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.
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.
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.
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.
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!