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August 11th, 2009

Get the Pink Lady look!

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Skin. Eyes. Lips. Pink Lady!
For step-by-step instructions on how to recreate it, watch the video tutorial and follow the steps below:

It’s all about the pink pout.

Makeup artist tip!

Before you begin applying makeup, always tweeze any stray eyebrow hairs first.

Skin

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1. For a natural-looking complexion, select a sheer foundation(a) and apply it with a foundation brush(b). Blend outward and downward from the center of the face and use your fingertips where needed (i.e. near the hairline and on areas that require a fuller, more built-up coverage).

2. Conceal the eyelids, dark under-eye circles, redness and spots. Apply concealer(c) to the necessary areas with a brush(d); then, for a natural finish, blend by “patting” it into the skin with the pad of your finger.

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Shade secrets!

The aim, when concealing beneath the eye, is to banish the cool (blue) tones in the skin so this area merges seamlessly with the rest of the complexion. A warm (pink) based concealer usually works best to accomplish this, whereas a shade closely matching your foundation should be used on the rest of the face. Achieving a perfect color match sometimes means mixing a pink- and yellow-based concealer together.

Eyes

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3. Choose a metallic, beige-colored eyeshadow(e) and, using an eyeshadow blending brush(f), apply it to the eyelid. Starting at the top lashline and then moving upward to the crease, blend back and forth, following the natural contour of the eye. Begin with a small amount of shadow on the brush and slowly add more until the desired effect is achieved.

Makeup artist tip!

To strengthen the sheen of a metallic eyeshadow, use a concealer with a satin finish on the eyelid prior to application. If your eyelids are oily, choose endurance over added shine, and opt for a longer-lasting matte base.

Makeup artist tip!

Can’t find the right color? Make it. I wanted a muted shade for this look, so I blended two metallic eyeshadows (white and beige) together. Beige tones work particularly well on white skins and make blue eyes pop!

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4. Curl the eyelashes with an eyelash curler(g) and apply two coats of black mascara(h). Take a freshly-dipped wand and work from the outside of the eye inward. This way, the longer lashes at the outer corner of the eye are covered first—when the most mascara is available on the brush. Wriggle the wand through the lashes from base to tip for optimal fullness and length.

5. For a groomed browline, brush the brows upward and fix in place with gel(i).

Lips

6. Using a lip brush (or similar; I usually prefer something a little larger like a slightly tapered concealer brush(j)), paint a pretty shade of pink on your pout(k,l).

Makeup artist tip!

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Choose a natural color for fuller-looking lips or make a statement with a stronger shade; it’s your pick! Have you hunted high and low for the perfect pink lipstick? No luck? DIY! I mixed two lippies to make “Pink Lady”. First, I applied a veil of pale pink to the lips(k); then, to give the pout more punch, I added a brighter pink(l) on top. Gradually working dark shades over light not only builds intensity, but is a great way to achieve a flawless, strong lip without having to use a lipliner.

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Face

7. To set the look, take some loose powder(m) on a large powder brush(n) and dust it over the face, paying particular attention to the T-zone (across the forehead, down the nose and on the chin).

Cheeks

8. Finally, pinken the cheeks. Using a large powder brush(n), sweep blush(o) onto the cheekbone and blend with short, up-and-down strokes.

Shopping List!

(a)Foundation: MAC Face and Body, (b)Foundation brush: Les Pinceaux De Chanel Foundation Brush 6, (c)Concealer: MAC Studio Finish, (d)Concealer brush: Shu Uemura Eye Brush Synthetic 10, (e)Eyeshadow: White and Beige from Dior 5 Couleur Iridescent Eyeshadow, Parisian Lights 559, (f)Eyeshadow brush: MAC Tapered Blending Brush 224, (g)Eyelash curler by Shu Uemura, (h)Mascara: Lancôme Virtuôse, Black, (i)Brow gel: Clarins Double Fix Mascara, (j)Lip brush: MAC Concealer Brush 194, (k)Lipstick: Dior Addict High Shine, Nude Silhouette 214, (l)Lipstick: Rouge Dior, Star Fuchsia 766, (m)Loose powder: Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte, Colorless, (n)Powder brush: MAC Large Powder Brush 134, (o)Blush: Shu Uemura Glow On Blush, P Wine 25.

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2 Responses to “Love pretty makeup?”

  1. Love the makeup tips! Sweet stuff.

  2. Little Miss Makeup says:

    Thanks! Plenty more to come :).

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