This instructional makeover and “Bright Eyes”, both from Donna Mee, correctional makeup artist, features two different ways to show clients how to apply spring colors and trends.
Step 1: Following skin prep, use a synthetic bristle brush to apply a primer.
Step 2: For a radiant finish, mix one part shimmer luminizer with three to four parts of semi-matte or natural-finish foundation. Use concealer, if needed.
Step 3: Apply a Nectarine shade cream blush with a flat end, fiber optic or synthetic bristle brush using a stipple-type tapping motion.
Step 4: Set the foundation and lessen any T-zone shine with a light layer of loose face powder.
Step 5: Prime the eyelids using a favorite eye primer.
Step 6: Apply a matte eye shadow that matches the skin tone from the lash line to the brow bone.
Step 7: Lightly define the crease of the eye socket with a light brown, matte eye shadow.
Step 8: With a fine-tip eyeliner brush, apply a gel liner in Monaco Blue. Draw a continuous line starting very thin from the inner corner and flaring the line upward at the outer corners.
Step 9: Curl the lashes, and apply black mascara to both top and bottom lashes. For additional drama, add false eyelashes.
Step 10: To finish the look, use neutral lipstick or gloss.