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Lancôme Makeover

25 March 2014 4:58:42 PM EST


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: 

Lancôme Le Eye Correcteur Pro
Lancôme Artliner 24H Liner

Tell us! Which Lancôme products have you tried and loved and how do you like to apply them?
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xx Channel, Adore Beauty

Makeup Trends 2014

12 March 2014 4:09:54 PM EST

With Melbourne Fashion Festival fast approaching, we've taken a look at some bold makeup trends. From statement liner to striking Hollywood lips, here's a rundown of some up and coming looks for 2014.

Graphic Liner

A quick way to change your look instantly, bold graphic liner can be as simple or intricate as you dare. Opt for a long wearing formula, and don't be afraid to add a little colour.






Bold Statement Lips

Statement, Hollywood lips are a classic. To add an edge, try an intense matte shade as an alternative to the classic glossy red lip.




Beautiful Brows

Go bold with a statement brow. Keep the rest of you makeup simple to allow your brows to shine.



Natural Matte Skin

Wait...natural and matte? It can be achieved! Try a foundation with a natural finish, powder down your T-Zone, leaving the rest of the skin natural with a slight sheen.




Tell us! Have you seen any makeup trends for 2014 that you're dying to try?

Barely There, Natural Makeup Inspiration

5 March 2014 4:15:48 PM EST

Something that looks so simple has got to be to apply simple right? Well the natural, barely there or no makeup - makeup look needs a lot more product than you think! We've hand pick some stunning, effortless looks we love.


Follow Adore Beauty's board Barely There, Natural Makeup Inspiration on Pinterest.