true beauty is choosing cruelty free cosmetics!
- Products donated by EverEscents Organic Hair Care and Synergie Skin
- Hair and Make-up – Nicole Groch
- Photographer – Andrew Raszevski
- Model – Joanna Konigson @ Colors Entertainment
To re-create this look you will need the following products from Synergie Skin:
- Micellution cleansing water.
- Reclaim anti-ageing moisturizer.
- Whip foundation in vanilla cream.
- Concealor in light/medium.
- Hydromatt powder.
- Second skin crush loose mineral foundation.
- Hydroblush in spice.
- Eyedation in vanilla, peach, chocolate and pinot.
- Magnifeye eyeliner in chocolate.
- Vitalash mascara in jet black.
- Poutpot lip liner in deep rose.
- Lipsync-C in opulent-c.
- Rejuvalip tinted moisturising lip gloss.
- Synergie make-up brushes.
And the following hair styling products from EverEscents Organic Hair Care:
- Heat protector cream.
- Universal styling cream.
- Ginger and lime styling wax.
- Plastic-free grapefruit and lemongrass hairspray.
- First I primed model Joanna’s skin using Synergie Minerals Micellution Cleansing Water. Pour a little onto a cotton pad and wipe over face and neck. This is a great product for removing all traces of makeup and oil. I then massaged into the skin Synergie Skin Reclaim Anti-Ageing Moisturiser and let it absorb completely into the skin before applying the foundation.
- As my model’s skin was very fair, I chose to use the Synergie Mineral Whip Foundation in vanilla cream. A little goes a long way and it works best when using the Synergie Maxi Foundation Flat Top Brush to buff it onto the face, neck and chest area. (Always make sure to blend well into the hairline and around the ears.)
- Next over the top of the foundation and using the Synergie Concealer Brush, I dabbed and blended a small amount of Synergie Concealer in light/medium under the eyes and only where there was a slight dark shadow.
- To add some warmth to the face and set the makeup, I applied Synergie Mineral Hydromatt Powder, as this product had a slightly darker tone than the foundation I chose to use. Alternatively you can also use the Synergie Second Skin Crush Loose Mineral Foundation in a shade closely matched to your Mineral Whip Foundation. Either product can be applied with either the Synergie Kabuki Brush or a clean dry latex sponge.
- Using the Hydroblush in spice and the Synergie Blush Brush, I added a flush of colour to the apples of the cheeks and also swept a little blush along the cheek bone to define the hollows of the cheeks. Then also very subtly, I added a very light-handed touch of blush to the temple area. Doing this on fair skin is a great way to add some warmth and depth to the face.
- Using the Synergie Eyeshadow Base Brush, I swept Synergie Mineral Eyedation in vanilla, over the entire eyelid area as my base colour. Then using the same brush I applied Eyedation in peach to the lower lid, blending up through the eye socket area.
- For the outer corner and socket crease of the eye I darkened and defined these areas by applying a mix of Eyedation in chocolate and in pinot using the Crease Brush. I also softly applied this colour combination under the lower lash line. This layering and shading using darker tones adds depth and highlight to the eyes.
- To really make the eyes stand out, but without harsh lines, I drew a soft edged cat-eye line along the top lashes using Magnifeye Eyeliner in chocolate – this gel linercomes in a pot, complete with its own liner brush in the lid stem. I then brushed a little Eyedation chocolate eyeshadow, over the top of my line, using the Synergie Dual Ended Angle Brush. *Adding a thin layer of eyeshadow on top of eyeliner is a great way to set it and soften the line.
- I then lengthened, defined and darkened Joanna’s lashes using Synergie’s Vitalash Mascara in jet black.
- To define and thicken eyebrows, Eyedration Shadow in taupe was brushed through the brows with the Synergie Dual Ended Angle Brush.
- To create a stunning pout, I first lined model Joanna’s lips using the Poutpot Lip Liner in deep rose, which also has a handy little liner brush in the lid stem. Her lips where then filled in with Lipsync-C in shade opulent-c and then a dab of shine was added using Rejuvalip Tinted Moisturizing Tinted Lip-Gloss
To get this dishevelled look I first massaged through the hair a mix of EverEscents Heat Protector Cream and Universal Styling Cream, then combed through hair to disperse evenly.
Using a large, densely bristled, vegan, round brush, I blow-waved Joanna’s hair, smoothing the cuticle and adding root lift and bounce.
Then using a very large sized, hot conical tong, I randomly took small sections of hair and wound it round the barrel and let it heat up for about 10 seconds before releasing and running my fingers through the hair to loosen the curl.
I then lightly back-combed (teased) the roots at the crown and top of the head and softly smoothed out this top layer of teasing with a brush. Then using my fingers I loosened pieces and add texture to this top area before pinning back and securing with a couple of bobby pins subtly at the middle of the back of the head.
To tame any extra frizz and add a little more shine, I gently worked through a seriously tiny amount of Ginger and Lime Styling Wax, which I first warmed up and spread in the palm of my hands to ensure I didn’t overcoat the hair. (Be careful to use only a touch of wax and only if needed, so as to avoid weighing the hair down and making it look too oily.)
Finish off with a light mist of Plastic-free Grapefruit and Lemongrass Hairspray.