Looking for the ultimate “I just got out of bed makeup look” think dewy skin, with slightly flushed cheeks? Look no further. Makeup artist Cynthia Smyth breaks down how she created the natural beauty look for our recent Simone Pérèle Under The Covers Series.

Step 1: Skin

Firstly I moisturised the face with Embroyolise Lait-Creme Concentre (a favourite among fellow makeup artists)

Step 2: Prime

I primed the face with Laura Mercier Radiance primer for an extra added glow to the skin.

Step 3: Foundation

Using one of my go to, all time favourite foundations, I applied Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation using a slightly damp beauty blender for extra luminosity.

Step 4: Correct & Conceal

I like to colour correct under the eyes after foundation as occasionally foundation can cover any slight discolouration under the eye area skipping this step all together.

However for any darkness under the eye area I used the Mac Conceal & Correct Palettes, applied again with a beauty blender. I like to either use a beauty blender or my fingers to apply corrector as I feel this provides a better application by being absorbed into the skin as opposed to sitting on top of the skin.

After colour correcting any discolouration under the eye, I concealed using MAC Pro Longwear Concealer applied again with nothing other than a beauty blender.

I dusted MAC invisible setting powder under the eye with a MAC 224 brush to avoid creasing.

Step 5: Eyes

For the eyes I started by using a MAC paint pot in Groundbrown and buffed the product into the lid (this step increasing the longevity of eye makeup, great for a big night out)

On the lid, I used Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Golden Goddess (a must have) and also applied this to the bottom lash line creating a smouldering smokey effect.

Using Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in the colour Hustle I applied this on the top lash line blending it up into the shadow using a MAC 217 Blending Brush.

Mascara on the top and bottom lashes using Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill

Step 6: Face

Contour & Highlight: I softly contoured under the cheekbones, hairline and under the jaw using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette and highlighted the bridge of the nose, tops of the cheek and cupids bow using the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in the colour Opal. Great for a medium to golden skin tones.

Blush: I used nothing other than the incredible formulation of Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic in First Love.

Lips: I used Dior Addict in shade 680.

About The Author

Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of Couturing.com, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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