Spring Summer Makeup Made Easy with Essence and Catrice!

STELLAR PROMOTION: An easy-to-achieve daytime and nighttime look direct from The Glow Up Live!

The first ever Glow Up Live event saw STELLAR bring our beauty podcast to life in Dublin’s Mayson Hotel, featuring live interviews with Niamh O’Sullivan and Aimee Connolly, and 2 easy-to-achieve makeup looks created by Michelle Kinsella using two of our favourite brands – Catrice and Essence.

Not only are both brands cruelty-free and affordable, but they’re widely available from Penneys and pharmacies nationwide and with two product updates a year (Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter), there’s always new bits to try.

On the day, Michelle created a natural daytime look, as well as a look that’s perfect for a night on the town, with dramatically defined eyes and the perfect pout.

Look 1: Daytime / Natural
 
Michelle created a soft, beautiful glowing look with everything softly defined and enhanced. The emphasis is on skin/base. If you get this right, you can literally pop on a red lip or something quick and it will look fab! Without the right base, you can do the most elaborate smokey eye or perfect poppy lip and it just won’t come together. Once you have this look nailed, you can go anywhere with your makeup!
 
Step 1: Skin Preparation
 
Michelle prepped the skin with:
  • Catrice Hydro Plumping Serum (with Hyaluronic Acid) – €6.80 (New S/S 20 Collection)
  • Catrice Ten!sational 10 in 1 Dream Primer (primes, hydrates, anti-wrinkle, natural glow, anti pollution, anti-oxidation, pore miniziming, evens out skintone, blurs imprefections, and SPF 15) – €6.80

Catrice’s first skincare product – Hydro Plumping Serum €6.80

Step 2: Fresh Face makeup
 
For the perfect base Michelle used:
  • essence Fresh and Fit Foundation (with cranberry water and vitamin complex for a healthy glow) – €6.25
  • Conceal with the latest must have concealer – the Catrice Instant Awake Concealer (hydrating long-wear medium buildable coverage) – €5.50 (New S/S 20 Collection)
  • Set with Catrice 5 in 1 Setting Powder (mattifies, fixes makeup in place, waterproof, sweatproof, with SPF10)- €5.50 (New S/S 20 Collection)

Catrice Instant Awake Concealer – €5.50 (New S/S 20 Collection)

Step 3: Highlight and Contour
 
To define those cheekbones and add gorgeous glow to the skin Michelle used:
  • Catrice Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder – €4.50
  • essence Choose Your Glow – €6.25 (New S/S 20 Collection)
  • Catrice Blush in a Box ‘020 Glistening Pink, 010 Dolce Vita’ – €3.95
Step 4: Soft Natural eyes
 
To achieve a nice soft daytime eye Michelle used:
  • Catrice Pro Next-Gen Nudes Slim Eyeshadow Palette (14 highly pigmented, easy to blend eyeshadows in a stunning slim palette with an integrated mirror)- €11.45 (New S/S 20 Collection)
  • essence Lash Princess mascara – €4.10
Step 5: Brow-tiful eyebrows
 
For soft natural brows Michelle simple applied:
  • Catrice Brow Colorist Semi-Permanent Brow Mascara – €4.30 *Catrice is becoming famous for their brow products, this is a cult brow product*
Step 6: Nude Lips
 
For the perfect wearable everyday Nude lip Michelle uses:
  • essence Stay 8h Matte Liquid Lipstick – €3.80 (New S/S 20 Collection)
  • essence Soft Contouring lipliner ’07 Lost in Love’ – €1.30
  • essence plumping nudes lip gloss ’04 That’s Big’ – €2.90

essence Stay 8h Matte Liquid Lipstick – €3.80 (New S/S 20 Collection)

Look 2: Dramatically defined eyes and the perfect pout
Michelle started with fuller coverage, but still beautiful and not caked. She then added a beautiful defined, dramatic eye complete with a gorgeous winged liner. To complete the look, Michelle added a gorgeous dramatic lip and showed attendees the importance of  important lip liner application is as well as lipstick.
 
Step 1: The Perfect Base
 
Michelle has completed the base before the makeover using:
  • essence Hydrating and Perfecting Primer (with SPF20) – €4.80
  • Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation (waterproof and sweatproof, up to 24hr lasting power, high coverage yet natural finish, vegan)- €7.90
  • Catrice Instant Awake Concealer – €5.50 (New S/S 20 Collection)
  • essence MySkinPerfector Loose Fixing Powder – €4.80 (New S/S 20 Collection)
  • Catrice Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder – €4.50
  • essence Choose Your Glow – €6.25 (New S/S 20 Collection)

essence MySkinPerfector Loose Fixing Powder – €4.80 (New S/S 20 Collection)

Step 2: Defined Eyes
 
Michelle showed how to achieve a beautifully defined and dramatic eye using:
  • Catrice Pro Next-Gen Neon Earth Slim Eyeshadow Palette (14 highly pigmented, easy to blend eyeshadows in a stunning slim palette with an integrated mirror) – €11.45 (New S/S 20 Collection)
  • Catrice Liquid Eyeshadow waterproof – €4.50
  • essence 24ever Ink Liner – €3.50 (New S/S 20 Collection)
  • Catrice Lash Couture False Lashes (Insta Extreme) – €4.50
  • Catrice Eyeconista mascara – €5.50
Step 3: Bolder Brows
 
For a more defined eyebrow for the evening time, Michelle used:
  • Catrice Slim‘Matic Ultra Precise Brow Pencil (a waterproof retractable brow pencil with a super fine tip for achieving hair like strokes) – €3.50 
Step 4: Perfect Pout
 
Completing the look with a stand out lip, Michelle used:
  • essence Stay 8h Matte Liquid Lipstick – €3.80 (New S/S 20 Collection) shade 09 Bite Me If You Can
  • essence Shine Shine Shine Lip gloss – €2.50
  • essence Soft Contouring lipliner ’15 Something Different or 14 Never Too Late’ – €1.30

essence and Catrice are stocked in Penneys and selected pharmacies nationwide

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