Posts Tagged ‘lift’

THE LASH LIFT

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Of course you can lift your lashes with a pinch of a curler. But did you know you can do it by switching to a thicker mascara and pressing it upwards at the roots at the critical moment when the formula is drying? It just happens to be one of my favorite things to do in this world as a giant makeup geek freak! And here’s how you can too:

TOOLS:

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STEPS: 

  1. Apply a couple coats of mascara by sweeping and wiggling it through the lashes as you normally would.
  2. Now switch to the thicker formula and press it upward at the base of the lashes (the roots), starting at the outside corners where you really need it.
  3. Then continue moving the wand along the base of the lashes and repeatedly pressing upward.

If you really want to amp them up, you can pinch them with a lash curler before your first coats of mascara. I don’t bother but combining both techniques will curl and lift them. Or you can leave them with the regular application and not lift them. Makeup is all subjective to your taste and what resonates with you!

DRAPING

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Draping is the new way to blush! Most of us associate draping with fabrics and fashion. But leave it to Marc Jacobs to apply it to makeup and faces! I’ve never thought of it like that before, but blush can be veiled over the face in different techniques to create different looks. How cheeky! Marc’s friend Way Bandy (the first ever celebrity makeup artist) made the concept of a “color glow” popular, and this inspired Marc to create his new 24-hour Air Blush Soft Glow Duo! Its air powder pigments seamlessly become one with the complexion, and the two shades merge fluidly in the palette for endless color combinations. Way said “color is a vital element in brightening and contouring… whereas light seems to project bones and dark seems to recede them, colors in the red range do something else. Not only does color give accent to the area where it is placed but it also seems to round out, give curve and softness to the skin and bones where it is applied.” I would totally agree because as much as I love it when I contour and highlight myself and my clients, the face doesn’t really come to life until I add blush.

We’re super excited because we’ve teamed up with Marc Jacobs Beauty to bring you four looks using the new Air Blush Soft Glow Duos through an exclusive Pinterest board dedicated to draping and this one-of-a-kind blush! Because face draping is a new concept, we’ll walk through it together over the next few weeks with inspiration, face charts and tutorials. So be sure to follow the board and check back daily so you can master it too! And remember, for all of the four different looks, you can use any of the five dance-floor-inspired shades because they’re foolproof and infused with air to drape your cheeks in color. Also note that I didn’t use any bronzing powder or highlighting powder in the looks. I only used the blushes to contour, highlight, flush, volumize, sculpt and/or lift.

Let’s start with the Balancing Glow! Use this technique when you want to balance out a bold look (like a smoky eye or wine-stained lip) or in this case, balance and soften your features with a veil of radiance. I chose the Lush & Libido shade because it’s very sweet and feminine but you can use whichever one you gravitate towards that complements your skin tone.

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Such a soft way to drape your face in color! For the nights you want to really define your cheekbones, switch to the Sculpting Glow! This technique hollows out the cheeks with the deeper shade then adds a halo effect to draw light and attention to them with the lighter shade. I used the Flesh & Fantasy Palette because it’s the perfect amount of warmth and glow.

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This partnership was kindly brought to you by Marc Jacobs Beauty.

I can’t wait to show you the Volumizing Glow and Lifting Glow tutorials too! Keep your eyes out for them and more on our exclusive Pinterest board here.

LIFT AND LIGHT

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I love this trick because it accomplishes three beautiful things. First, the highlight above the brow creates the illusion that the brow is slightly raised. Second, the highlight below the brow creates the illusion that the lid is slightly raised. So both areas look “lifted”. And third, both actions draw attention to the brows, lighting them up with a halo effect. Genius! It’s subtle, as it should be, but worth taking a few seconds to do. Here’s how:

TOOLS:

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STEPS:

  1. After applying foundation all over your face, start just above the brow and sweep the brush from the distance of the beginning of the brow to the arch of the brow.
  2. Continue from above the arch of the brow to the end of the tail.
  3. Blend with your finger or a Beauty Blender.
  4. Do the same thing just underneath the brow, starting at the beginning of the brow to the end of the tail.
  5. Again, blend it in by tapping with your finger or a sponge.

For inquiring minds, Charlene is wearing BareMinerals Moxie Lipstick in Go the Distance and this Marc Jacobs #7 Style Eye-Con Eyeshadow Palette.

RAISING EYEBROWS PART III

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

This is another handy trick from years of doing red carpet makeup that’s undetectable at first glance but helps to create the illusion of an eye lift. Typically we raise the brows by highlighting the brow bone underneath (revisit my Brow Lift Tutorial) or by filling in the brow with the concentration on the arch (revisit my High Brow Tutorial as well!). But no one thinks to highlight just above the arch! Why would we do that? We have to go back to Art Class 101 to the theories behind shadows and light. If you’re painting on a flat canvas, you need to add dimension with dark shades to push a feature back (away) and light shades to pull a feature forward. If you highlight just above the arch of the brow, it creates the illusion that the arch is raised, therefore making the whole eye area look lifted. It’s subtle but quick and easy and we’ll take all the help we can get! Here’s how: (more…)