LA-based makeup artist and Beauty Collection curator, Renee Loiz, has this simple-yet-stunning makeup look that has just the right amount of sparkle.
Step 1: Says Renee, "To cleanse and prep the skin, I started with Glycelene Cucumber Cleansing Water. Next, I sprayed skin with Caudalie Beauty Elixer to hydrate and immediately followed with Kate Somerville Age Arrest Eye Cream and Glyceline Beauty Serum to plump the skin. Caudalie Vinosource was used to lightly moisturize the skin. Lastly, ModelCo Face Base was used to prime the skin and Glyceline Beauty Ointment for the lips. For foundation, Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation #123 was used just around the T-zone area and then blended out. Bobbi Brown Beige Concealer was used under the eyes, around the nose and the corners of the mouth."
Step 2: "For the natural look, I prepped the eyelids with Gabrielle Eye Primer in Neutral. The peach color in the Lorac Alter Ego Eye Shadow Palette Dream Girl was used on the eyelid and the golden color was used in the center of the lid to open the eye up."
Step 3: "I used the lighter brown color in the Lorac Alter Ego Eye Shadow Palette Dream Girl and did a soft cut crease to open up the eyes," says Renee. "The dark brown color in the palette was used for lining the eyes, top and bottom. The eyebrows were filled in with Kevyn Aucoin Brunette Precision Brow Pencil."
Step 4: "I curled the lashes with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and followed with Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme to lengthen and thicken the lashes. I mixed the two colors of Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze and Glow and dusted on forehead, cheekbones and chin to give a bronzy glow. Smashbox LA Lights Blendable Cheek Color in Beverly Hills Blush was used on the apples of the cheeks. For the lips I used Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color Mauve and blended the color out with a brush. MUFE HD powder was lightly used to set the makeup."
Step 5: "For the dramatic look, I used Smashbox Photo Angle Pure Pigment Gel Liner Sapphire to line the bottoms of the eyes and used Votre Vu Marine Eyeliner in the water line," says Renee. "I topped the gel liner with the teal eyeshadow in the Lorac Alter Ego Eye Shadow Palette Dream Girl."
Step 6: "Next I put Gorgeous Glitz Fix on the teal eyeshadow and topped it with Ben Nye Sparklers MD-5 Royal Blue and in the inner corners of the eye I used Gorgeous Cosmetics Colour Flash Oscar," says Renee. "The champagne color in the Lorac Alter Ego Eye Shadow Palette Dream Girl was used on the brow bone, inner corners of eye, and the bridge of nose. Lastly, I used Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Mandarin for the lips."
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[Images courtesy of YCC Agency]