Mika Daniels, National Make-up Artist for Illamasqua – “Alix and I consulted on what look would best suit her fantastic, iconic outfit. We used manga characters and cartoonish colours as inspiration, as well as a quirky, fun take on fox-like features.”
Mika used the new formulation Light Liquid Foundation in 133 on Alix for a smooth, sweat resistant finish [definitely needed in the rising temperatures and harsh lighting of the main stage!] and used Blusher Brush I to buff the product in.
He mattified Alix’s skin with a touch of Powder Foundation in 133 to take off the shine and provide long-lasting coverage. He used a small amount of Gleam Cream to catch the light and provide a soft glow to Alix’s already beautiful skin.
Mika layered Cream Blusher in 'Promise' for a pop of warm candy pink on to Alix’s cheekbones and built the colour up into her temples and hair line. “We were after a continuation of her hair colour down the side of her face. A kind of pink sideburn!”
To highlight, Mika used Powder Blusher in ‘Intrigue’ “the best highlighter for pale skin, this product is unique on the market as it is a true white, finely milled powder that allows you to brighten pale skin tones.”
To mimic Alix’s blue and pink outfit, Mika selected Powder Eye Shadows in 'Dance' [bright royal blue], Victim [a bright azure blue] and Maybe? [a hot magenta pink] for a splash of colour to enhance Alix’s brown eyes.
He kept blending to a minimum and mixed Sealing Gel with Eye Liner Cake in 'Mislead' for a foxy flick of black across the upper lash line.
To bring added dimension to the eyes, he used Medium Pencil in 'Elate' – a creamy white – for the water line and inner corners of the eyes.
He also used the Cream Blusher in 'Promise' for the colour dots under Alix’s eyes for an Illamasqua twist…
Finally, Mika deepened Alix’s eye brows with Eye Brow Cake in 'Gaze'.
To continue the bubblegum pink theme, Mika again used Cream Blusher in 'Promise' on the lips – the intensity of the pigment in the blusher means it is perfect as a lip colour, plus the Vitamin E extract keep lips hydrated and smooth. He definied using Medium Pencil in 'Manic'.
Mika wanted to bring some iridescent shimmer to Alix’s décolletage and shoulder by using “half a tub of Pure Pigment in Static!” The blue/pink/silver tones beautifully catch light and add a dimensional interest to the matt look of the face.