There is joy to be found in applying makeup. Most of us will add a touch of concealer, blush and mascara in the five-minutes before leaving the house in the morning, but when there is time to prep skin and execute proper, evening makeup it’s an altogether different experience; one that’s worth savouring.
Special occasions require a subtle yet impactful makeup look that shimmers and glows in the moonlight. SHISEIDO UK National Lead Makeup Artist, Valentina Fratantonio (who directed this shoot) knows a thing or two about creating a standout makeup look. Follow along with her step-by-step instructions for creating this ethereally lit makeup.
CleanseSuch understated makeup requires a flawless and impeccably hydrated base. Begin with SHISEIDO Waso Quick Gentle Cleanser to remove surface impurities and prep your skin for what’s to come. It’s free from alcohol and oil, and utilizes honey to gently, but effectively, clean skin.
Follow with SHISEIDO Waso Fresh Jelly Lotion to up hydration. This gel-to-liquid lotion helps skin to retain water while simultaneously minimizing shine and the appearance of pores. Use the palms of your hands to press the formula into your skin.
Lastly, seal in moisture and create a base for your makeup with SHISEIDO Waso Quick Matte Moisturiser Oil-Free; it has been formulated with Loquat Leaf Cells, which regulate sebum production and prevent excess shine.