Monday, 2 January 2012

Pictures: M.A.C Cosmetics
[HEADLINE] A Lott of attitude
[SUBHEAD] Pixie Lott understands the power of a smoky eye look. That’s why we watch her get dolled up with a little help from M.A.C Cosmetics

“Sometimes it’s good to go with it but you could clash with it as well. ‘Cause I prefer to clash things rather than matching them,” says the 18-year-old Pixie Lott, who’s fiddling with her rainbow-coloured nails as she’s getting her smoky eye look done by M.A.C Senior Artist Yokoe Chan in the comforts of her hotel room.

Pixie, or born Victoria Lott, is an English pop singer who’s buzzing from the success of her
hit single ‘Mama Do’ when it flew straight to the top spot of the UK Chart. Currently, the not-so-pixie lass is getting ready for a long day of shoots and interviews, having performed the night before to 15,000 revellers at MTV World Stage: Live in Malaysia. Commenting her look for the concert, she says: “I had smoky eyes and big lashes for my show and I added extra glitter to my look. I really liked it. When I perform, I go with big, black eyes but sometimes during the day, I’d just wear mascara with a lip colour that’s brighter – I like to mix it up a bit.”

When she is not doing her own make-up, “which I can do under 15 minutes”, she says – the giggly singer who looks like a split image of Duffy, gets her make-up done by the professionals. Here, Yokoe takes charge and gives her a soft, edgy look for daytime wear. Sit up and learn, folks.

Spray on Fix +, an aqua-spritz of vitamins and minerals to hydrate and refresh skin. After
moisturising your skin, apply the Prep + Prime skin base. The primer minimises pores, makes blending easier and allows your foundation to stay on longer.

For convenience sake, you can use powder foundation but if you like translucent skin, you could
use liquid foundation. Use a foundation brush to blend the liquid foundation as it evens out the amount you apply on your skin. Follow up with Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder to set the foundation.

Some of the key areas to cover up are under the eye area, spots and redness. The trick is to pat on the concealer and layer on if you want more coverage. For Pixie, I’m using Select

Follow with a Powder Blush; if you want to create a sweet look, use circular motions. If you prefer the edgy look, start from the hairline towards the bridge of your nose.

For her eyes, I’m using Black Track Fluidline. It’s useful as it doubles up as an eyeshadow colour or a liner. If you’re lining your eyes, the easiest way is to start from the roots of the lashes to the inner corner of your eyes.

Since the focus is the eyes, we will use a lighter shade for the lips. Follow with a clear Lip Glass to create glossy, sexy lips.

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