These Are The Must-Have Beauty Products We Used On Rachael Finch
Here’s how our beauty editor Isabella Schimid achieved her polished look…
Photographs: Julie Adams | Hair and makeup: Isabella Schimid
It was all about an easy smoky eye, naturally glowing skin and gloss on her lips. First, I prepped Rachael’s skin with Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys. This gives the skin a nice, even finish and removes any dead skin build up. After exfoliating, I used the Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter and massaged this into the outer parts of her face to frame and define her face and enhance her natural radiance. Next, comes the eyes. My tip is that I like to apply eye makeup before I finish the skin, as it’s much easier to clean up any fallout or smudging from the eyeshadow.
I used YSL Couture Kajal Eyeliner in black and defined around the eye, staying along the top and bottom lash line. Then with a small blending brush or finger, I smudged the pencil to soften the edges. To help keep the liner from moving, I like to set it with either a loose powder like the tarte Filtered Light Setting Powder or a brown eyeshadow, like the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette. I gently pressed this into the eye pencil on the top and under the eye. Then, I applied the eyeliner into the inner rim and the upper inner corner of her eye and blended softly with a cotton bud. I chose not to use mascara here, as I wanted to keep the look subtle, understated and effortless. Mascara will normally “glam up” and draw emphasis to any eye makeup.
I cleaned up under her eyes and applied Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage to conceal any darkness and redness on the skin. I then used Bobbi Brown BB Cream and massaged this into her skin with a Beauty Blender so it gave a very light and natural finish. I set the BB cream with the tarte Filtered Light Setting Powder along Rachael’s t-zone and defined her cheekbones with the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base to create a natural contour. I brushed up her brows and defined them with Garbo and Kelly Clear Gel and the Brow Perfection Pencil. Lastly, I added a slight hint of shine to her lips using Lanolips 101 Ointment.