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:
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.
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,
Ms This n That Blog
*All items marked with an asterisks (*) were provided for my consideration in accordance with my PR & Disclosure Policy.