How to achieve the natural glam look: Tabitha Nauser and Chanel

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Text: Renée Batchelor

Photo: Vanessa Caitlin

In the second episode of our video series, radio deejay and singer Tabitha Nauser creates a gorgeous, fresh look in her makeup tutorial

Tabitha Nauser is one of the most recognisable faces in Singapore and has been a beauty icon and trendsetter of late, with her bold beauty look — she favours matte lipsticks and full-on brows — and her iconic blonde hair. What better way to show off her makeup repertoire than in a beauty tutorial filmed at the Marina Bay Sands MasterCard Theatre, showcasing a look that is natural, yet glamorous? If you've missed anything in the video, each makeup step and specific product is detailed below:

1. Always start your makeup preparation with a good moisturising serum like the Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum.

2. Start perfecting your skin with the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation. Nauser uses shade N40 and applies it with her fingers, but you can also use a brush as well, buffing the foundation onto the face in a circular motion.

3. If you still have any blemishes or areas that need extra coverage, apply the Correcteur Perfection. Nauser uses shade 20, and applies it on the undereye area and and the sides of the nose, as well as on the forehead — before blending it in with a brush.

4. The final step for the base is some light contouring with the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour in Mariniere No.2. Use a large, fluffy brush to apply powder beneath the cheekbones to make them really pop and to give a healthy colour to the skin. Also apply some at the jawline to visibly sculpt and define the face. 

1.  Start with the brows. Nauser begins by tracing the basic shape with an eyebrow pencil, before shading and filling in her brows with the Le Sourcils de Chanel in 20 Brun, and brushing them out to even out the color.

2. Using the colours from the eyeshadow palette, the Les 4 Ombres in 79 Spices, Nauser creates a light, smoky look. She starts with the lighter brown shade on the entire lid and applies the golder tone on the centre of the lid to make her eyes pop. 

3. To finish off the eyes, Nauser lined them with the Stylo Yeux Waterproof in 100 Santal on both the upper and lower lids, She then curled her lashes and finished off with a generous application of the Le Volume de Chanel Waterproof in 10 Noir.

1. Always start any lip look with a good lip balm like Rouge Coco Baume, especially if your next step is lip liner. This will prepare the lips and help any product glide on smoothly.

2. To create her iridescent lip, Nauser used the Le Crayon Levres in 5 Mordore Nude to define the lip contours, before applying Rouge Coco in 434 Mademoiselle — a natural pinkish-brown shade.

3. To give lips that touch of sparkle, she then applied the Lèvres Scintillantes in 108 Constellation, on the entire lip.

1. After completing the eyes and the lips, it is easy to add blush only where needed. A stick blusher, like Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick in No.22, is perfect for a tiny dab of colour. Simply dot onto the cheek apples and blend in with your fingers.

2. Finally to add luminescence to the skin, dust on a shimmery, white powder like the Poudre Lumiere Glacée on the higher points of the face like the forehead and cheekbones.

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Beauty Direction: Renée Batchelor
Directed by: Vanessa Caitlin
Production by: MLC Productions
Director of Photography: Alvin Choon
Production Coordinator: Marianne Koh
Video Editor: Siti Khairunnisa
Wardrobe: Chanel
Hair: Maurice Chee/Prep
Makeup Consultant: Toni Tan/My Makeup Academy
Location: Marina Bay Sands MasterCard Theatre 
Special thanks to: Ching Lee, Anand Pillai, Martin Yeoh and Adam Choong

Beauty Direction: Renée Batchelor
Directed by: Vanessa Caitlin
Production by: MLC Productions
Director of Photography: Alvin Choon
Production Coordinator: Marianne Tan
Wardrobe: Chanel
Hair & Makeup Artist: Emma Haddock / Indigo Artisans