Ms Photogenic - Kyra looked stunning in so many photos that I obviously had a hard time picking images to use.
I had a call-out on my Facebook page looking for a glam makeover volunteer [and thank you as I had many!] - Singapore-based photographer - Kyra Ann was happy to oblige.
Known for my love for Dermalogica you can bet that that was part of my first step.
Kyra's base includes:
- Oil-Free Matte, Skinperfect Primer, Sheer Tint in Light & Dark all Dermalogica
- Savoir Faire Concealer (that I am just trying out - review later)
- SkinFood Peach Sake powder only in the t-zone
Yes- I used those lashes too but they were applied later.
My NARS Danmari All About Cheeks palette is well-loved.
NARS Pro-prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base a primer that grips shadows from lash line to brow bone to avoid creasing and fading
NARS Nymphea on the lids [pictured above]
Urban Decay Snakebite in the crease which I applied slightly above Kyra's natural crease to create a more open shape
Bobbi Brown Gel Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet smudged on the upper lash line
Ben Nye Cork from the Essential Eye Shadow palette under the lower lashes
Ardell Cluster Lashes - just a few in the middle of the upper lashes
Rimmel Scandeleyes Mascara
I set Krya's hair using Remington's travel rollers from Target - they're ceramic, cheap, dual voltage and fab! The goal here is not aiming for curl but just added body, shine and a bend to the hair to work with - make sure the ends smooth around the roller avoiding fishhooks.
Barbie? Is that you??
*Tip - Set hair in rollers as you do your makeup -this gives the hair time to cool for a longer-lasting shape. If the hair has not cooled down leave the rollers in until it does.
Brush the hair straight and slightly upwards. Gather as if to put it into a ponytail - grip hair at the base with one hand and twist the tail with the other hand until it twists in your hand creating a seam - pin along the seam with 'X' to lock your pins.
*Tip - clean up all the fly-a-ways at the hairline if they bother you with a toothbrush and hair wax
Back brush the ends of the hair - I used my fabulous Mason Pearson brush. Why back brushing vs back combing? Back brushing creates a fuller build up of hair.
Gently brush the top layer of the hair back, over the lovely nest you just made and pin at the back.
[who else thinks 'If I had a photograph of you... ' here?
Kyra never wears a red lip so I wanted to show her how much a makeup can change with just an alternate lip colour.
With Givenchy #5 Rouge lip liner and NARS Jungle Red lipstick
FACEatelier's Cameo lip pencil and MAC Cosmetics classic Twig lipstick
*aside from the on-camera flash and my Glamcor Lights Kit there is nothing fancy going on here besides Kyra, hair and makeup products. I have no Photoshop - nor would I know how to use it.
Now you are set to strut your stuff down the Red Carpet, the aisle or at a fancy gala.
My latest hairspray love? O&M Original Queenie - that 'do is going nowhere in a convertible on the Autobahn
Red lips are stunning but also high maintenance - don't forget to check your teeth!
I show you more red lip tips here on Yahoo's Glam Up!
*See more of my makeovers here.