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Sometimes makeovers don’t have to mean an overly made-up face with application techniques only the professionals can replicate. Or at least that was true when I recently had the chance to have a full makeover along with some of my equally beauty-savvy girlfriends. Makeup artist and aesthetician Rachael Haley (314-749-9237, firstname.lastname@example.org) applied our makeup, and unlike some makeovers, Rachael was sure to teach us all of her little tricks and even gave us a detailed how-to. Here is a quick guide to Rachael’s fun and easy makeup application and tips as well as the makeup used in my makeover.
Brand: Glo Minerals
Pick a shade that perfectly matches your skin tone. Here, Rachael used a liquid foundation, Natural/Fair Satin II and applied it with a synthetic brush using up and down strokes for a more natural look.
Be sure to choose a color that is two shades lighter than your skin tone. Peach tones work best as concealers to color correct and brighten around the eye. Apply your concealer in an upside down triangle. Be sure to cover everywhere from the inner corner of your eye, side of your nose and underneath the entirety of your eye. Tap, don’t swipe concealer under your eye. Rachael used Beige Under Eye Concealer as well as a facial concealer/lid primer in golden camouflage.
For those of you with thin, blond, or not-so-perfect brows, using an eye pencil is a great way to darken your brows and frame your face. Rachael used a taupe brow pencil to better match my fair complexion and still create a slightly more dramatic look.
Prime Lids from the brow to the lash line. Highlight underneath the brow line in a warm neutral toned eye shadow. Rachael used Diamond eye shadow, a great color for all skin types. Apply desired eye shadow.
For a more dramatic, smokey effect, draw a sideways V on the outer corner of the eye with a dark shadow. Tilt your head back to get a better view of your eye shape and to better apply your eye shadow. Apply your shadow and liner heavy, soften with a Q-tip.