Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Makeup 101: Brigette Bardot Inspired Look Using CARGO Cosmetics

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing makeup with the CARGO Cosmetics team for the Toronto French Lingerie Fashion Show that took place at the artsy and chic Wychwood Barns. It was a unique show full of beautiful scantily clad models and dancers in luxurious lingerie pieces, spectacular dance routines, and of course stunning makeup! 

The inspiration for the look was the original blond bombshell, Brigette Bardot. Think sultry, sexy, bedroom eyes and hair. I received quite a few emails and comments asking what products we used and how to achieve the look so I figured why not blog about it!

The CARGO spread

Get the Look

 The look on one of my models who is a professional dancer. Could be a model right?

Step 1: Prep your face with CARGO's blu_ray High Definition Mattifier. Backstage it was a sweaty, sticky mess due to having no a/c. This primer was probably one of the main reasons the makeup did not slide off!

Makeup still in tact on the runway!

Step 2: Even out your skin tone with CARGO's Foundation - Oil Free. It was my first time working with the product and the results were beautiful. It gave awesome coverage yet did not look heavy on the skin. I also used this to cover under the eyes. Tip: Prep your eyes first but save applying foundation all over for last when doing a smokey eye. This will save time (and product) re-doing foundation from shadow fall-off.

Step 3: Set your makeup with CARGO's blu_ray Pressed Powder. It contains photochromatic pigments that help makeup stay consistent in all types of lighting plus the micronized mineral pigments diffuse light to camouflage imperfections and fill-in fine lines. 

Step 4: Line the top and bottom with CARGO's High Pigment Pencils in Black. Don't worry if the line is not straight. Dip a smudging brush into the darkest shadow in CARGO's Essential Eye Palette and smudge over top of the liner to diffuse the colour for a smokey definition. Repeat on the bottom and line the inner water line with the pencil.

Step 5: Apply the darkest shade from The Essential Eye Palette all over the lid and into the crease. To really make it sultry, concentrate most of the colour close to the lash line and outer crease. I like to apply the shadow with a flat shadow brush then blend with a firm but fluffy brush. Highlight the brow bone and inner corner with the lightest shade. The look would not be complete without black mascara and some flirty fake lashes (not shown)! These palettes are perfect for the woman that loves an easy, polished look or for makeup beginners. Each shadow is named according to the placement on your eyes.

Step 6: Balance the strong eye with a nude rose blush like CARGO's Tonga. I also contoured the cheeks with CARGO's Matte Bronzer (not shown).

Step 7: To really give the lips a nude finish, I filled the lips in with CARGO's Reverse Lip Liner in Light (not shown). I then topped off the lips with a nude gloss from CARGO's Lip Quad in Casablanca.

What do you think of the look? Would you wear this?

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dani@callitbeauty said...

LOVE it and it's exactly the type of look i would wear. great job and the model is beautiful.


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Make-up Junkie said...

@dani - Thank you!! This look would be soo pretty on you!

@Jenn - Thanks honey!!

Anonymous said...

Hmm...maybe I will venture into trying out the mattifier one day. The one I am currently using doesn't seem to last in 25+ heat >_< which sucks cause in the Winter Spring, it is quite lovely~

Thanks for the break down :)

Make-up Junkie said...

@Rasilla - You're welcome! Which primer are you using right now? CARGO's mattifier has never disappointed me. Check it out and let me know what u think!

CBeauty.. said...

I love the sexy Bardot look! Nude lips and dark sultry eyes with alot of lash = super sexy! Great Job! CBeauty..

Make-up Junkie said...

@CBeauty - thank you! Such a wearable look for all skin tones!

LipschtickBlog said...

Sooooo sexy. I'm a huge huge fan of Cargo blushes, so I'm excited to try out some of their other products. That mattifier sounds great...