Begin with the skin.
Longer nights and more sleep sometimes translates into waking up with puffy eyes. My go to product to reduce puffiness - Klorane Smoothing and relaxing eye patches. I apply first thing in the morning while my model is having her first cup of coffee 15 min works wonders.
Seasonal transitions sometime leave skin feeling a little sensitive because of that I use Babor skin care for sensitive skin. Models are especially appreciative because their skin takes more abuse than most between frequent air travel and constant makeup applications.
Perfecting the skin means knowing that less is often more. Sometimes concealer is all you need. For Raina I kept is simple with MAC pro long wear concealer to lightly brighten under the eyes.
Rather than contouring, I prefer highlighting or strobing with Smashbox LA lights in Pearl. This chubby easy to blend crayon accents cheekbones and gives the skin a natural illumination.
It’s easy to create a realistic just-in-from-the-cold blush while keeping the skin moist, I did it with Sonia Kashuk’s Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm in Enchanted (the plus is that it can be used as a tinted balm on the lips as well).
Full groomed brows are a compliment to any make up application. Add a great mascara that builds volume and adds rich color like Diorshow and eye shadows can be kept to a minimum. Simply sweep the lid with a hint of Makeup for Ever Aqua Cream shadow in Pink Beige to give eyes a soft hint of color.
To finish the face I used Nars Matte lip pencil as a stain over lightly moisturized lips, which I blotted for longer wear. To create a lip stain with any lip stick first ensure the lips are moisturize, remove any excess. Apply color to the center of the mouth and use a lip brush (or you finger) to spread the color and create a soft stain with no hard edges.
The perfect frame for Raina’s makeup is a soft halo of undulating waves. I prepared her hair with Ahnesti Hair and scalp refresher and a little blow drying at the roots to add volume. I used Redken Hot Sets 22 Thermal Setting Mist and a curling iron to created the movement in her hair. Once cool I lightlybrushed through the hair.
The look innocently sensual and easy to create.
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