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I was pleased to contribute some tips to lifestyle website mom.me on one of my favorite topics: how to incorporate bright colors into makeup without going overboard! Here are my tips from the article, or click the image below to view the full slideshow:
- Experiment by pairing a bold shade of eyeliner with a neutral eye shadow
- Apply eye shadow as eyeliner by dipping a wet eyeliner brush in the pigment
- Bold eye colors look best paired with neutral makeup for the rest of your face
- Keeping the colors deep, rather than bright, will help make them work-appropriate
- Experiment with navy eyeliner—it brings out the white in eyes and makes them appear brighter
- Play with more dramatic eyeliner by winging it out for a stronger look
- Try a classic smoky eye with a colorful twist: start at the base of the lashes with an almost-black shade, blend it out with brushes or a cotton swab, and then add the blue or green so that the darkest shade fades into the bright
Originally published on AlwaysNewYou.com
The best way to look fresh – and younger! – is to use as little product as you can get away with. You want people to see your skin and let whatever color cosmetics you choose (such as a bright lip, or a smoky eye) take center stage. So, repeat after me: heavy coverage is out, soft is in!
For starters, don’t take the word “foundation” too literally. You don’t have to plaster your entire face with base. Once you’ve found a good color match, apply only where you need coverage and let your healthy skin shine through! If you already stick to sheer products like tinted moisturizers, you’ve got that “covered” – but if not? Make your own! A full-coverage liquid or cream foundation can be thinned with moisturizer until you achieve the perfect level of coverage. Start with a very light application and build up to the amount of coverage you need, where you need it.
Got a bit of redness? Start with a sheer layer of a green or yellow color correcting primer to neutralize the flush, and then apply your skintone shade on top. Use a translucent powder to set.
Over-plucked brows will age your face just as fast as cakey makeup will. Your eyebrows provide the frame for your beautiful face, and their shape is very important, but don’t overdo it: a natural brow is far more youthful and flattering than a thin, heavily plucked one! Your best bet is to get a professional brow shaping from an esthetician, and then maintain their shape. Before you pluck out any hairs, brush your brows straight up and carefully trim the tips that reach above your brow – you may find that you don’t have to pluck as many as you thought. This will keep your brows from becoming too sparse.
It was a pleasure to be asked once again to appear as a local makeup expert on WWLP’s Mass Appeal – here is my segment from Friday, 9/28/12:
The “No Makeup” Look
As Calvin Klein famously said, “The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.” This look is very hot on the runways right now and the key is perfect, glowing skin, with some subtle contouring to bring out the features, but keeping the look very bare and very natural. This is perfect for brides who don’t like to wear a lot of makeup but still want to look great in their pictures.
Accentuating One Feature
For example, a beautiful bold lip! Keep the rest of the look soft – very natural eyes, soft blush in the same color family – a monochromatic lip & cheek is very modern.
The Smoky Eye
The smoky eye has been reinvented, and it’s not all about black & grey anymore. Earthtones kicked up with a metallic like bronze or copper look amazing, or you can even bring in some purples, or sage greens – as long as you blend the colors well and use shades that complement your skintone, you can absolutely wear color in a tasteful and timeless way.
Just a quick teaser from a recent bridal editorial project – lots more to come!
And check out the difference airbrush makeup made for our beautiful model’s skin (these shots are unretouched & straight out of my iPhone):
Ooh la la, it’s time for some sauciness. As you might have guessed, we did both shoots on the same day – a lighting and wardrobe change made all the difference!
Photography: Michelle Girard
Models: Dani & Kim
What do you get when you cross a talented group of wedding professionals, a pair of gorgeous models, an ethereal backdrop of flowing white fabric, and a rack full of dreamy dresses? I think you can see for yourself!
(I loved getting the opportunity to use some vibrant makeup colors for this shoot – check out Dani’s on-trend red-orange lips in the first look, followed by a bold look featuring teal & brown ombre eyeshadow. And Kim rocked some bright pinks & golds, followed by a deep purple smoky eye. Yes, bright makeup can be done tastefully!)
Photography: Michelle Girard
Models: Dani & Kim
Wardrobe: Bancroft Bridals