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Get The Look: Smokey Eye and a Teased Pony

By Andrea Claire · September 20, 2010 · 0 Comments ·


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. :)


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!

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posted by

Trying to do my best Rupaul/ Miss Jay voice, FIERCE HONEY !!!!

Thanks for the product recs and the tutorial :)

posted by

Thank you for the tutorial! Sage looks great. :) I love me some FACE atelier foundation too. I can't use anything else after I've tried it.

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Norah1 and GlitterGeek:

Thanks for your comments!

Pleasantly surprised to find this posted on BellaSugar.com! Thanks Bella!

Andrea Claire

posted by Ivy Lam

wow! and the model is really pretty too :) wink wink

posted by

Thanks Ms Lam!



The smokey eye enhances her eyes. Love her looks and she's pretty too!

posted by Anonymous

Your daughter is so beautiful!

posted by

Thanks Anon!



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