Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nadine Valasquez

I love this makeup look for a night out, it's just pure glama! Here's the how to from makeup artist Troy Jenson:


I started by prepping Nadine’s skin with a moisturizer and concealer. I then evened out her complexion with a liquid foundation and applied a bronzing spray and powder. Then I applied a powder blush to the apples of her cheeks and a touch of shimmer to the tops of her cheekbones, center of the nose, and into the neck. You can use a powder spray, bronzer or whatever finishing products you like. Use all or just one to set the look for a flawless finish.


Groom and define brows with powder shadow and brow pencil. Set with a brow gel. Line the entire eye with black eye pencil, moving slightly wider on the outer edges of the eye. Apply dark cream shadow as a base on your entire eyelid, blending around to the bottom of the eye underneath the bottom lash line to create a dark smokey eye. Lightly dampen a fluffy eye shadow blending brush with water. Use the damp brush to pick up the loose pigment shadow, blending a bit on the back of your hand to create a wash of color. Then apply it right over your dark cream shadow base, softly blending the color around the edges. Then, add a lighter shadow to the inside corner of eye near the tear duct and a touch under the brow bone. This should be a paler shade of the focal color you are using, just stay in the same color family. I used a pale blue on Nadine, enhanced with a shimmery silver. Curl and coat lashes with black mascara and add a faux strip lash for added drama. To achieve Nadine’s look, it is important to use subtle glitter for a dazzling not Showgirl effect. Using the fluffy brush that you used for pigment shadow, re-dip in water and pick up a touch of glitter. Dab on your hand or a tissue to blot, and carefully wash over the center of the eyelid in one glittery stroke. You can also add a touch to the inside corner of the eye. For this look I like glitter to be barely there - blue with just some sparkle to it. You can always add more.


Define lip with nude lipliner. Apply lipstick and top with a shimmery peach gloss. For you girls with thinner lips, a good trick is to apply gloss to the center of the lip for a fuller, sexy pout.


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