Because admit it, you wanna know.
Now that we’ve got our wardrobe in check for the new season, we need to get our faces on point too. When it comes to winter, we find ourselves succumbing to all manner of layers. Clothing, holiday weight (or winter insulation as we like to refer to it) and foundation.
A lack of vitamin D and some seriously crappy, cold weather, often has us covering up our money-makers with tonnes of product in order to just, well, save face. But now, as the weather slowly improves, so can our skin, by giving it that little bit of breathing room.
We are major fans of this springtime look created by Make-Up Artist supreme, Michelle Kinsella for this issue’s shoot. A soft, statement lip paired with a flirty flick of liner – yes and YES! The eyeliner is effortless with IsaDora’s Flexi-Tip liner in Carbon Black, which, by-the-by, is oh so easy to use too, even for total novices like us – holla!
While the scarlet lip, a combination of a red lip liner for definition and then a generous coat of Perfect Matt in Femme Fatale for the sumptuous colour, will make for the perfect pout for any and all selfies in the near future.
Michelle, as always, has us totally sold…well, almost. We’re not going to lie, we were definitely a little skeptical about what she did regarding the foundation – or, lack of, should we say. Yup, you heard right, there wasn’t an ounce of foundation to be found in this issue’s shoot. Well, not on the model anyway. The stunning Messiana was placed in front of the camera without any warpaint.
Shocked? Us too! Not by the ethereal beauty of our Icelandic model’s appearance of course; the pics as you can see, speak for themselves. Nope our shock was a more personal one. It came from Michelle trying to coax us out of our full face of foundation for the brighter months.
While we are more than partial to a selfie and even more so to a good Snapchat filter, we shudder to think what we look like on front of the lens, sans foundation and sans filter! However, flicking through this month’s mag and seeing how ridiculously good our model Messiana looked, we were just a little bit intrigued.
According to Michelle, it’s all about the BB Cream. Her go-to? IsaDora’s BB Cream SPH 12 a silky, soft solution that not only gives great coverage but helps protect skin against the sun too. Any pesky blemishes can be covered with the Light Touch Concealer Pen, and a light dust of a transparent powder will make your look last the whole day through.
Finally? IsaDora’s Face Sculptor Palette in Warm Peach. Michelle turned us onto this product a few months ago and we have since become total converts. A contouring and highlight product, that makes us look like, well, absolute rides, with or without foundation, this is a total wonder product!
Wanna check out this month’s shoot? Pick up our delish March ish – on shelves now!
Words by Sinead O’Reilly