Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Juicy Corals

We just can't get enough of coral makeup, it really livens up any complexion and looks extra flattering with fresh dewy skin.
We asked our friend, Makeup Artist, Alex Puck, for his picks of a great coral makeup look this Spring/Summer:

Alex Puck:
For skin, after cleansing and moisturizing, use Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, the best primer money can buy, excellent for setting foundations and such. Next apply your foundation, my foundation of choice that I like to use on clients is Stila One Step Makeup, or for very sheer coverage Laura Mercier Mineral Finishing Powder.

For eyes, liner and mascara would do just fine, we want to keep it very simple and very wearable for all skin shades. Use Shiseido Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Brown to line the top lash line from the outer edge to two thirds in where the eyelashes stop and smudge with an eyeliner brush, also apply on the bottom lash line all the way through. Use Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara to finish off the eyes.

Now here's the fun part when it comes to corals: cheeks and lips! For cheeks, use Nars Blush in Gilda, apply to the apples of the cheek, where you would naturally blush. Many people make the mistake of taking it all the way up to the temples thinking it will make their cheekbones pop, but reality peeps- it doesn't! Instead use a highlighter like Nars Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross for fair skins, and The Multiple in Copacabana for darker skins from the temples down the cheek bone. For some extra sparkle, dust Bobbi Brown's Nectar Shimmer Brick over the apples of the cheeks and upwards slightly. It's very important to use highlighters and blushes lightly, blending and building as needed.

For the lips apply Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Peach Passion, and top with Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss Golden Pink lipgloss. Although it looks like a very high pigment pink, it comes on as a sheer sparkly coral with dazzling gold specks, very glamorous.

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