The Perfect Hair + Makeup Look From Zoom Meetings To Virtual Dating

Looking for a natural hair and makeup look for your virtual hangouts? Check out this gorgeous natural makeup look created by the fabulous @katrinaraftery, our go-to MUA for our campaign shoots. Crowned Beauty Makeup Artist of the Year in 2019, Kat finishes off the look with gorgeous soft, beachy waves. This look is great to take you from the boardroom to the home bar!

Follow Katrina’s step by step process below, with the choice of chemist or premium products!
After hydrating your skin...
Step 1 Apply the foundation evenly blending with a sable brush ensuring the application is also even on neck and décolletage. 
Kat’s recommendations: Dermalogica sheer tint OR DIOR foundation

Step 2 Peach taupe tones are trending - blend your chosen tone, contour your eyelids, and with the remaining shadow on the brush, sweep below your eyes. Blending with fingers also allows the powdered shadow to blend and look creamier and peachier. 
Kat’s recommendations: MCoBeauty Eyeshadow Trend Palette, Shade ‘Apricot’ OR Natasha Denova Coral Eyeshadow Palette, Shade Dakota

Step 3
Choose a creamy concealer to even out flaws and blemishes. Be generous under eyes and blend with fingers towards the bridge of your nose to create even highlights. 

Step 4 Choose a thick dark Mascara for maximum intensity. Layer up quickly one eye at a time so you're working with the creamy texture before setting. 

Step 5
Brush up eyebrows and fill in a shape that suits your brows. Flickering a slanted brush ensures a natural tint. 
Kat’s recommendations: MCoBeauty More Brows Fibre Gel OR BENEFIT Brows

Step 6 Get a creamy glow on with a generous size brush, highlighting over cheekbones, jawline and down your neck. Avoid your nose, forehead and chin. 
Kat’s recommendations: LOREAL Glow Cherie OR Sisley Instant Eclate

Step 7 Choose a peachy flesh lip colour to compliment the eyes. I chose two glossy tones, keeping it fresh for day time. 


Tips before starting:
Ensure your hair is completely dry.
In terms of which way to hold the tongs around the front and sides, horizontal is preferable as the curl will fall more naturally. 
Step 1 Begin by sectioning out your hair, starting with the nape. You will find working in easy sections you can manage the Hot tong much easier. 
Step 2 Slightly twist each section of hair before wrapping it around the wand allows your curl to be more textured with the end result.
Step 3 Finish off your hard work with a texture spray & a salt spray. 
Kat’s recommendations: I used, Kevin Murphy ‘Bed Head’ and “salty spray by EVO. “Hair Resort Spray” by Kevin Murphy is also a favourite. 
Step 4 Massage your scalp for a few minutes for maximum volume after products applied.
Love this hair and makeup look? Follow Katrina on Instagram and check out her brand today! Model Kinga wears our Monte & Lou Free Spirit Bandeau Maillot. Shop the Free Spirit collection today!


Stay tuned for more tips and tricks in our #HOLIDAYATHOME series.