We were super excited to meet with Lancôme's National Makeup Artist, Lara Srokowski last week. Not only were we lucky enough to trial Lancôme's brand new Air de Teint foundation (a lightweight, barely there perfecting liquid), Lara was kind enough to give us a step by step guide on how to achieve the ultimate everyday, natural, nude look. Testing out the Lancôme au-naturale look was our very own Customer Service Manager, Charley. Want to know how she did it? Read on!
"It feels like I'm not wearing makeup.
The best part is, I still look like me - only better!" - Charley
Step 1. Start by applying Lancôme's Advanced Genifique to create a luminous healthy glow.
Lara reminds us, 'beautiful make up starts with beautiful skin.'
Step 2. Prime the skin with Lancôme's La Base Pro Perfecting Make-up Primer, its velvety soft texture will smooth out any imperfections to create a perfected base for your foundation, giving you a natural long wearing result:
Lara's PRO TIP: Use your fingers to apply the primer, the warmth of your fingers helps to better adhere to the skin.
Step 3. Apply Lancôme's Air de Teint Perfecting Fluid with a foundation brush; using the brush in a sweeping motion, start in the centre of the face and work outwards.
Lara's PRO TIP: Turn the brush over to the clean side and smooth over the face for a nude matte glow.
Step 4: Apply Lancôme's Teint Miracle Concealer Pen to the eye contour to illuminate and brighten the eye gaze. For optimal results apply the concealer pen to the top of the cheek bones and down the centre of the nose to bring forward and highlight these areas creating more dimension to the face.
Step 5: Apply a zest of colour using Lancôme's Blush Subtil, use only on the apple of the cheeks for a fresh rosy glow. For more definition, sculpt underneath the cheek bones with the Lancôme's Star Bronzing Powder.
Lara's PRO TIP: Use the left over blush on the brush over the eyelid to create a pop of colour to the eyes.
Step 6: Apply Lancôme's Teint Miracle Pressed Powder on a big powder brush. Apply only to the centre of the face to give a more matte appearance in areas you want to avoid unwanted shine.
The finished look is gorgeous on our Customer Service Manager, Charley. Perfectly polished for any occasion without looking over-done.
Other products used on Charley:
xx Channel, Adore Beauty