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By: Kristen Thérèse Leonard
Posted: July 30, 2012, from the August 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Step 13. Apply a finishing powder in matte bronze with a brush to contour the cheeks. Ask your client to suck in her cheeks to see the natural contour of the cheekbones, and brush up along this contour to give definition to the face.
Step 14: Apply a baked blush with a blush brush along the apples of the cheeks, sweeping the color upward toward the temples to create a lift.
Step 15: Apply a long-lasting lip liner in a shade that is one to two shades deeper than the client’s natural lip color and in a hue that is slightly warm. Avoid using lip color with blue undertones, because they can make lips appear dull. Line and fill the entire lip to help lip color last longer.
Step 16: Finish by adding a lightweight lipstick with a lip brush in the desired shade.
Kristen Thérèse Leonard is a makeup artist and marketing manager for Your Name Professional Brands, and is well-known as the go-to makeup artist for brides in the New York area. She created a flourishing, independent business, working with brides, celebrity clients and on-site at top fashion magazines.