Soft Glam Make-up Challenege

Hi everyone,

On Friday, I read a post by Alyx Gorman on The Glow (the exciting, new sister site of Mama Mia), about the latest make-up trend – Soft Glam.  Made famous by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez, Soft Glam make-up is fresh, pretty and very sexy.  As Alyx puts it, it is “not full-on porn star face, but definitely more Sports Illustrated than Vogue.”

At the end of her post, Alyx shared a Youtube Soft Glam make-up tutorial by Sonia Castaneda and set the challenge for readers to attempt to recreate the look.  This challenge couldn’t have come along at a better time because I had my husband’s 30th Birthday Party the next day and still hadn’t worked out what to do with my face!  So last night, I set-up my iPhone next to my bathroom mirror and played the video while attempting to recreate the look and here’s what I came-up with:

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What I used

Base: Time Balm Skincare White Tea Honey Face and Body Primer; Australis Mineral Inject Liquid Foundation in Natural Beige; Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer in Ivory; and a tiny bit of Nude by Nature Mineral Make-up in Light/Medium to set my base products.

Eyebrows: Benefit Browzings Palette in Dark.

Eyes: For the base colour I used the Medium Light shade from Maybelline Hyper Diamonds Palette BR-1; for the lash line and smoky effect I used the fifth colour from the left in the Chi Chi Nudes palette; Benefit They’re Real! Mascara on my lashes and Manicare Glameye Gwen Lashes.

Cheeks/Contouring: Face of Australia Mineral Therapy Illuminator (Liquid) in Angel Blush, Bourjois Blush in Rose d’Or (Golden Rose) & Nude by Nature Bronzer*.

Lips: Essence Lipliner 11 ‘In the Nude’ and Rimmel London Apocalips in 600 ‘Nude Eclipse.*’

Tools: I applied my Foundation, Concealer and Illuminator with Manicare Precision Blending Sponge (it’s amazing!); for my face powder I used the Nude by Nature Kabuki Brush; for my blush I used Manicare retractable blush brush and for my eye shadows and bronzer I used my Profusion brush set.


My thoughts

I was really happy with this look and I got heaps of compliments on my make-up at the party!  The Youtube video was very easy to follow and I’ll definitely be rocking this look again!

Have you tried Soft Glam Make-up?  What did you think?

Till next time,

Claire xx

Ms This n That Blog

*All items marked with an asterisks (*) were provided for my consideration in accordance with my PR & Disclosure Policy.

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