Not everybody can afford a celebrity makeup artist! And Lauren Luke is not a celebrity, but she is famous indeed. This 27 years old, single mother is popular among common people like you and me. Lauran Luke is a self taught makeup artist and offers free makeup tutorials and tips to millions of viewers on the internet. Her videos on internet have been watched over 111 million times and the number is still growing!
Lauren Luke lives in South Shield in Tyneside with her 10 year old son, Jordan, mother, sister, nieces and dogs. She has gained widespread popularity through YouTube, where her local interview is one of the most viewed BBC clip. This no nonsense, stylish lady is a guide for millions of girls who wish to look like celebrities such as Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis. Although, she isn’t making huge money out of this, yet she is helping thousands of females to look beautiful each day!
This March, a New York cosmetics company has decided to launch Luke’s own global make up line, which would be affordable and classy. As of now, this chic, stylish makeup genius is writing a how to column in Guardian’s Weekend Magazine, giving tips for a glowing you.
Check out some pro makeup tips from this makeup genius.
1. Applying flawless foundation
Luke knows that foundation can hide your flaws. But she also knows that applying a foundation can be tricky. So, Luke says that one must use a mosturiser before applying foundation. This creates a soft base. Apply the foundation with brush rather than fingers, this will make your skin smoother and make your foundation last longer. To build color, use highlights. First work the skin highlighter on cheeks and move to your temple, forehead and end by going down the nose. This will make you look naturally attractive.
2. Bronze effect
Luke believes that bronzer is an excellent thing to contour the side of your face to lift your cheek bones. For hollow-cheeked appearance, use a brush with bronzer and stroke it from cheek to hairline. In fact, you can also use it under the chin to make it look slimmer.
Blush can clearly make your skin look glowing and healthier. But Luke says that you must avoid overdoing it. Therefore, use a color from light to medium pink. Apply it with a brush to make it long lasting. Add a lip gloss or Vaseline to shine through any weather!
Use any color you want, but if you want a quick fix and don’t have much time for looking absolutely gorgeous, then stick to neutral colors. This is because red or full color lipsticks need a little preparation. So, if you are in hurry, avoid these colors. Don’t forget the eye liner to brighten your eyes!
5. Get gorgeous in five minutes
Being a single mother, Luke knows that women don’t get much time to fix themselves and look beautiful. So, she devised a five minute, simple makeup plan that can make any women look gorgeous and feel better. So, firstly, instead of using a full coverage foundation, use a tinted mosturizer. This will save you a lot of time as applying a foundation with brush will take lots of time, tinted mosturizer will give you similar results without any hassle. Now, use a cream blush and apply to the apple of your cheek with ring fingers. Blend softly.
Once this is done, use a black eyeliner and apply it to your lower lash line. Don’t be too thorough with it because you can smudge it with finger or cotton swab for a sultry look. Finish your eyes with a coat of black mascara. Apply a neutral lipstick. Now, if you have a minute left, then apply another coat of mascara to look ultimately stunning.
Lauren Luke recommends buying:
1. Mac’s face and body foundation
This easy to use foundation offers instant results. You skin looks flawless and beautiful. Use it with a mosturizer so that the foundation bonds with it and lasts longer! A good one for everyday. This is priced for $32.50
2. Boots number 7 skin highlights
If you want to look perfect, then Luke recommends that you use Boots No 7 skin highlights in peach. This is ideal during winters and keeps your skin glowing and natural. It is priced for $12.99.
Luke recommends makeup artist Paula Dorf’s cheek color creme in Playmate as the shade is fresh and perky. This will make your cheeks look so beautiful and naturally glowing. Luke’s tip: Use it with a brush for long lasting effect! It is priced for $23.00
4. Bourjois multi shimmer loose powder
If you want to have bronze look for your eyes, then this is a great product. It is affordable and easy to use! It is priced for $26.10
5. Mac’s tinted lipglass in c thru
This lip gloss is ideal for ladies who don’t have time for applying extensive lip makeup. The color is neutal, works with all the dresses and makeups and makes you instantly sexy. It is priced for $14.50