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Autumn Beauty | How To Do Greige

Author: Lauren Coleman

I met Kylie over two years ago when we were shooting the Sunshine State of Mind editorial over on Rock My Wedding. Back then Kylie was fixing gold stars to our model’s face while we frolicked in a meadow. Now she’s back to share an autumn beauty tutorial with the colour of the moment, greige.

Kylie created these looks for the Queen Charlotte Ball. Though many of us won’t be attending a ball at Kensington Palace, this look would definitely translate to a glam yet natural saturday night look. Over to Kylie…

Started in 1780, King George III held a May ball, which was launched to raise money for a new maternity hospital, named after his wife Queen Charlotte. This became an annual charitable event and Queen Charlotte’s Ball became the most important ball of the social calendar. This year, the 235th Anniversary was held at Kensington Palace and I was honoured with the task of designing the beauty looks, sponsored by Bobbi Brown.

As a make up artist and skincare specialist, I wanted to keep the debutante’s beauty look fresh, youthful and individual to character, hence showing the gorgeous faces of Elizabeth and 2015’s Debutante of the year, Amira. I looked no further than Bobbi Brown’s Greige Collection to help me and my team achieve this.

Look One – Elizabeth

  • Start by prepping the face with plenty of moisturiser and adding both a face primer and eye primer (lid and under bottom lashes) for longevity. Curl the lashes and add lip balm.
  • Firmly pat an ivory eye shadow all over the lid with a dense but flat eyeshadow brush.
  • Add a mid shade, I used ‘Greystone’ from the roots of the lashes to half way up the lid with the same flat eye shadow brush. Add to under eye stopping before the inner eye.
  • Smudge ‘Greige’ and ‘Brown Haze’, a metallic dull brown, along the roots of the lashes and angle out towards the edge of the lid. Add ‘Greige’ to the under eye stopping before the inner eye. Blend with a touch up brush.
  • Press a sparkle shade such as ‘Earth Metal’ into the inner corners of the eye with your finger, edging to the centre of the eye to really catch the evening light.
  • Add a light shimmery silver such as ‘Twinkle’ with a fine liner brush to enhance the brow bone and inner corners of the eye.
  • Finish the eye with a smudge of gel liner, with the same fine liner brush, blending to the outer corners of the eye and lots of mascara.

Look Two – Amira

For Amira, one of our younger Debutantes, I wanted to keep the look very ethereal and clean.

  • Start by building colour with Twinkle, a light shimmery silver, all over the lid, right up to the browbone with the same flat eyeshadow brush as before.
  • Layer and smudge ‘Greystone’ into the roots of the lashes with the smudge brush blending out to the edge of the eye.
  • Layer and smudge ‘Brown Haze’ over ‘Greystone’ and blend and layer under the eye swapping to fine liner brush as before, continuing into the inner eye. By not highlighting as before this creates an otherworldly and editorial style look.
  • Finish with a line of liner on the out corner of the eye, applying mascara on top and bottom lashes.
  • For both ladies I used Bobbi’s Stick foundation and concealer in Porcelain, Warm Ivory and Sand. Mixing foundations for a custom colour isn’t unusual as skin tone changes every day! Apply with a foundation brush and buff any excess with a full coverage face brush to get a super natural finish. Only apply powder if you need it, I used a weightless powder foundation for extra T zone coverage with an eye blender brush.
  • Strobing is now trendy! Apply Bobbi’s shimmer brick to the high point on the cheekbones with your full coverage brush.
  • Finish with Bronzer to lightly contour the cheekbones – you can use the full coverage for this too! Just give it a wipe with some tissue paper. Add a cream coral or light pink blush on the apples of the cheeks keeps everything gorgeously glowy and youthful.
  • Add colour to the lips with Bobbi Brown’s Nude Rose or Tutu blotting post application for a natural looking stain.
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Photography | Jay Anderson
Make Up Artist | Kylie McMichael

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12 thoughts on “Autumn Beauty | How To Do Greige

    1. Hi Sophie, don’t apologise at all. We wanted to get across the looks Kylie created here could be used for special occasions; weddings, nights out etc.

    2. Hi Sophie! Thanks for your kind words about the make up! I’m sorry you feel that way about the event. The young ladies very much enjoyed the evening and the lead up to the event. It’s also always in aid of charity – all monies received this year go to Children with Cancer so a very worthwhile cause. Happy Friday and I hope you enjoy practising this look for yourself. Kx

      1. It’s not so much the event itself but the outmoded concept it represents I object to. And the word debutante. I do love the make up though and will always love RMS.

  1. Beautiful makeup – I LOVE Bobbi Brown! But I too do not love the idea of a posh ball for ‘worldwide nobility and influential members of society’, that ‘debutantes’ attend. Sorry. *awkward face* still love you obvs RMS 😉 x

    1. Katie, we’re big fans of Bobbi Brown too. I need the greige palette!
      I completely get you on your very valid comment and we’ve made an edit to reflect this.

    2. Hi Katie! I’m sorry you feel that way about the charitable annual event. Historically nobility would attend but now the event is open to young ladies who want to take part in a British tradition whilst helping raise awareness and funds for a charitable cause. I’m super glad you like the make up and hope you enjoy practising it! Kx

  2. Ooh I’ve just had a look at the post on RMW and HAVE to know where did you get the stars for under the models eyes?? I checked the tutorial but couldn’t find anything 🙁 I bought some stars about a hundred years ago from Miss Selfridge but they ran out a few years ago and I’ve never found anything similar (despite intense research!). It makes me very sad every time I’m packing for a festival and don’t have them, glitter eyeshadow just isn’t the same!

    I absolutely love the looks in this post and RMW 🙂

    1. Hi Mairi!

      They’re from Snazaroo. You can usually get them from dress up shops, nail stands from places like Boots or children’s face painting party type shops. I love that you still remember the stars! Kx

  3. Love this! Treated myself to the palette last week and had been looking for tutorials using it. It is the most flattering collection of colours. I’m off to try out look one!

  4. Hi Lou!

    We’re so glad that you love the look, I really wanted to make the most of the colours in the gorgeous Greige palette, you can use each of them in different ways which I’m sure you love too! Let us know if there’s a specific look you’d like us to feature with the palette 🙂 Kx

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