This is a preview of the collaboration photoshoot where Maggie of Clubelle (find our interview with Maggie here!) and I did our best to copy the high-end spring campaign beauty look (will be posted next week!). I’m posting my tutorial for the Giorgio Armani Spring 2016. It was one of the looks we did on the photoshoot, one of the simple yet very wearable to wear in all seasons, and I would totally recommend this for you to try out!

As much as I love the brand, I actually did not get anything from Giorgio Armani specifically for this tutorial. Hey, we are on a budget from time to time. And I wanted to show you how you might be able to find something of this color in your stash! (PS: if you want to get something, I would recommend to try out the lipsticks. These colors are just super flattering.)

The Goal


Uhm. Yeah, right. I’m trying to be as model-y as I can, so here goes!


Step 1: Prep your skin

With this look, the skin aim was to get a luminous matte, effortless look. Prep your skin with your favorite moisturizer and preferably also an illuminating primer.

Step 0: Bare-faced, just moisturizer.


I felt like my skin needs an extra boost, so I used Bare Mineral’s Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in 08 Spice. It gives the skin with the glowy and luminous effect. (PS: I had the idea from Paola’s Spring Makeup Tutorial last week). 

Step 1: Putting on Bare Mineral’s Complexion Rescue with my fingers.

When my skin is behaving really well I might just stop here and not add foundation. It really depends on your own preference and comfort zones!


Step 2: Foundation and concealer

I started with concealer for the under eye circles, because these are the areas I mostly need help with. It’s a combination of my skin type and less sleep you’re getting as a CEO :P.

Step 2a: Concealer for under eye.

I used NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit. It’s my holy grail concealer at the moment. Perfect match for my skintone and doesn’t budge much.

Step 2b: Putting on foundation.

Then I went with my trusty Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 8. I applied it with a dense brush from DM. Not noticing any special effect here with the brush, but it’s worth trying out. Note: this foundation might not go so well with direct flash (fine with studio flash), but otherwise you’ll have this smoother skin look that doesn’t look like you’re wearing foundation!

And then I went over some things with extra concealer again, obviously the imperfection spots needed more help.

Step 2c: Extra concealer.


Step 3: Eye Makeup

I started with my eyebrows. I used the Body Shop Brow & Liner kit in Brown & Black. I like these because you can mix and match the colors depending on how intense you’d like your eyebrows.

Step 3a: Eyebrows.

Next step: eye primers. Especially due to my oily lids and my darker skin tone, eye primers are essential to keep my eyeshadows true to color.

Step 3b: Applying NARS Prep and Prime.

NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base is my best friend. It’s smooth, not sticky, doesn’t whiten my lids. Holy grail.

The eyeshadows I used for this look is basically three colors. One that should make your lids radiant, one for the crease, and one for extra definition.

MAC Tweet Me with 217 brush

For the radiant lids, I used MAC Mega Metal Shadow Tweet Me from the LE MAC Peacocky. The color is quite similar to MAC Paint Pot in Rubinesque, a peachy gold color. I applied that with MAC 217 brush because I wanted a disperse effect and not piling up the eyeshadow.

Application on the lids with MAC 217 brush

The result is this: radiant eyelids 🙂

Radiant eyelid!

On the crease, I used MAC Eye Shadow in Saffron. This is a burnt orange color. Again this is a LE edition, but you could find a color that’s bringing a warm shadow in you. This one would look pretty orange on light tones, so if you’re light, go with warm browns.

MAC Saffron for the crease, also using MAC 217 brush.

For the extra definition, I used a dark brown color. You could use a normal eyeshadow, I was using a pencil shadow, KIKO’s Moon Shadow in 02, also a limited edition, but it’s a dupe of Chanel’s Stylo Eyeshadow. Basically you want a softer definition on close to your waterlines (don’t use black liners for this look)

Definition with KIKO Moon Shadow in 02


For the lashes I started with MAC False Lashes Maximizer primer. Needed all the help I can get here as well!

MAC False Lashes Maximizer

Not sure if I’m in love with the formula though. It’s helping my lashes alright, but it’s rather gooey.

Then I applied the mascara.

Applying Mascara

I used Max Factor Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara. Nothing special there, it’s pretty good mascara but I don’t think it’s giving anyone false lashes.

Done with the eyes, and now let’s go to blush!

Step 4: Blush

Step 4: Burberry Light Glow in Russet Blush

I wanted to achieve a barely there blush with sort of the natural, sun kissed look. The burberry blush is kind of a warmer orange brown tone on me. Quite subtle.

Step 5: Lips

I noticed the Armani came out with a sheer lipstick for this look, so I tried lightening up the texture a little bit.

Step 5: Catrice Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm.

So I applied Catrice Pure Shine Colour Lip Balm. It doesn’t have a color description, but that was a nude-y color, that’s usually doesn’t go well with me at all (actually purchased it as a joke). This actually worked really well as a nude color for me.

Step 5b: Brown Lipstick.

I used Alverde lipstick in 23 Simply Brown. It’s cheap (< 3 Euros) and really good especially for the price. You really couldn’t go wrong with it!

Finished Look

Finished Look

It’s simple and so flattering for warm tones!

And with the right pose and partner in crime (aka Maggie), you can look model-y!


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