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Get The Look: Smokey Eye and a Teased Pony

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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. :)

GET THE LOOK:

After applying skincare, I placed Shadow Shields under her eyes which catches all the falling shadow.

Eyes

 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.

Skin

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!)

 HAIR

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!

 

 

posted by
9/20/10

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

Thanks for the product recs and the tutorial :)


posted by
9/22/10

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.


posted by
9/22/10

Norah1 and GlitterGeek:

Thanks for your comments!

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

xo
Andrea Claire


posted by Ivy Lam
9/22/10

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


posted by
9/22/10

Thanks Ms Lam!

xo
Andrea


1/07/11

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


posted by Anonymous
5/06/11

Your daughter is so beautiful!


posted by
5/07/11

Thanks Anon!

:)

Andrea


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