How to create the Racing Fashion look I did for this months Velvet Magazine
On a rainy day in Newmarket last month I visited the National Stud with Velvet Magazine. The beautiful Rachel was the model and clothing mainly from local shops and boutiques
I decided to create a really fresh, clean look on Rachel as she is naturally so beautiful. Also the emphasis was on the clothing which changed a lot during the day so I didn’t want to create anything which would clash.
I applied a base – primer and foundation and then started to build a really dewy fresh look. I took my MAC 187 Duo Fibre brush a lightly blended Benefit High Beam over the face I then used a MAC Mineralise powder over her t-zone so that she didn’t look shinny but instead a youthful glow.
For the eyes I used my No7 Smokey Rose Quad which has a really light purple highlighting eyeshadow which I lightly dusted over her eyelids. It gave just a touch of colour with highlighter so really made the eyes stand out. I used MAC Phloof eyeshadow up to the brow bone to give the eyebrows definition and then a light brown eyeshadow in the brow to add shape. I finished the eyes with a really fine line of Bobbi Brown Gel liner in Sepia Ink and mascara.
On the cheeks I used MAC Mineralize Blush in Subtle Breeze on the apples of the cheek and Soap and Glory Glow All Out powder highlighter over the top and up the cheek bone. I finished the makeup with a touch of MAC Lipgloss in Boy Bait.
For hair I tightly curled the whole head with GHD’s – ensuring the curls went in alternate directions to add a natural look to the hair. I then used Charles Worthington Curl creator to pull through the curls and then scrunched the hair with Herbal Essence Tousle Me Softly Creme to give it natural body I did a small amount of back-combing at the roots to lift the hair and then got Rachel to throw her head upside down and sprayed with hairspray!
The full shoot can be seen in the May issue of Velvet magazine – out now in Newmarket and Cambridge or available online!