A Fairytale Face

28th January, 2013

|GUEST EDITOR| Porsche Cooper takes us into her creative process, giving the step-by-step secrets behind Cece’s pearlescent femininity in Girl, Interrupted:

In this fairytale ~ as in reality ~ beautiful makeup begins with a clean, rich canvas. I first prepped the skin with NARS Luminous Moisture Cream because it intensely hydrates and promotes luminosity. While the skin was still supple from the moisturizer, I applied the fabulously lightweight Sheer Glow Foundation; it sets with a satin finish and looks like your natural skin ~ only better! I always warm up foundation on the back of my hand before application, to let it ‘cook’ or heat up, so it literally melts into your complexion.

I used NARS Concealer stick to highlight and conceal under the eyes, then the Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder to prevent creasing. I wanted the model’s angles to radiate an otherworldly glow,  so I used The Multiple in Copacabana (an iridescent pearl shimmer) on the high planes of her face: her brow highlight, the northern point of her cheekbones, the bridge of her nose, her cupids bow, and chin. To give a barely-there touch of color to her cheeks, I smudged on Illuminator in Orgasm with my fingertips.For the first shot, I wanted the model to look young and fresh-faced, so I lightly sculpted her brows with Eyebrow Pencil using soft strokes to mimic the appearance of hair. On her eyes, I used Matte Eyeshadow in Biarritz (a creamy beige) on the lid and contoured her lower lash line using Lavender from the High Society Trio Eyeshadow, followed by Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara in black on both her top and bottom lashes. To give the appearance of berry-stained lips (banished deep in the forest, they are her only sustenance!), I rubbed Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned onto the back of my hand and pressed the color onto her lips using my ring finger. Applying rouge with your fingertip creates a more natural, stained look.To build on the color for look two, I used Irridescent Amethyst (from the High Society Eyeshadow Trio) along the outer corner of her upper and lower lid, and lined her waterline with Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Silver Factory. I used Mata Hari Blush (pink with a dash of crimson) with my absolute favorite Kabuki blush brush on the high planes of her cheekbones.Finally, to give her the most bewitching berry-stained lip of the day, I mixed Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in both Damned and Train Bleu (a deep aubergine).

Et voilà! ~ XOPorsche

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  • the makeup looks here are beautiful, I especially love the berry stained lips in the second picture and appreciate the tip. Nars is my favorite makeup brand.

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  • Such a lovely makeup!

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  • CJAJ09 CJAJ09

    beautiful shoot. And such a gorgeous canvas, her face.


  • CJAJ09 CJAJ09

    beautiful shoot. And such a gorgeous canvas, her face.


  • vittoria gallacci

    Wow, that girl is really beautiful…. Great make up!

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING


  • Amazing pics and styling.


  • Denisa

    Very nice pics. Great day.


  • GOSH, the makeup is so soft and beautiful…well done Porsche!

  • Malibu PR Gal

    Spectacularly subtle. <3

  • Utterly stunning! I am so ready for Spring and tons of flowy, floaty pastels & florals. J’adore!

  • mulberry&melrose

    so ethereal, i wish i could pull off this look! beautiful 🙂 -S

  • B.A.D style Adriana Barar

    Wonderful pictures! Just like out of a fairytale

  • monkeyshines

    beautiful and inspiring!


  • They berry stain is my favorite, thanks for telling us what was used! So pretty…

  • Kat

    Loved these makeup looks and the accompanying step by step. Always nice to hear how the pros applied it. Thank you!

  • Floor Eizema | www.jadepillar.

    Wow! Love these pics! Great job!

  • mary

    beautiful! I wish i had eyebrows like that!

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    xo Ashley

  • Sabrina

    Wow! Those looks are absolutely amazing! http://www.liptintsandleopardprints.blogspot.com

  • jolicassoulet

    the styling is perfection! you are extremely talented,


  • Megan

    this is fantastic!! i love all the looks they look great. http://tunesandtunics.wordpress.com/

  • These pictures are just gorgeous!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

  • CiaoChessa

    I am obsessed with this make-up look and keep coming back to this post. Nars is the only brand of lipstick, pencils and glosses that I’m somehow not allergic to (learned this the hard way) and the orgasm blush is my favorite. I actually also use their Medium 1 foundation in Punjab sheer glow — can you explain what you mean by “warming it up” before applying? I apply mine with a brush after I use primer but I’ve found that it looks a little painted on if I put it on my hand first so I always have to go in with my fingers to blend it in well.

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