Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Charlotte Church has been all over our favourite Magazines of late looking fabulous after her post baby diet & her slimline figure was recently splashed over a Sunday magazine where she was looking super luscious with a hot vamp make-over! Of course today it is has been all over the celebrity-gossip news headlines that her gorgeous beaux Gavin Henson has finally popped the question & the two are set to marry this year. Lets hope we all get a peek at Charlotte's dress & her wedding style, which may be difficult seeing as she's said to be opting for a secret island get away for the big day!
Here's some top tips on getting Charlotte's vamp look yourself!
1 - A flawless complexion is required for this look so opt for Max Factor's 'Miracle Touch Foundation' (£10.99) which is a base with concealer & powder for the perfect finish.
2 - Get the smokey eyes, firstly as with anything start with a good base, take a light neutral colour and with a large brush sweep across the lid. Then with a smaller defined brush take a dark grey or taupe colour which works best as a shimmer or frost finish & apply to your lower lid then with your larger brush blend outwards to soften (don't worry if it looks s little messy at this stage!).
Then take the dark colour again & shade in the outer corners of your eye in a shape such as a 'V' on it's side with the point facing outwards, this will add depth & make your eyes look darker & wider, make sure you blend well & take a cotton bud to soften this out which will also define as well.
One thing to bare in mind is to try & apply more depth to the outer corners so the finished result is not too heavy, cotton buds are your best friend while creating this look as they are perfect for blending in this area!
3 - Define the top lash with a matte dark shadow, use a small slanted brush for this, it will create a softer smokier finish & take it from the outer corner to the inner, for the bottom lash again use the shadow with the same brush & take it three quarters of the way across from the outer edge & with a cotton bud soften this out & even add a little more shadow to create a more dramatic look (use the dark colour used on the lids for an extra shimmer).
4 - Take a highlighter & blend up to the brow bone, this is great for bringing everything together, also take a little of the highlighter into the inner corners to open the eye & tidy any edges by softening them out with the cotton bud.
5 - Define your eyebrows, use the Body Shop's 'Brow Kit' (£10) to shape your brows, it is a powder with an application brush, apply over your brows paying particular attention the edge above the bridge of your nose & ensure it is neatly finished off (take a pencil & place vertically above your nose, the line should not go past this point), point them off at the outer corner of your eye to create a longer brow that will 'frame' the eye, soften by taking a brow comb through them.
6 - A warm shimmering colour will set off the cheeks beautifully & should sculpt & define too, take a large blusher brush & sweep the colour over the apples of your cheeks then upwards across the cheekbones, try Bobbi Brown's 'Bronze Shimmer Brick Compact' (£27) which has pinks & browns to give this effect for both warm & cool skin tones.
7 - Finish with a deep lipstick to give it the bold vamp finish Charlotte has gone for here, you want to opt for a red wine colour with purple undertones which is very much in style at the moment, try out L'Oreal's Endless Colour Lipstick in 'Saucy Sangria'. If you want to go ultra vamp line the lips lightly in black eyeliner then blend out with a cotton bud & apply the lipstick over with a lip brush. Take a little clear gloss over the top to finish the look.
Best to keep this look for a hot Saturday night out on the town, match with fabulous hair, a LBD & you're hot to trot!!!