Soft Glam Makeup with Manal AKA @Chinutay
We love super sculpted full glam makeup, but when we want a look that's still party, albeit with more relaxed vibes and a lighter finish, it’s all about soft glam. This a look that feels fresh and celebratory, and who better to talk us through it than the gorgeous Manal @Chinutay? Her wise words, “to take your makeup from good to great, a good skincare base is essential” kicks off this step by step guide.
Manal begins her routine by reaching for our bestselling Advanced Génifique Light Pearl, a featherlight eye serum that sinks in quickly creating a smooth, hydrated base for makeup, while helping to reduce puffiness and reveal eyes that look smoother and brighter. Manal uses the cooling metal applicator all around the delicate eye area to gently apply the serum.
"A 2-in-1 product that helps nurture your lashes and helps moisturise around your eyes – it's the perfect morning eye care routine before you get started with your makeup."
Manal chooses Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation "a beautiful hybrid between skincare that keeps your skin glowy while creating that flawless finish." This foundation is 82% serum powered by hyaluronic acid and mandelic acid, which help to keep skin hydrated and smooth. Manal chooses shade 400W and applies all over skin with a brush, building the coverage until she has a smooth, even and radiant base.
"It's the first foundation I've come across that does such a beautiful job with staying glowy and hydrating, while being long-lasting – because those two qualities do not usually pair up very well."
"I love a full coverage concealer" says Manal as she reaches for Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer. This skin loving formula gives up to 24-hour wear and helps to keep skin hydrated. Manal uses shade 04 to conceal and 03 to brighten. She applies to the outer and inner corner of the eye, around the nose area to hide any redness and brighten the area, and to the corners of the mouth before blending with a brush.
"This concealer is absolutely stunning by itself, or on top of this foundation, it’s pretty much a like an everyday staple concealer."
Our multitasking foundation stick Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation can be used as a foundation, concealer or as Manal does here as a sculpting bronzer. She applies it directly from the stick just below her cheekbones, onto the temples, down the centre of the nose and to the bottom of the chin before blending thoroughly to add depth and sculpt the face.
"I like to use the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation Stick to warm my face up and add some contouring depth."
Using a fan shaped brush, Manal strokes Blush Subtil in 351 Blushing Trésor onto the top of the cheekbones. She also uses it as an eyeshadow smoothing a smaller brush across the eyelid and slightly outwards at the corners.
"What I've been loving actually is this trend going round it's called, like cold makeup - it's such a pretty blush – it has like a luminescence, it's very winter friendly."
Manal creates a feline flick with our ultra-precise pen eyeliner Idôle Liner, this liquid formula is easy to apply and transfer, flake and smudge resistant. Manal draws her flick, taking the colour along her eyelid to the centre, lining up with her pupil, before lining the inner corner for a dramatic, lifted fox eye that is the cornerstone of this soft glam look.
"An eyeliner that you guys need to get your hands on is the Idôle Liner, it's perfect for lining the inner water duct area of your eye, also for creating a perfect wing, it's super jet black, it's one of my favourites – if not my favourite - especially because if your eyes tend to get watery this is the perfect eyeliner for you, it's waterproof!"
To finish her eye look Manal coats her lashes in Hypnôse Mascara, our bestselling volumizing mascara. A rich black buildable formula means you can have fluffy, volumized lashes every day.
"So, what I love about this mascara is it helps your eyelashes to look 8 times larger than they are. . . The soft sculpt formula doesn't leave your eyelashes feeling crispy, but it actually helps to nourish your lashes too."
For the final touch in this soft glam makeup look Manal applies our rich and creamy L'absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick. Enriched with hydrating hyaluronic acid this rich and creamy colour is long lasting with a smooth matte finish.
"This is French Tea 274, a beautiful nudey rose colour it's really, really pretty with hints of a brown undertone."