Nadia Albano gives a bright new look to 39-year-old business coach Caylee Auge, just in time for her four-month trip to Paris
Caylee Auge is a 39-year-old business coach who wanted to revamp and reinvent her style for an upcoming four month trip to Paris.
Auge has medium density, naturally wavy hair. Her blond locks were feeling drab and brassy and her length was dragging her down. My goal was to create a fun and playful haircut and brighten up her overall colour. I started by applying foil highlights throughout her hair using two high lift formulas, a high lift decolourizer with maximum blonding power and a high lift decolourizer with a cool-beige undertone.
I shampooed her hair using Oribe — Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, both sulphate-free, to maintain a bright colour. I misted Oribe — Run-through Detangling Primer to her ends for added conditioning and hydration, then sectioned her hair into a central vertical parting. I cut her hair into a cropped jaw-length pixie bob. I incorporated a full fringe and added lots of texture throughout the hair for added lift and fullness. This shape works beautifully with Auge’s face shape and really opens up her beautiful neckline.
Before styling, I sprayed Oribe — Magnificent Volume Maximista Thickening Spray for thermal protection and to create exaggerated volume. I blow dried her hair using a medium round brush then added a soft bend in her hair using a curling wand. I finished her hair with Oribe — Flash Form Finishing Spray Wax to create weightless and buildable texture.
I started by evening out Auge’s complexion with a corrective primer and full coverage foundation. I applied a cream shadow in a cream colour on her eyelids then contoured her eyes with a khaki-brown shadow. I lined her waterline with a black waterproof pencil then curled her lashes and coated them with black mascara. For fun and for added glam, I applied a set of strip lashes. I contoured her face with bronzing powder and dusted a hint of blush to her cheeks in a pink shade. I finished her look with a bright fuchsia lip colour.
Makeup Must-haves for this look:
Primer the skin: Smashbox Primer Oil
Even out the complexion with Foundation: Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation Light-Medium Beige.
Concealer to brighten the eyes: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage 3
Bronzer: Joe Fresh Bronzing Powder
Eyeshadow: MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre with MAC eyeshadow in Dirty Olive
Eyeliner: Smashbox Always on Gel Eyeliner in Fishnet
Brows: Benefit Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil in 3.75
Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous with Nadittude Strip Lashes in Dolce Mama
Blush: Tart Blush in Flush
Lip colour: MAC Candy Yum-Yum