Makeup Looks for your personality

What does your makeup say about you?

Natural Beauty

You like the natural, practical, no-makeup makeup look that takes no time at all to pull off. You prefer to keep things simple. It’s just the way you are. That doesn’t make you basic, it makes you practical. You might not want to stand out from the crowd, but you don’t want people to think you’re boring either. Personality wise, you’re as laid back as can be. Make no mistake, your easy-going nature doesn’t make you a pushover. You just choose to be a peace-keeper and not lay down all your opinions, all the time. This chilled-out approach also applies to your makeup choices. While you can appreciate the trends, you know yourself well enough to know that really isn’t you. If you had a makeup bag (which you don’t, because, really, what’s the point?) you’d have in it BB cream, lip balm, a multi use eyes-lips-cheeks stick and mascara. Everything else is just frosting, and you don’t do that.

Model: Sheila Makeup: Joana Ascenso

Shop the Look:

Chanel CC Cream Complete Correction SPF 50 | £46 at John Lewis

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist | £48 on Cult beauty

Benefit Rollerlash Mascara – Brown | £20,50 at Boots

Rituals La Vie en Rose Smooth Colour Gloss – Pale Pink | £8,50 at Rituals

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette – Natural Beauty | £46 at Charlotte Tilbury

Trend Setter

You don’t follow the trends, you make them! Your style changes so much that you leave everyone’s heads spinning. You’re not easily pleased and so you’re constantly looking for something more. You’ve a task oriented, organized, type A personality. Which applies perfectly to your meticulous obsession with finding new things. You are all about those details. And your signature look is all about making a statement. Cheeky or playful, colourful or bold, you have incredible style, and the tools to work it. There’s never an item out of date or out of style in your wardrobe and in your makeup bag. Your instagram account is full of fashion followers asking you for makeup tips and where did you find that colour? A statement lip and perfectly contoured eyes is your go-to look for many occasions.

Model: Yaourou Photography: Carine Ottou Makeup: Joana Ascenso

Shop the Look:

MAC Strobe Cream | £25 at MAC Cosmetics

Fashion Fair Fast Finish Foundation Stick | £26 and Perfect Finish Illuminating Powder – Earth | £32,50 both at FeelUnique

Makeup Forever Pro Finish Multi Use Powder Foundation | £28,50 at Debenhams

MUA Professional 6 Shade Eyeshadow Palette – Rusted Wonders | £3,50 and Freedom Makeup London HD Eye foils – Metallic 1 | £5 at Superdrug

Dior Diorshow Mascara – Black | £25,50 at John Lewis

Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil | £21 at SpaceNK

Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner | £12,50 at LLoyds Pharmacy

MAC Frost Lipstick – Spoiled Fabulous and Metallic Lipstick – Metalwork | £16,50 each at MAC Cosmetics

Makeup Maven

You love makeup and everything about it. You learn about new products before everyone else because you’ve signed up to all the newsletters and you have every brand’s VIP card available. Let’s face it, you’re a bit of a makeup hoarder. You’ve yet to met a makeup palette you didn’t like. Are you sure you’re not a makeup artist? You love to have fun and try out new things, both in makeup as in life. You have a dedicated cupboard for all your makeup items and your bathroom could double as a cosmetics bazaar. You’ll want for naught. You are always caught up on the latest style. You are generally a happy person, because when you look good, you feel good. If you have to settle for a style on the go, you default to perfect liner and soft lips.

Model: Catia Makeup: Joana Ascenso

Shop the Look:

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer | £55 and Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation |£50 both at Liberty

Chanel Le Correcteur de Chanel Longwear Concealer | £28 and Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Cream Eyeliner – 65 Hyperblack | £25 both at John Lewis

Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher – Rose de Jaspe | £6,49 and Little Round Pot Eyeshadow Nude Edition – Ingenude | £5,49 both at Superdrug

MAC Veluxe Brow Liner | £16,50 and In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara | £19,50 both at MAC Cosmetics

Know Cosmetics No Thin Lips Lip Plumper | £12,50 at Lloyds Pharmacy

MAC Lip Pencil – subculture | £13 and Matte Lipstick – Kinda Sexy | £16,50 both at MAC Cosmetics


You want to stand out. You want to be  noticed. No two ways about it. You’re one hot, sexy momma. You ARE a rockstar. And you want the world to know it! You might seem intimidating and some might call you a drama queen, but we like to think of you as being in tune with your inner feelings. You cry the hardest, laugh the loudest and fight the strongest. But like your expertly applied makeup, you are all about expressing yourself. People always know where they stand with you… and they love you for it. Yes, your emotions are a bit all over the place sometimes, but you’d rather be real than keep it all in, right? And well, at least you keep things interesting! Your staple look is contour, highlight, nude lips and statement eyes complete with false lashes.

Model: Cris Makeup: Joana Ascenso

Shop the Look:

Chanel Hydra Beauty Flash Instantly Hydrating Perfecting Balm | £45, Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation SPF 25 | £37 and Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick | £34 all at House of Fraser

Illamasqua Skin Base Lift Concealer | £20 and  Sculpting Face Powder Duo | £29 both at Illamasqua

Eylure False Eyelashes Most Wanted in #FeedTheNeed | £11,95, Sleek MakeUP Bronze I Lust Palette | £7,49 and Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Verde, Desert Rouge and Bronze Antique | £25 each all at Boots

Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo | £11,11 at

Burberry Beauty Lip Definer – Nude Beige No.01 | £16 and Burberry Kisses – Nude Pink No.05 | £25 both at

Wild Child

There’s no doubt that you’re a fan of being slightly theatrical. You like to sparkle on the outside to reflect how much you shine on the inside. There’s so much colour, glitter and sparkle going on all the time that maybe you’re actually hiding something more than you’re revealing. You wear your makeup like a shield. It’s always on. You’ve so much skill and enthusiasm that you try anything that tickles your fancy, especially if it’s over the top. You chase beauty because that’s what you feel makes you happiest. Some might think you ought to tone it down a little, some might think the glitter-mermaid-punk-fairy look is totally rockin’. Whatever you do, keep listening to your inner goddess and rock whatever look you fancy!

Model: Sheila
Makeup: Joana Ascenso

Shop the Look:

Illamasqua Beyond Veil Primer | £34, Skin Base Foundation | £33 and Beyond Powder Highlighter | £34 all at Illamasqua

Mac Prolongwear Concealer | £18 at MAC Cosmetics

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Blush Glow | £60 at Charlotte Tilbury

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion | £17 at House of Fraser

MAC Eyeshadow in Beautiful Iris and Parfait Amour | £13,50 each, Glitter – Reflets Pearl | £16,50, Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Vibrant Violet and Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Scintillance | £25 each all at House of Fraser

Eylure Luxe Collection False Lashes – Gilded | £9,95 at Superdrug and Elegant Touch and House of Holland Luxe Collection False Nails – Ruby Tuesday | £14,99 in Boots

So Me Eyebrow Kit – Mocha | £24 at SoMe

MAC Prep + Prime Lip | £14 at  MAC Cosmetics

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner – Pink Venus | £16, Hot Lips Lipstick – Hot Emily | £24 and Chanel Lipgloss – Melted Honey | £26 all at House of Fraser

Post Author: Jo

Makeup artist based in South-West London and internationally published. Studied Fashion Makeup at London College of Fashion and with Val Garland at I work with clients across various areas of fashion including editorial, beauty and advertising and also film. I love all things beauty, addicted to makeup and all things organic, also love trying new things and telling people about them!

Leave a Reply