This is Sage. Sage was going out to a schwanky birthday party and begged for a little help. (She had to beg as she can't afford my rates. Kidding. She's my daughter/model/aspiring singer - you may recognize her from her Nutella ads from 5 years ago that keeps running and running!)
I did a little 'twitpic' of this gorgeous daughter of mine and WOW! The response I had. Yes, thank you; she cleans up well. :)
GET THE LOOK:
After applying skincare, I placed Shadow Shields under her eyes which catches all the falling shadow.
Lids: using a sponge-tip applicator, base with MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Blackground
Crease: staring straight into the mirror using the tip of a tapered contour brush for eyes, sweep a black shadow onto the crease. I used FACEatelier's Carbon eye shadow. TIP: Don't add a lot of pigment to your brush and keep the sweeping action going with a gentle hand as it will blend nicely!
Liner: I lined on top of the shadow with Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink. Apply with a bent liner brush. It's best not to close your eyes so you can get right at your lashline as well as to see the angle for a little winging action on your line.
Inner Corner: on the tearduct area apply a reflective white/silver shadow using a pencil-tip brush which gives a precise application with easy blendibility. I used YABY Cosmetics PP080
LITTLE KNOWN MAKEUP BRUSH TIP: If you hold your brush close to the tip, your application will be more heavy-handed than if you hold closer to the middle of the brush. Holding even further to the end of your brush you get a light-handed, better blended application; great for blush and bronzers too!
Finish your eye with your favourite mascara.
Foundation: none other than FACEatelier's Ultra Foundation in #1.
Cheeks: A layered combo of FACEatelier's Peach Glaze blush and Jemma Kidd's All Over Dewy Glow in Iced Gold.
Decolletage: I dusted Sage's collar bones and shoulders with MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in Shrimpagne. I believe this colour is no longer available as it was a special edition BUT these Mineralize Skinfinishes are quite nice, reflective in nature. (reflective products are very flattering on everyone!)
I brushed Sage's hair straight back to just below her crown. Then, I back-brushed the snot out of it. I LOVE the Sephora Smoothing Hair Brush! It's great for combouts, detangling and.... for back-brushing the snot out of hair!
*I have many times over my career held a Mason Pearson brush, never buying it as I couldn't stomach $200 on a hair brush - especially after someone walked off with my $800 Kasho haircutting scissors, that I think I will NEVER get over. This Sephora brush is a whooping $48 US and WELL WORTH IT!
I then sprayed Sage's teased-out ponytail with a combo of Moroccanoil Hairspray and Joico's Humidity Blocker. The hairspray gets many compliments from models and celebs that I work on - the big plus? Scent! No one likes stinky hairspray; it smells nice AND has a great hold! Humidity blockers are just an added bonus to help keep high-hair volumized in humid weather.
OH! Here's Sage in her Nutella ad! Gotta LOVE YouTube!<p style="text-align: left;"> <object data="http://www.youtube.com/v/3CqU7gQNTog" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425"><param name="data" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/3CqU7gQNTog" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/3CqU7gQNTog" /></object>