Begin with a blank prepped canvas, freshly washed face with skincare applied. If you use lotion, your makeup will turn out much better.
1. Prime the skin with your favorite primer. Mine is Paula’s Choice RESIST Ultra light super antioxidant concentrate serum, silicon-free! Because I believe your primer should have skincare benefits and be chock-full of vitamins. Also, this serum is a fantastic eye cream, brightening and smoothing the area around your eyes.
2. Use a tinted moisturizer to even out skin tone but keep a fresh and sheer look to the skin. You can cover up imperfection later.
3. Because I used a TM, I can now apply my foundation only as needed, keeping the skin fresh and sheer. I used Paula’s Choice Best Face Forward, good for oily skin, and applied only to blemished or scarred areas.
If you are going to use powder products instead of cream, use a LIGHT dusting of pressed or loose powder. There are many wonderful options to choose from.
With my Real Techniques Contour Brush, I applied Tarte’s Amazonian Clay pink blush to the apples of the cheeks, not my favorite way to apply blush but it matches the picture.
With my Real Techniques Kabuki brush (open), I applied bronzer to the temples, cheek contour, and jawline.
I used my finger to apply the medium purple shadow (pictures of palette below), to the whole base of my eyelid, just onto my crease and below.
Apply the same purple all along the lower lashline with a Real Techniques smudge brush.
Apply a dark brown or plum colored eyeliner pencil to the waterline.
For the perfect shade of pink, apply Sonia Kashuk’s Ultra Luxe Prettiest Pink to the lips.
Apply lots of coats of mascara for Rachel’s long eyelashes! (A good non-irritating one is Tarte Gifted). And there you have the finished look.