FASHIONWEEK: Get the look

Last Thursday saw the launch of the twenty-first season of Belfast FASHIONWEEK, Ireland’s largest and longest-running fashion event…. And, as it’s my event, please forgive me if I indulge myself this week with a column dedicated to a full ‘get the look’ for our models – who were pampered and preened by the team from Oonagh Boman’s Make Up School using fab Italian skincare range Domina plus make up from Californian brand SENNA Cosmetics…

The base for any look this Spring/Summer is going to be beautiful, glossy, healthy skin; nourished and hydrated and full of vitality. Before any makeup even touches the face, our models’ skin was prepped and pampered with Domina Pure Morning Lotion and Caress of Light, a calming, illuminating, anti-redness face cream.


– Pure Morning Lotion – £18.00 An energy filled concentrated cleanser to wake the skin up. Suitable for all skin types, especially stressed, dry or mature skin. Gently cleanses and eliminates impurities, it calms and sooths while restoring hydration to support the integrity of the skin. Hyaluronic Acid combined with Lipoic Acid protects and prepare the skin to take on the days’ assault of pollutants. The perfect beauty exercise to start the day. Nurturing Face Cleanser
– Caress of Light – £32.00 Protects skin from damaging environmental agents, A luxurious cream, specially formulated for mature, sensitive and reactive skin. Bisabolol sooths, calms and reduces redness. As a natural antioxydant Gamma Oryzanol protects skin from damaging environmental agents, while Mallow protects the skin against moisture loss revealing an even, bright complexion. Calming, Illuminating, Anti redness face cream

To enhance this beautiful skin the make up team used Senna Cosmetics Silky Primer underneath Lasting Illusion foundation, a luxurious, vanilla-scented fluid foundation that gives 16-hour flawless coverage with a whisper smooth feel. I have used this foundation for a 12 hour social marathon at Christmas and I have to say the illusion does last, it is amazing! To complement and enhance the dewy, satin finish of the foundation, the team also used Brilliant Bronzer, which can be worn very sheer or layered on for a deep sunny tan. The brightening highlighter (made with real crushed pearls!) makes skin look luminous.


– Lasting Illusion Foundation – £32.50 This luxurious, long lasting fluid foundation gives skin perfecting and 16 hour flawless coverage with a whisper smooth feel. The modern satin matte finish captures and reflects light from fine lines and wrinkles for an exceptionally youthful appearance. It erases imperfections, won’t settle into lines, and looks seamless on the skin. Works beautifully for all ages and skin types.


– Silky Primer – £28.00 This invisible and lightweight serum glides over skin to provide a seamless texture and prime skin for flawless makeup application. Evens out skin tone and fills in lines for a smooth finish. Light reflecting pigments help diminish imperfections and antioxidants and vitamins protect and nourish. Helps increase makeup staying power. Works for all skin types and skin tones.


– Brilliant Bronzer- £30.00 This featherweight baked mineral powder kisses skin with the sheerest touch of radiant warmth and illumination. The shimmering bronzer can be worn very sheer or layered on for a deep sunny tan while remaining totally natural looking. The brightening highlighter makes skin look luminous. This delicate mineral veil contains specially cultivated fresh water pearls with amino acids and proteins to hydrate and nourish skin, keeping it luxuriously soft and smooth. Each bronzer pattern is hand drawn and baked on terracotta for a rich one-of-a-kind beauty. Free of oils, talc, fragrance and parabens.

Eyes were kept light and bright to accentuate their natural beauty and enchantment. Soft metallic golds and bronzes were accented with sexy kitten flicks, created using Pinpoint Eyeliner, for a touch of drama and allure.


– Pinpoint eyeliner – £14.00 The extremely fine tip makes lining smooth and easy for anyone. The quick drying, high payoff true black formula gives 14 hour transfer-free and smudgeproof wear. It’s water resistant, so it is perfect for lining at the water line to make lashes look longer and fuller. Curved grip pen gives total control so colour applies evenly without bleeding or skipping. Easily create a very fine line or bold, thick dramatic looks. Ophthalmologist approved.

For a pop of colour, lips were dressed in zesty shades of Spring and Summer; poppy oranges, candy pinks, blushed corals and daring lilacs. Senna’s creamy and hydrating lipsticks in Dare and Blushed as well as moisturising, high-shine lip lacquers in Bonfire and Tutu gave us the ‘pow’ and pizzazz we crave, while still keeping models looking young, fun and fresh.

– Dare/Blushed lipstick – £14.50 This creamy cushion lipstick formula is velvety smooth, hydrating and comfortable with maximum colour impact and long lasting wear. Hyaluronic Acid filling spheres, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil hydrate, condition and protect.
– Bonfire/ Tutu lip lacquer – £14.50 This moist and smooth vanilla flavoured lipgloss formula applies high shine and colour. Shea Butter, Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Mango Seed Butter infused with mega vitamins helps to moisturize and protect lips.

To complete the look, full-bodied, catwalk-worthy eyebrows were created – big brows are back again this season, but with a more modern, natural finish than before. To achieve this look at home, brush the brows up and use the amazing pomade and powder combo of Senna’s Brow Shaper Duo. Complete with a fabulous set of false lashes and bags of sexy confidence and, like our models, you’ll be ready to sashay into Spring/Summer 2016!

– Brow Shaper Duo – £16.50 Brow pomade combines with a classic brow powder in one convenient compact to colour, define and texturize brows. Boosts brow colour, fills in sparse areas, adds the look of fullness and sets brow shape in seconds.

Post Author: Belfast Times

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