If you live in Australia no doubt you would be familiar with the wonderful Nina Proudman character from Offspring. I noticed in the last series (as I took a lot more notice) that her makeup is very soft, umderstated and feminine. So I came up with a makeup tutorial, to reflect what I felt she wears during the daytime scenes on the show. I am not sure of the exact products or brands that they used on set, so have improvised with the makeup that I own.

First I applied a light layer of foundation, I used the Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation SPF20 (I used shade 200 soft beige), using a large foundation brush. You want this to be light to medium coverage. If your foundation is more full coverage you can always mix it with some moisturiser to make it  sheer.

I then added some powder onto the areas of my face, mainly the T-zone, where I am prone to get shiny using the shade radiant light from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. (Just to note, a more budget friendly option is the Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette Coral Glow which would work just as well). From the same palette, I added the shade dim light in a circular 3 motion, moving from my temples down to my jawline, as a soft bronzer. And to finish, I used a light dusting of the highlight colour incandescent light onto the top of my cheekbones, using a sweeping upwards movement. I then added a touch of pink blush from the Zoeva Coral Spectrum Blush Palette( full review is here).

For the eyes I used the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. First I used the shade strange and put this all over the lid. I use this colour to help even out the skin tone and to reduce any darkness or redness. This helps give a blank canvas to work on. I then took the matte dusky pink shade called limit and placed this all over the lid. This colour can be a bit harder to build up, so if you have a flat brush to apply then that helps. Build up the intensity of the colour until it is right for you, but you are looking for a lovely dusky pink colour. Make sure you build this up in the crease to give a bit more definition. For eyeliner, I used my Clinique Quickliner Dark Chocolate and lined the eyes as close to the lashes as possible. You don’t want it to be too thick. Don’t worry about being majorly precise as for this look soft and smudgy is want you want. Finally, on the lashes I applied a couple of coats of my Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara Jet Brown. The eyes are the centre of this look so making sure your lashes stand out is key.

I finished off the look with a soft, nude lipstick from Natio. My colour is discontinued but any nude lippy that suits you will work for this look. I loved creating this tutorial and hope you like it too. I would love to see any pics if you have tried it so don’t forget to use the #ichoosemystyle on Instagram.

 

 

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