Want a radiating glow like Harper's Bazaar's August cover girl, Emily Baker? Napoleon Perdis shows us how.
STEP 1: SUPPLE SKIN
Faking it won’t make it in the case of getting Emily Baker’s glowing skin. You’ll need to spend as much time on face prep as the actual application of makeup. Makeup artist Napoleon Perdis uses a muslin cloth topped with Balm Voyage Moisture Complex Cleanser and Makeup Remover buffing it into skin for a “cleanse without any stripping … I want the skin to bounce freely afterwards.” Follow it up with the Auto Pilot Radiance-Boosting Mask and “let as much absorb before you remove the excess and apply serum."
STEP 2: TRANSLUCENT BASE
Post-priming, apply The One Concealer
only to where you need it and give your face an all-over tint using Boudoir Mist Spray Foundation
— it’ll airbrush imperfections without blanketing your skin. To set, lightly powder on Camera Finish Close-Up Complexion Perfection Powder
concentrating on the T-zone.
STEP 3: REVERSE CONTOUR
Save yourself the struggle with that rigid multi-step contouring program. “You don’t need to draw in that extra shadow because by highlighting, you’re naturally contouring,” says Perdis. Dab a concealer in a shade lighter than your base onto prominent points of the face (such as your cheekbones, brows and cupid’s bow) and press in a reflective loose dust using your ring finger using Loose Eye Dust in Ice Storm.
STEP 4: BRIGHT EYES
Using a fine brush, paint white eyeliner such as China Doll Gel Liner in Yang onto the bottom waterline “just to give the eyes what I call the ‘halo effect’," explains Perdis. You can build on that eye-opening look with a light-reflecting shadow on the inner corner of the eyes and on the brow bone, then “bring it all together with the lashes.” Perdis uses a brush to paint on Mesmer-Eyes Mascara, “because that allows you to get right into the inner corners.”
To add extra definition to your eyes, use a flat shading brush to neatly swipe a richer brown shade from the Nude U Palette onto your lower lashes — extending the line beyond the outer corner of your eye.
STEP 5: NUDE POUT
Perdis used two slightly different shades of nude on Baker’s lips, applying the deeper DéVine Goddess Lipstick
in Demeter to define and then “the lighter Gamelia to highlight through the centre.”