Ever since I spotted Val Garland applying a face full of fake freckles to the models at Preen's SS15 show I have been waiting for the opportunity to try out this trend. This story for Odalisque magazine, shot on a working farm, provided the perfect canvas. For two models with very different colourings this freckled make up look really brought them together. Here are the simple steps I followed to create this sun-kissed smattering...
- Using an assortment of brow pencils I dotted them across their faces where they may have naturally caught the sun.
- Then I lightly blotted the fake freckles with my fingertips so that they became part of the skin rather than sitting on top.
- Finally I used a warm blush to set the freckles (MAC Powder Blush in Coppertone) and enhance the outdoors glow.
If you want to have a go at faux freckling head to Topshop and pick up their Freckle Pencil, then scroll through the gallery below for some inspiration from the runways.
For the November issue of Country & Town House magazine we shot a 10 page jewellery & watches special in the penthouse suite at The Connaught Hotel. With one Boodles necklace alone costing over half million pounds we were joined on set by nine security guards.
My makeup brief... to match the glitz and glamour of the jewels. For this I turned to MAC Cosmetics Black Tied Eyeshadow, a highly pigmented black with a silver sparkle that delivers shimmering smoky eyes. To complete the look I layered on my favourite Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Eyeliner and lashings of mascara.
To get the look at home here is the full product list...
From L to R: Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation, Mac Cometics Black Tied Eyeshadow, Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Eyeliner, Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara, Charlotte Tilbury Nude Kate Lipstick.