Barbara Palvin is one of my favorite models so today I am going to do a look inspired by her L’oreal Caresse billboard. Before starting with makeup I want to show you how to do your own lip scrub. Here is what you need: honey, sugar, olive oil and a vaseline or for me, I’m using Elisabeth Arden eight hour cream which is by far my favorite lip balm.
Take a bowl or something where you will mix the ingredients. First take a spoon of honey and put it into it. I also needed to try some – mmm, it’s good! Then add a spoon of sugar as well. Sugar is a great exfoliant, just make sure you’re not using sugar powder! Mix the two ingredients together till the sugar is evenly incorporated in the honey.
You can make less scrub if you want, but I like to make more and store it in a little container so it is always ready to use when I want it. Next add a drop of olive oil and mix again. You know like after some body scrubs your skin feels tight and dry? Well this lip scrub is actually super moisturizing as it contains honey, olive oil and vaseline or lip balm which I just added.
Just another final mix and there you have it, your own moisturizing lip scrub. Apply the scrub to your lips and rub it gently with your finger. Then wipe it off with some tissue paper or rinse with water.
Now your lips should feel super soft and plumped. I like to put on a bit of lip balm at the end so that our lips will be soft for when we apply the lipstick. OK, this was a mini spa for our lips now on to the makeup.
Barbara’s skin looks so naturally flawless on the picture of course, so I am first applying this hydrating primer from Smashbox. Primer will help to create a smooth canvas for the foundation. I will be using a Bourjois healthy mix, and to get that flawless yet very natural look I’m using beauty blender to apply it.
… emm I love it as you can tell… ok enough with the beauty blender. Here I am just doting the foundation on my face and then start blending it! I love this foundation as it’s so lightweight, gives medium coverage, and if you blend it well it looks so natural that you cannot really tell that you’re wearing makeup at all! So I am just blending the foundation all over my face and on the sides I like to roll the blender like so to assure that there will be no lines.
And of course don’t forget to lightly blend it to the neck as well. Now it’s time to cover those dark circles because Barbara did not have them on the billboard, of course. Using mac studio finish concealer and a fluffy synthetic brush apply this under your eyes.
You can also use your fingers for the application. On to the brows – Barbara has quite full and bold brows on the picture, so even though my brows are naturally pretty defined, I am going to fill in any gaps by mixing the naked and buck eyeshadow from the naked palette.
By the way, can you see how plumped and full my lips look? This is what the scrub did! Ok, time for the eyes! Now Barbara’s eyes look just so natural on the picture, so on my lids I am just using Mac paint pot in Soft Ochre.
This is the exact color as my skin and it will just even out the color on my lids and keep them from looking oily. If your skin is darker than mine, than Painterly is the right color for you. Next, highlight the inner corners of your eyes with the white eyeliner.
This will make you look fresh and awake. On top of it I am adding virgin from the naked palette. Then take the eyeliner with the color as close to your natural eyelashes color as possible. For me this is brown, but if you’re darker it could be black or if you’re eyelashes are very light blonde, you can use a light kind of grey-ish color.
You want to very lightly dot the liner right in-between the roots of your lashes. This way your lashline will look naturally super thick. Repeat this step on the upper lashline as well. Next, I am just powdering only the center of my face with the Maybelline Affinitone Powder.
Only powder the forehead, chin and the nose. You want the rest of the face to be super glowing. Now I am applying a MAC cremeblend blush in the color Something special, which is a pretty peachy pink and gives just a perfect natural glow.
I like to apply the creme blush with my fingers and work it into the skin really well by patting on to the cheeks. When going for a light, natural and glowing looks, always go for the cream blushes over the powder ones as they blend better into the skin and give that fresh shine to the face.
Time for my friend the beauty blender again, this is a great tool for blending the blush as well. Even though I will not apply the mascara for this look, as I don’t think Barbara had it; curling the lashes is absolutely essential since it opens the eyes and makes them look much more awake and fresh.
Now I have 3 colors from the L’oreal Caresse Rouge line. This mauvy purple, the pink and the fuchsia and this last one is the one I’m using today. Now since my lips are very pigmented I need to put a bit of concealer to tone them down.
This way the lipstick color will be more vibrant and true. Lastly just apply the lipstick and we’re done – here’s our fresh Barbara Palvin look! Thanks for watching and I see you next time!