With eco-beauty makeup as gorgeous as this, it’s easy being green
by Carlene Higgins; Photography by Ishi
Nature Girl With eco-beauty makeup as gorgeous as this, it’s easy being green By Carlene Higgins; Photography by Ishi
THE MISSION: Flawless Skin
THE MUST-HAVE: Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15, $38. “It’s remarkably lightweight, which makes for a sheer, natural finish,” says makeup artist Greg Wencel. We love that it’s talc-free, too. Wencel created glowing skin with swirls of this mineral-powder foundation and a large fluffy brush (he used a smaller, denser brush for spot-correcting). THE EXTRAS: To make cheeks pop up rosy, try Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Blush in Amused, $23. Complete the soft ’n’ subtle look with a light coat of Nvey Eco, Organic Mascara, $24. Jacket, Casch Copenhagen. Necklace, Claire’s.
THE MISSION: Glowing Cheeks
THE MUST-HAVE: Sukicolor Pure Cream Stain Lip/Cheek in Vermillion, $57. “It’s got the perfect finish,” says Wencel. “It’s sheer and it stays put—never sticky or oily.” The feel-good factors? There are no synthetics, dyes or petrochemicals. To put the emphasis on killer cheekbones, Wencel dabbed it on, building up the colour with his fingers. THE EXTRAS: Give lips a hint of shimmering, flirty colour with Origins Flower Fusion Hydrating Lip Color in Azalea, $17.50. To contrast and complement rich-brown eye colour, try a trio of pink, wine and cream eyeshadows such as Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow in Pink Bliss, $34. Jacket, Winners.
THE MISSION: Look-At-Me Colour
THE MUST-HAVE: Micabella Shimmer All-Mineral Powders in Freeze and Royal, $15 each. “The colours are so vibrant,” says Wencel. “You only need a little to get intense colour.” Plus, they’re 100-percent-pure mica, without any fillers, chemical dyes or talc. Get the icy-blue effect by layering the two colours and blending with a brush. THE EXTRAS: To top off our model’s eyelashes, Wencel used Korres Provitamin B5 and Rice Bran Mascara, $26—his new fave for allergic or very sensitive eyes. Leave lips bare-looking but luminous with Cargo PlantLove Lipstick in Sparkling Praline, $20. Necklace, Otazu.
For more great looks, pick up the October issue of FLARE.
Hair and makeup, Greg Wencel, Plutino Group; Fashion director, Elizabeth Cabral
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