Beauty Unveiled: The China Doll

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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There was once a time I never went a week without a spray tan. In fact the thought of going out of a weekend without one absolutely terrified me. It wasn’t until two years ago when I started exploring the world of fashion, that I found a new adoration for porcelain skin. Fair skin offers a very classic beauty trend and looks fabulous against a bold, red lip. Of course there are influential beauty icons like Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman who are admired for their milky complexions…after all, if a fair complexion can entice Keith Urban, then call me a porcelain doll!

Embracing my fair skin, I’m creating a very porcelain doll inspired beauty look, comprised of a matte porcelain coverage, angelic eyes and a soft pink pout. *Note when it comes to beauty I’m definitely a high maintenance kind of gal, so if your looking for a 5 minute makeup lesson, this probably isn’t the look for you!

Step One: Apply The Base!

Starting with a pea sized amount of Etude House BB Cream, I spread an even coverage over my face. I then use my Napoleon Foundation Stick (Look 2), to go over the light layer of BB Cream. A beige-pink concealer targets troubled areas like my chin, nose and the dark areas under my eyes. As I prefer a matte finish, I lightly dust my Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish Powder over my foundation to seal the coverage.

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Step Two: Define those Cheekbones!

Next, I use a contour palette to add a little depth (and instant cheekbones!). Starting with a shimmering highlighter, I lightly dust just above the checkbone, the bridge of my nose, my chin and middle forehead. Using the darker contouring colour, I highlight right on the check bone, blending thoroughly to avoid obvious lines. Using the smile technique, I brush a light, rosy pink blush over the apples of my cheeks.

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Step Three: Enhance the Brows!

After combing my brows into place, I lightly pencil in the gaps with my Napoleon Perdis Eyebrow Pencil. With a super easy application and no sharpening required, this product is the definition of low maintenance and creates envy worthy brows. To enhance the arched shape, I apply a shimmery, pearl eye shadow just underneath the brow bone for extra oomph!

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Step Four: Flirty Flicks!

When it comes to eyeliner, I always use a combination of liquid and gel to achieve that flirty, cat-eye flick. First I’ll apply my Napoleon Liquid Eyeliner along my lash line as a base and finish with the Napoleon China Doll Gel Eyeliner, as I find the creamy, smooth texture allows for control and intricate detailing. After coating my lashes in a volumised mascara like Maybelline’s The Colossal, I apply a strip of flirty, thick Napoleon Perdis Lashes, to emphasise my peepers.

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Step Five: Pose and pout!

For a perfect pout, I start by outlining my lip line with a soft pink pencil, like Napoleon Perdis’s Pink Slip. Next I apply my lipstick to the plump part of my lips, avoiding the edges to minimise bleeding. After blotting the excess, I finish with a extra shiny lipgloss. Kiss kiss!

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I would love to hear any suggestions you may have regarding beauty looks and tutorials! Leave me a comment below and connect with me via my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Big love to all you beautiful girls! x

Photography by Erin Smith Photography


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The Blonde Silhouette presents an inner fashion monologue by Ashleigh McCallum. A lover of whimsical colour, designer pieces and classic femininity.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

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