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Under the Leaves

Welcome back! Maybe you still remember Zsófi, because she was the first model with wet makeup on my site. If you haven't seen our first collaboration yet, you can check it out here. The plan for this shoot was a natural cut crease with eyeliner in both matte and wet version. This was the first time we used some plants or other object during the photo shoot, but we loved it so much.


Zsófi came naturally without a makeup on, but I cleaned her face with micellar water from Bioderma, to make sure her skin was perfectly clean before I started to work.

The real work begun with a foundation. I opted for the Authentic Skin Foundation from Zoeva Cosmetics, because she has a nice skin only with few imperfections. I don't want to get a ''mask effect'' on my client's face, if it's not important. It was applied with my 104/BUFFER, because it's perfect brush if you want to tap the foundation to the skin, which became almost invisible with this technique.

The next question is what happened with the imperfections? Some of them were still visible, but I used the Concealer Palette from Zoeva Cosmetics on these areas, so we got a natural and pretty skin at the end. I needed a smaller brush for the concealer so I worked with the 142/CONCEALER BUFFER.

I needed to put some colours on her face. I picked up the Contour Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills for contouring. I chose the Light Sculpt shade, which is a medium brown colour for light skin. I used the brush I use the most, the 117/PETIT DEFINED BUFFER. It's hard to describe how perfect the shape of its bristles is and how easy is to work with it.

Lets move to the blush. I can't leave out this part of the makeup. Many girls think they don't like the blushes, but I think the key is to find the right shade. This is one of the many reason why I like the Werk shade from Milk. It's a light pink shade, which is hardly visible on the skin when it's perfectly blended out, but the skin seems much better and healthier with it.

The last product on the face is always the highlighter. To reach the natural look I chose the Moonstone shade from the Sun Dipped Glow Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills. You may know my favourite brush for this step, because every time I want to apply a powdery highlighter, I do it with the 129/LUXE FAN.


I didn't have a lot of work with her eyebrows. They are naturally thick and they similarly coloured, like her hair. The first step was combing them out with the BROWVO! Conditioning Primer from Benefit Cosmetics. When her threads were aesthetic, I started to draw the missing threads with the Dipbrow Pomade from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I like the result; aesthetic, but natural brows!


The plan was a natural cut crease and an eyeliner, as I wrote it in the intro. I wanted to emphasise her beautiful blue eyes, but I didn't want to use vibrant shades.

The first step was the same, as always. I applied the Prep + Prime eyeshadow base primer from MAC Cosmetics on her whole eyelids with my fingers. It keeps the shades on their place without falling down.

My Naked palette from Urban Decay was the only palette I used on her eyes. I started to work with a matte brown shade, the Buck. It was used on her crease with 231/LUXE PETIT CREASE. For this step I needed a brush, which allows precise application. The second brush I used here was the 221/LUXE SOFT CREASE. I picked up a little light brown shade, the Naked and I softly blended it out on the crease. I got a nice transition, so I moved to the next step.

The third shade was the Virgin, which is a light shimmery shade. It was needed on her whole eyelids, to get a contrast between the shades. I opted for the small, 237/DETAIL SHADER to tap this shimmery shade onto the primer.

The Creep which is a powdery shade was used as an eyeliner. It's a little bit shimmery black colour, which was perfect for her and especially for this makeup look. I didn't need a dark black, just a little bit darker shade than the one I used before to emphasise her eyes. I used my 317/WING LINER for this step. It works well with a powdery and creamy shades, too, so this brush is a good choice, I think.

Let's move to the waterline and the lower lash line. I used a beige eye pencil on her waterline to get a little bit bigger eyes. On the lower lash line I needed the same brown shade which I used on her crease. The eyes seem bigger optically this way and it also puts an emphasis on them.

The false lashes! I picked up the Natural Black Wispies from Ardell and glued them up with a transparent glue from Douglas. The mascara we used was the Roller Lash from Benefit Cosmetics but only on her lower lashes. I didn't feel the need to use a mascara on the upper lashes, because I applied a false ones, which are perfect and a bit more natural without a mascara (if a mascara can be natural :D).


Yes, as you can see she has naturally thick lips. She is lucky to have them and I think you wouldn't oppose me in this. They didn't need any correction, because they aren't only thick, but symmetrical, too. Perfect combination!

So lets see what I used on her lips! At first we took photos of the matte look, so I applied the Peachy Pink shade from the Lip Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills with the 331/PRECISION LIP brush.

After we finished with the first set of pics we applied the lip gloss. If you're curious about the product, continue reading, I will finish my thoughts under the picture. ;)

As you can see I created a matte look first and turned it into the wet right after. I used the Infinity Glass from Linda Hallberg on her eyes with the 237/DETAIL SHADER but on her face I applied it with a different one the 112/FACE CURVE. This time I tried a lip gloss on her lips instead of using the Infinity Glass. The 331/PRECISION LIP was at my help to apply it perfectly.

This blogpost was a little bit longer than I used to write, but I covered a matte and a wet look, too. The photos you see were taken before COVID-19 has spread throughout Europe. We've another impressive photoshoot for you, which will be published next week, so please check back next Sunday. Thank you!

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PS.: The brushes I used on her face and eyes are all from Zoeva.

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