Ellie Goulding’s cultivated a pretty natural, glowing look when it comes to makeup. But the sweet sounding Brit, one of 10 artists featured in ELLE’s 2012 Women In Music issue, doesn’t shy away from showing off those big, brown, doll-like eyes of hers. So despite the Haider Ackerman veil hanging from her head, Goulding’s face manages to shine through in our portfolio.
“Ellie’s music is feminine because of her gorgeous voice yet also modern, and we wanted the makeup to have these same qualities,” says Talia Shobrook, who crafted Goulding’s look on behalf of Pink Papaya, a natural beauty brand. To achieve the feminine part of the equation, Shobrook went for glossy pink lips and “fresh, youthful skin,” using Pink Papaya Retexturizing Crème Face Primer, Hydraradiance Age Defying Mineral Foundation, and Mineral Photo Touch Concealer. Contoured, sterling-hued lids drawn with Pink Papaya Luxe Crème Liner in Silver Lining added just the right amount of edge.
To learn what Goulding has planned for her sophomore album, read our interview with the 25-year-old pop star.