Its not often I post photos of my daughter, but I just had to recently! It was her Prom day recently and I was just so proud of her, I wanted to show her off to the world!
It is a well-known fact, that at this age, teenagers can suffer with bad skin and a few spots here and there. Alisha has completely mastered the art of concealing her little blemishes. She has a great skincare routine, but despite all of this, she still gets spots. She also takes good care of what she eats and she drinks plenty of water.
At the moment she is trying out various creams from the Drs, but I know it is just her hormones, and the blemishes will go. However, in the meantime, we have a secret weapon...make-up!
Alisha has very pale skin, in fact even paler than porcelain, her shade is the Alabaster from the Bobbi Brown range. She also has very oily skin, typical of her age. She really has to look after her skin. She has been using Dermalogica, but to be honest, it still hasn't sorted it out.
Moisturiser wise - depending on her skin, she uses an oil-free one from Dermalogica or if her skin is dry, she uses Embryolisse Lait creme concentre.
For her prom, Alisha wanted her make-up very natural. Thank goodness she is not a heavy make-up kinda girl, (I've taught her well.) We went for a natural foundation, (of course!), she is not into the spray tan thing either, I always try and persuade girls to go for their own skin colour and embrace it, rather than go against it.
I used the Bobbi Brown foundation stick, which is a wonderful product, you can use it where needed or all over, (if needed.) You can use it with fingers, brush or a sponge. It is also very economical too and portable. It is an essential in my kit, thats for sure.
I used this with a damp Beauty Blender, taking real care over any little blemishes, (I had primed and moisturised with Bobbi Brown vitamin enriched face base.) I then corrected under her eyes a little and then pin point concealed with a bit of concealer, if needed, in the same shade. I then used a Vichy loose translucent powder to set her make-up and to stop shine, using a Maggie Hunt powder brush.
Alisha has great, feathery, natural brows, (I am jealous.) I filled them in with a very light eyeshadow and used Maybelline Brow drama to set and define the hairs.
Eyes - I used Bone cream eyeshadow all over the eye area and then Slate in the crease, outer corner of the lid and slightly under the eye. I defined with a Black ink gel liner from Bobbi Brown, (avoiding the inner corner, as Alisha hates the bit that sometimes prints underneath the eye.) I lightly powdered to avoid any smudges too, under the eye.
I applied some natural false eyelashes - Ardell 110 are perfect for this, and then used a Rodial black mascara, which is lovely and carbon black.
I used a creamy pot rouge blush on her cheeks, only a tad, and then highlighted with a MAC iridescent loose powder in Silver dusk, which is gorgeous. I also used a little on the lid and below the brow.
Lip wise - Alisha only really likes natural, nude shades. So I applied a lip pencil by Bobbi Brown in Bare all over the lips and then finished with a lip colour by Bobbi Brown in Uber beige.
I was so proud of her on her prom, (as I always am.) But to see her all dressed up in her amazing dress, (incidentally expertly made my lovely, hugely talented friend, Joanna Leigh Couture in Brigg), and her hair done to perfection, make-up classic and natural, nails painted natural - she looked so elegant and classic. Very proud indeed.
It was a perfect day and she had an amazing prom. (Thanks to VW weddings for the camper van hire too and The Wedding and Flower boutique for the gorgeous roses.)