, dewy, healthy looking, radiant, almost balmy – skin. This I believe is not a trend, but about creating the perfect base for YOUR SKIN TYPE and assessing and perfecting your skincare routine, boosting healthy skin cells from the dermal layer with skincare
supplements to feed the skin from within, and then finding the best texture of base for your skin type.
My personal favourite is Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals foundation, £39.95. This velvet mousse foundation leaves the skin looking hydrated, plump and radiant at its best! Key ingredients Vitamin C to brighten the skin, hyaluronic acid – vital for hydrated balanced skin, aloe vera to sooth and CoEnzyme Q10 – an antioxidant that protects the cells from damage. All in one bottle!! Light to moderate buildable coverage….. I could go on! Defo my fave. Also, warming through an under eye brightener with the warmth of your ring finger, choose peachy tones to counteract blue tonal dark shadows, and yellow tones for more of a browner undereye. I use best the Jane Iredale Active Light concealer £25. Next, using a bronzer to warm through the tones of the skin, and add shape back to the complexion.
Mousse tan by Chanel I love, Soleil Tan De Chanel £36 Is a creamy bronzer that you buff into the skin, leaving a naturally warm sun kissed skin. Finally, to add emotion back to the cheeks, I love to either harmonise a blusher to the correct tone of the skin – for example, cooler tone pinks/berry colours for fairer more pink tone skins, and then warmer peachy coral, brown tone blushers for warmer more golden skins. My ultimate fave is Glossier Cloud Paint £15, a creamy, blendable cheek colour that instantly melts into the skin, inspired by New York sunsets. The Dusk shade is universally flattering for all skin tones. People always ask me how to wear blusher, ‘what are the trends’ and quite simply its about putting your natural colour and emotion back into the skin, keeping the colour higher to lift the complexion and creating a friendly, warm and ignited skin. Finally match this colour to your fave textured lippy and there you have – an enhanced, naturally stunning, beautiful you.
So, while I go on about my perfect make up look and what I think creates an enhanced beautiful you, think about what makes you feel confident and how makeup makes you feel good? Here at Ro Skin, we all share the same passion of making you feel your best, so whether you’re a makeup wearer or not, come and visit us and have some fun with colour! Have you got the Ro Glow? And do you burst with radiance of beautiful you?