Face: make sure your foundation matches (your neck) correctly. I have to adjust my color sometimes because I may be tanner or paler (too dark and it can look muddy; too light and you will look ashy or tired) but matching is the first most important step in having a clean, fresh canvas.
Cheeks: bronzer to contour a bit and a bright pink blush! When I do a natural look I like putting more emphasis on my cheeks for a youthful, glowy look. Try a bright shade and apply, brushing up towards your upper cheekbones.
Brows: you want them to look groomed but not “done.” For a natural look, go for a brow color only a few shades darker than your skintone. I use a light taupe color.
Eyes: I apply a white shimmery eyeshadow on the inner corners of my eyes. Not just on the inner undereye but on the whole inner eye, to bring the light toward the center of your face.
Lips: lipbalm if you want some color, rub some lipstick on your finger and pat on your lips.
This is a great spring look! I think green looks great on just about anyone.
Starting with a fresh, soft matte canvas is important. I used YSL Teint Radiance #7. On the cheeks I applied a shimmery light pinky peach (Smashbox “Chiffon”) on the upper cheekbones and a matte peach (Shu Uemura Peach 47) on the apples.
The eye palette is from Tony & Tina and basically has a shimmery lime green and a shimmery dark black-green.
Also used: MAC Refined Golden bronzer, Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer, L’Oreal Voluminous, lashes, NARS glitter pencil Area, Shu Uemura lipstick BG 907.
Strip the face: Brows
Photo by Michael Yates.
For this dramatic, high fashion look I sheered out her foundation with a moisturizer (to let her lovely freckles show through!), blocked out her brows and used a matte black eyeshadow.
When you’re using that much eyeshadow, it can get messy. Put moisturizer underneath the eyes and wipe it away after you’re finished. It’ll grab the fall-out and hydrate the undereye with moisture.
A few products I recommend: NARS Sheer Glow foundation, Khiel’s Ultra Face Moisturizer, L’Oreal Voluminous mascara, Make Up For Ever eyeshadow.
Hair & Makeup by me. Photo by Sade Williams
Pale skin with lightly enhanced eyes and a bright pop of dramatic color on the lips is such a fun look.
To get this look: I used Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in shade #1, Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Dunes on her lids and lined with Stila Kajal Liner in Onyx. For her lipcolor you can use Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick in 7 Le Fuschia to get a similar look.
One of my favorite eras is the 60′s. The lashes, fun eye makeup and matte skin. I made my look more modern by adding pink lips and highlighted skin.
I created this look with one eyeshadow (MAC “Carbon”, a matte black) and a pointed eyeshadow brush. I highlighted underneath my eyes, browbone, cheekbones, chin, down my nose and above the lip (Smashbox Softlights “Smashing Halo”). Bright pink lips (NYX Lipliner “Pinky”, MAC Lipstick “Lovelorn”) and of course, lashes on top and bottom!
Also used: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6.5, MAC Blush Emote, L’Oreal True Match Powder C7, NARS Blush Desire
Green eyes and peachy cheeks
Strip the face: Brows