With her glossy blonde locks, piercing blue eyes and pillowy lips, Australian actress and It-girl Samara Weaving encapsulates modern beauty and elegance in this stunning photo shoot with Byrdie Australia.
Here is inside scoop on how to achieve the five gorgeous (and easy!) makeup looks yourself.
To achieve this modern “disco fairy” vibe, makeup artist Georgia Hull etched kohl along the waterline, then smudged the liner down onto the bottom lashline to soften it. Next she dipped a small pencil-tipped brush into bronze eyeshadow and used it to blend under the eye. Hull added loads of mascara to the top lashes to balance out the liner, then painted a matte peach on the lips for a polished finish.
This gilded makeup look doesn’t require much effort to create. Hull used a soft brown eyeshadow to contour the eyes, then pressed a pigment-rich gold shadow firmly in the centre of the lids, blending softly. To take the intensity up a notch for evening, Hull has an easy hack: “Wet your brush with water or a makeup setting spray—the pigments activate with liquid and the colour pay-off is a lot stronger.”
This is how cool girls do glitter—it’s unexpected but understated. Hull began by perfecting the skin with moisturiser and a circulation-boosting facial massage. A satin-finish foundation was applied along the T-zone with a buffing brush and blended out, and concealer was added where needed. Transparent loose powder was loosely dusted over the top to set everything in place. Shimmery blue gel liner was applied along the top lashline with an angled brush hugging the lashline and ending in a teensy flick. Brows were filled in, brushed up and set in place with brow gel.
Weaving’s baby blues were the perfect partner for this sunset-esque colour palette. Hull blended hot pink eyeshadow all over the lid, building up the colour until opaque. Next, she took a large fluffy brush and blended orange shadow into the eye socket, melding the two colours together. To finish, Hull added highlighter at the inner corner of the eyes, down the bridge of the nose and at the Cupid’s bow.
Deep mahogany isn’t an obvious lipstick shade for summer but one look at Burberry’s Spring /Summer ’16 runway demonstrates just how fresh it can look worn out of season. Hull used a brush to paint on satin lipstick then dabbed gold pigment at the Cupid’s bow to bring light to the lips. Hull blended bronze shadow on lids and under the eyes, and used a small shadow brush to add matte brown shadow at the outer corners of eyes for depth. The finishing touches? A flick of liner, and highlighter at the inner corners of the eyes.
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