Before and After Makeup featuring a product breakdown

For this before and after I wanted to show that some small and subtle changes is all you need to enhance your best features, there is no need to go really dramatic to look striking. I just adore my sister Xen’s eyes so I used some purple and warm terracotta tones to really enhance them. She doesn’t like dark eyes so I did a soft smokey look so she would be comfortable. She has a six month old baby (my beautiful niece Khloe) so we brightened under her eyes to hide any dark circles. For the complexion I warmed her up as her chest has a tan and her face doesn’t which can make her appear washed out. See the full product breakdown below. As per normal we used natural light only for this shoot and no retouching.

Would you like to be my next before and after model? I am looking for someone with skin imperfections such as pigmentation for my next photoshoot. Please email me a photo of yourself without makeup if you are in Sydney and are interested.

Before and after Makeup featuring a product breakdown -Gemma Nichols makeup Artistry

For the complexion I used:

Nars sheer glow foundation in Punjab (to match her chest colour as her face was paler).

Nars Larger Than Life concealer in Ginger (under the eyes to brighten)

Stila cream blush in gerbera, Nars powder blush in deep throat and luster.

Nars Multiple Copacabana as a cream highlight

Charlotte Tilburys Filmstar Glow as a bronzer and highlight

One her eyes I used:

Mac Paintily Paint Pot as the base

Tom Ford Coco Mirage palette. The two golds on the lid, the terracotta in the crease and the dark purple smudged into the lash line.

Lancome hypnoses mascara and ome individual fake lashes as they are more natural looking than a strip lash.

Brows Bobbi Brown Ash brow pencil

On the lips I used:

Hourglass Femme Nude number 4 lipstick and  Love Nectar gloss by Mac.

I am available for one on one makeup lessons at my home studio in Potts Point, Sydney if you would like me to teach you a look tailored to you.

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