Friday, July 9, 2010

My All-Time FAVORITE Look

Fresh Face Forward

As the seasons change, fashion changes, and make-up trends correspond with fashion. Not that we are basking in the sultry Summer months, women are seeking the hottest new looks, and are eager to part ways with the mundane. More recently, many of my clients have been interested in a look that is effortless, however chic and sophisticated. Women can easily and quickly achieve this frequently sought after look by following some steps.

Step 1 – Be sure to properly cleanse and moisturize your skin prior to applying makeup. During the summer months, use a moisturizer that is lightweight, yet effective and combative against harsh UV rays from the sun.

Step 2 – Apply a face primer such as Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer to the entire face once the moisturizer has completely dissolved. The primer will act as a barrier between your skin and the foundation, providing a matte and smooth finish.

Step 3 – Apply a neutral color liquid eye shadow such as MAC Tan Ray Paint over the entire eyelid and brow bone. Be sure to smooth the color out evenly and remove all creases to ensure that it dries down smooth. Once the product dries, apply a neutral color shadow over the entire lid. Use a shadow with a bit of shimmer to brighten the eyes and add some sass. Blend color evenly.

Step 4 – Apply a champagne colored eye shadow such as MAC Shroom to the brow bone. Be sure to not extend the color beyond that area. Blend color evenly.

Step 5 – To create definition, apply a mute brown colored eye shadow to the crease of the eye and the outer corner. Once this color is blended evenly, take the champagne color that was previously applied to the brow bone and lightly apply it to the inner corners of the eye.

Step 6 – Apply a line of black liquid eyeliner across the upper lash line, gradually increasing the width of the line from the inner corner to the outer. Use a liner brush to apply the muted brown eye shadow to the bottom lash line. Gently smudge the muted brown liner just beneath the bottom lash line for a more dramatic look.

Step 7 – Apply a lightweight liquid foundation over the entire face. Use this as an opportunity to clean up any residue from the eye shadow and/or eyeliner. Apply liquid concealer to any imperfections that weren’t concealed by the primer.

Step 8 – Using a wide fluffy powder brush, apply an iridescent loose powder such as MAC Skinfinish Natural over the entire face with the exception of the eyes.

Step 9 – Using an angle blush brush or the wide fluffy powder brush, apply bronzer just below the cheekbones, along the hairline and chin. Be sure to initially apply lightly and gradually increase the amount of product.

Step 10 – Using the same wide fluffy powder brush, apply a shimmer powder such as Estee Lauder Signature 5-Tone Shimmer powder to the cheekbones, apples of the cheeks and bridge of the nose. Be sure not to go to heavy with shimmer powder to prevent the disco ball look!

Step 11 – Line the lips with a neutral color lipliner such as MAC Cork lip liner. Next, apply a neutral color lipstick such as Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Flawless. If you are a gloss kind-of-girl, add MAC C-Thru Lipglass to finish off the look.

Step 12 – Apply two coats of a lengthening black mascara such as Maybelline Great Lash to the lashes.

These steps will leave you fabulously chic and ready to put your fresh face forward. To showcase the face and keep cool place hair in a sleek pony, bun or French braid. These hairstyles go great with this make up look.

1 comment:

Jewel and George said...

Gabrielle' look is effortless and flawless. Its beautiful and def a great look for any day and occasion. Thanks!!!!