Get the Look with mark. : Tyra Banks in ITALIAN VOGUE



The first time I saw this image of Tyra, I gasped.  I loved the theatricality of it, and the easy grace that she conveys.  It's just one of those images that feels instantly iconic.  We had our model, Bijon, for a different image to recreate, but while we were shooting the picture of Tyra just popped into my head, and we just had to shoot it.


I love the drama in this picture.  It's so simple, but so effective.  It's just about her face.  That's it.  The eye, the light brow, the erased mouth, they all work together in concert to make a striking, graphic image.  There is perfect harmony in this  picture. 

Please note:  I did not work on the original images in these posts, only the recreation (for full credits please see the bottom of the post).  These pictures are culled from my inspiration library.  They are go to images for me, pictures that make me want to grab my makeup brushes and start painting!
  


I really love the experience of using mark. cosmetics to recreate these looks.  It's like a reality show challenge to recreate the images in itself, and then to just use one brand is really, really fun.  I have a bag of makeup that weighs 60+ pounds, and to only use one small kit of one brand of makeup is a wonderful experience.  It hones skills and makes you think outside the box.  And it makes me think I should drastically edit my kit.  But that's another project entirely.

After prepping Bijon's skin, I applied Got the Goods Multibenefit Foundation Lotion in Medium #8 all over the skin, and blended it with a damp sponge to sheer it out where needed, and used a touch of Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer in Medium/Dark under the eyes.  Then I took a foundation brush and swept a little Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Deep #13 down the hollow of the cheek, from the middle of the ear in toward the outer edges of the mouth, for contour.  Then I blended, blended, blended until it looked like a natural shadow from the cheekbone.  I popped a bit of the Touch & Glow Warm Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette along the tops of the cheekbones and ran a touch down the bridge of the nose to catch the light a bit.  To give the look a velvet finish I dusted Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation in Medium #8 on the forehead, chin and jawline.


Using a spooly I combed Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Light #4 through Bijon's brows to make them disappear.  (This is especially effective in black and white pictures.)  The eyes in the Tyra images are so striking and strong; the black is inky with glossy highlights on the lid and the shape is elongated dramatic.  First I used a brush to paint Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in "Entourage"all over the lid, into the inner corner of the eye and then feathering it up just above the crease and pulling it out past the outer corner of the eye.   Then I took a smaller brush and swept it under the lashes, pushing the liner deep into the lashes and into the waterline, and smudged it from the inner corner to well past the outer corner of the eye.  There is no pure black shadow in the mark. range so I used I-mark. Wet/Dry Shadow in Tabac, a deep matte brown to give it the depth and darkness it needed.  I swept the shadow over the lid, back and forth like a windshield wiper, blending the color and pushing it into the liner.  I followed the shape I created using the liner, just blending it and softening it with the shadow until the shape was where I wanted it.  Once the shape was right I popped a bit of Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Peek a-Boo onto the lids to make them glossy and to catch the light, and te gloss simultaneously darkened the shadow to a deep black/brown.

PRO TIP: Use a longwearing waterproof liner to line the inner rims (also known as the "waterline").  This will keep your liner from running and smudging.

After curling the lashes I added a strip of fake lashes.  In the original image, the lashes add so much to the drama of the look.  After adhering the strip I used a coat or two of Scanda-Lash Go To Mascara in Blackest Black to blend her natural lashes into the falsies.  For the lips, I patted on Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer in Light/Medium with a dusting of Set Things Right Loose Powder in Medium on top to take the shine off of the lips.

I hope you liked this post and I hope you learned something new, whether it was a new product or a new application technique.  Feel free to tweet me anytime at @fionastiles or comment on the post!




photographer: Andrew Stiles (www.andrewstiles.com)  /  model: Bijon (Vision Models)  /   hair: Jen Blanchard  


PRODUCTS:

FOUNDATION:
Got the Goods Multibenefit Foundation Lotion in Medium #8

CONCEALER:
Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer in Medium/Dark

HIGHLIGHTER:
Touch & Glow Warm Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette

POWDER:
Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation in Medium #8

CONTOUR:
Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Deep #13

BROWS:  
Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Light #4

EYES:
Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Entourage
I-mark. Wet/Dry Shadow in Tabac
Touch & Glow Warm Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette 
Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Peek a-Boo 

MASCARA:
Scanda-Lash Go To Mascara in Blackest Black

LIPS:
Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer in Light/Medium with a dusting of Set Things Right Loose Powder in Medium on top



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ITALIAN VOGUE CREDITS:

Photographer: Steven Meisel
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido Paulu

Get the Look: Jennifer Garner at the Dallas Buyers Club Premiere in Los Angeles


hair: Jenny Cho  /  stylist: Rachel Zoe

Sometimes I have to pinch myself.  I work with some of the most beautiful women in the world, women who are truly beautiful, inside and out.  I know Hollywood can produce some "difficult" people, but I (thank god) have never crossed their paths.  The women I work with are kind, funny, generous in spirit and heart, remarkably grounded and a true joy to be around.  There is no greater example of this than Jennifer Garner....she is so warm and funny and drop dead gorgeous.  I love to be around her and I love having the honor of doing her makeup.

For the Dallas Buyers Club premiere in Los Angeles,  Jennifer wore a deep navy Vionnet dress and wanted to keep the makeup a little "sporty".  The hair stylist, Jenny Cho, gave her full, soft hair with effortless waves so I went fairly light handed with the makeup.  Just a soft brown eye and a pretty cool pink lip, with a nice pink flush to the cheek.  Sometimes there's room on the red carpet for a full on look, and other times it's just about letting the person's natural beauty shine through.  I am partial to letting the woman make the statement, not the makeup.  When you work with such beautiful women, why overdo it?  

All products by Neutrogena

Foundation:
Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup in "Fresh Beige"

Concealer:
Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfecter in "Light"

Powder:
Healthy Skin Pressed Powder in "Light to Medium"

Highlighter:
Healthy Skin Blends in "Clean"

Blush:
Healthy Skin Blends in "Pure"

Eyeshadow:
Creaseproof Eyeshadow in "Constant Copper" and "Lasting Taupe"

Eyeliner:
Nourishing Eyeliner in "Cosmic Black" and "Spiced Chocolate"

Mascara:
Healthy Lengths in "Carbon Black"

Lips:
Moisture Lips in "Sweet Watermelon"


Jennifer Garner is the face of Neutrogena.

Get the Look : Elizabeth Banks at the Variety Power of Women Event


hair: Jenny Cho   /   stylist: Wendi & Nicole

I have lost count how many times I have done Elizabeth's makeup.  I think we're close to a hundred at this point.  It's wonderful to know a face so well and I am grateful that we've had so many years together to play with looks.

For the Variety Power of Women event, Elizabeth wore a lovely two piece red Dolce and Gabbana box cut top and skirt. Normally I shy away from a red lip with a red dress, but the fabric and the cut were so modern that I thought it would work nicely and would look very current. 

I used a semi-matte foundation on her skin, and added highlights where I wanted them.  This keeps the skin looking fresh, but not too shiny.  When I do a red lip, I pair it with bronzer versus a blush.  If you use a blush with a red lip, the color can be overwhelming on the face and it can look a bit juvenile.  The bronzer gives you a sculpted, polished look without competing with the lip.  

I love a brow on Elizabeth. Sometimes we go darker and stronger, but on this day I kept it a nice medium ash so it had shape but again, didn't compete with the lip.  For the eyes I used a bit of a contour powder, adding more into the socket and sweeping it under the lower lashes.  It gives the eyes a shape, but doesn't look like a lot of eye makeup.  Of course I used lots of lashes because I am obsessed with lashes.  I can't help it!  Just a little black liner at the lash line makes the lashes look thicker and fuller without looking "liner-y" and 2-3 coats of mascara on the top lashes open the eyes up nice and wide.  For the bottom lashes I used a touch of a burgundy mascara.  It pops the blue of her eyes and doesn't look heavy on the bottom.  I love using two different color mascaras; either a combo of black/brown, black/burgundy or black/navy.  It's very subtle, but makes a big difference.

Foundation:
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi HD Foundation #123

Highlighter:
mark. That's Brilliant Face and Eye Luiminzer

Powder:
mark. Set Things Right Loose Powder in "Medium"

Bronzer:
Jouer Matte Bronzer

Brows:
Anastasia Brow Wiz in "Medium Ash"

Eyeshadow:
Kevyn Aucoin "The Sculpting Powder"

Eyeliner:
Makeup Forever Aqua Creamliner in "Matte Black"

Mascara:
mark. Scanda-Lash Go To Mascara in "Blackest Black" (top)
YSL Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in "Casis Obscure" (bottom)

Lips:
mark. Make It Rich Lip Crayon in "Hot Sauce"



Get The Look with mark. : Taylor Swift on the Cover of VOGUE Magazine

This month I tackled this lovely Vogue cover with Taylor Swift.  We have all come to know her with a red lip and a flick of black liner, but she looks great in a heavy black lined eye, and she looks like a totally different person.  I feel like this is how every girl wants to look; effortlessly cool, but still chic without that "trying too hard" thing happening.  (Ok, maybe it's just how I want to look, but I can't deal with bangs and I have a two year old so who has time for getting black liner on before running out the door??)


The girl can take a mean picture.  She knows how to look good in front of the camera and her look can read as very modern, or late 60's boho chic, and lots of other looks in between.  Sometimes I actually have to do a double take because I think it's a model in the picture.  And I love that.  So often celebrities just look like the same version of themselves, which I get -- they aren't models, they're actors -- but it's nice to see a little variety with their looks and to have them trust the photographer, hair and makeup team to make them look amazing.

Please note:  I did not work on the original images in these posts, only the recreation (for full credits please see the bottom of the post).  These pictures are culled from my inspiration library.  They are go to images for me, pictures that make me want to grab my makeup brushes and start painting!
  



I loved this Vogue cover, and our gorgeous model, Amanda Mondale (represented by Wilhelmina models) was an excellent stand in for recreating Taylor's look.  Recreating this look is all about black liner, fresh beautiful skin and a lip that looks like your own lip color after a make out session.  

For the skin I used Got The Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation Lotion in Light #3.  When I find a foundation that I like, I tend to stick with it, and this foundation from mark. is great.  It gives a nice medium coverage, but I can still work it down so I can see freckles and beautiful skin.  I really didn't need to use much concealer on Amanda, just a touch around the edges of the nose and a little under the eyes.  (Her skin is beyond flawless.)  I also clearly have favorite tricks that I employ.... highlighter on the ridge of the nose an cheekbones is a must for me, eve if the rest of the face is matte.  It gives the face a little magic and life, a touch of radiance..... I do it on almost everyone because it's insanely flattering.  That's Brilliant Face & Eye Luminizer gives you that perfect soft glow that isn't too sparkly, it's just right.  After the luminizer I set the base with Set Things Right Loose Powder in Light before adding a little flush to the cheeks with the Just Blushing Powder Blush in Kitten.  I prefer loose powder to pressed powder because you can get a lighter application with it.  And also it doesn't smash into a million pieces in you kit (it really really really bums me out when that happens) which is nice.



Amanda has great brows, she didn't need much.  I used a small angled brush to dust in a little matte brown shadow just to make them look a touch more finished.  Not much, just a hint.  Then I brushed them into place and set them with a brow gel.  Using a soft domed brush I swept on a fine layer of I-mark. Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Minx from the lash line almost up to the brows.  Using the same domed brush I used a little of the I-mark. Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Tabac from the lid to the crease.  It was just the smallest amount, meant to give a bit of depth to the lid, but still enabling the sheen from the Minx color to shine through.  Then I took No Place To Run Longwear Liner in Jet Set and scribbled it into the lash line on top and the waterline on the bottom.  Using a small concealer brush I blended the liner down into the lower lashes.  The liner was really more focused in a V-shape at the outer corner of the eyes in the picture so if I had drawn the liner on under the lower lashes it would have been too heavy.

PRO TIP:  I almost never draw liner directly onto the eyes.  I usually draw some onto the back of my hand and then use a small concealer brush to push the liner into place where I want it.  I find I have more control over the product this way and I can manipulate it better than if I use it straight from the pencil.  


After I had the pencil liner in place, I went over it on the upper lid with Get In Line Hook Up Waterproof Liner in Painted Black which is a liquid liner.  This gives the black a deep inky feel which you just can't always get from a pencil.  It really hammers the point home, if you know what I mean.  I did three coats of Scanda-Lash Go To Mascara in Blackest Black on the top lashes and on the bottom.  Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Baby Luv gives that perfect "I'm not wearing lipstick, my lips are just naturally this enviable color" with just a hint of sexy sheen.  Love this color....

I hope you enjoyed this post and learned something new, whether it was a new product or a new application tip.  I love doing makeup, and I love sharing it with you!  Feel free to tweet me anytime at @fionastiles or comment on the post.  I will always get back to you....


photographer: Andrew Stiles (www.andrewstiles.com)  /  model: Amanda Mondale (wilhelmina models)  /   hair: Jen Blanchard  

PRODUCTS:

FOUNDATION:
Got The Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation Lotion in Light #3

CONCEALER:
Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer in Light

HIGHLIGHTER:
That's Brilliant Face & Eye Luminizer

POWDER:
Set Things Right Loose Powder in Light

BLUSH:
Just Blushing Powder Blush in Kitten

EYESHADOW:
I-mark. Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Minx & Tabac

EYELINER:
No Place To Run Longwear Liner in Jet Set
Get In Line Hook Up Waterproof Liner in Painted Black

MASCARA:
Scanda-Lash Go To Mascara in Blackest Black

BROWS:
I-mark. Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Tabac

LIPS:
Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Baby Luv

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VOGUE CREDITS:
photographer: Mario Testino
makeup: Gucci Westman
hair: Oribe

Get the Look : Alice Eve at Star Trek DVD Launch


Last spring I had the amazing opportunity to tour the world doing the Star Trek: Into Darkness press tour with British actress Alice Eve.  We went to Moscow, Berlin, London, Mexico City, San Francisco and Seattle, glamming up the red carpet and blowing trekkies minds for 3 weeks.  This past week, with the DVD launch of the movie, we did our last red carpet to promote the film.  You really bond with people when you work so intensely together for extended periods of time, and I'll really miss seeing Alice so much.


Alice really likes to play with makeup.  For this last red carpet look she wanted to do something bold.  I was pulling out a bunch of lip colors and she saw a purple lipstick on the table and said, "What about that one?"  Normally I would save a lip color like this for a magazine shoot, where there is a story and an environment to play with.  But when Alice said let's try it, I was really excited.  Usually people want to play it pretty safe on the red carpet, so it was nice to do something that was bold.  That said, the rest of the makeup is really soft and pretty...it's not like we went crazy or anything.  Plus Alice is so classically beautiful, that it works.  And it almost has a modern retro feeling with the hair.

We had actually had a different dress picked out when we started and the hair was going to be different, but things happen when you get ready and the other dress didn't work, so we had to make some last minute adjustments and it all fell together beautifully.

Foundation:
YSL Le Tient Touche Eclat in Beige Dore 40

Concealer:
Armani High Precision Retouch in Warm Sand

Highlighter:
mark. That's Brilliant Luminizer

Powder:
mark. Set Things Right Loose Powder in Medium

Blush:
mark. Just Blushing Powder Blush in Afterglow

Brows:
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette

Eyes:
NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Divine

Mascara:
mark. Scanda-Lash Go To Mascara in Blackest Black

Lips:
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet and Hoochie
MAC lip pencil in Magenta (as lipstick)


hair: Campbell Mcauley

Get the Look with mark. : Gwyneth Paltrow on the Cover of HARPER'S BAZAAR Magazine



Subscribers to Harper's Bazaar got this stunning copy with Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover for the May 2013 issue.  When I opened my mailbox and saw it, it took my breath away.  A fresh, beautiful image with a nod to the 60's (ok, a big nod) and executed perfectly.  Gwyneth looks radiant and so elegant, perfect for a spring cover.









I love the creaminess of this makeup look.  The skin has color but it is still very fair.  There is little to the makeup, it isn't fussy or complicated, but there is still makeup there and it still makes a statement.  The lashes are doing all of the heavy lifting, and make you zone right in on the eyes.  The lashes are the only black on the page other than the Harper's Logo and type, which is a lovely anchoring for the image.  Everything else is light and fresh and ethereal, and I love everything about it!

Please note:  I did not work on the original images in these posts, only the recreations (for full credits please see the bottom of the post).  These pictures are culled from my inspiration library.  They are go to images for me, pictures that make me want to grab my makeup brushes and start painting!



Our model, Amanda Mondale (represented by Wilhelmina models), has beautifully classic features and was a true pleasure to recreate this image with. (Once in a blue moon you get to work with someone with skin like Amanda's.  It is flawless.  Radiant.  Not a pore or mark or blemish... it feels like you're cheating when you get skin so perfect).  Even with skin this amazing, I still used foundation.  More so that there is something for the rest of the makeup to stick to than to even out skin tone or cover anything.  There is a time and place for a no foundation look, but this wasn't it.

Recreating this look requires a bit of product to blend other products into.  That said the application was very light, and I used a brush and Beauty Blender to thin out the makeup as much as possible.  After applying Got the Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation in Light 3, I used the That's Brilliant Face & Eye Luminizer down the bridge of the nose, along the tops of the cheekbones, and under the eyes adjacent to the sides of the nose to provide a luminescence to the skin.  For the cheeks I used Just Pinched Instant Blush Cream Blush in Peachy on the cheekbones and buffed it into the skin with a brush.

After setting the foundation with Set Things Right Loose Powder in Light, I used a concealer to lighten the brows.  Amanda has dark blonde brows and Gwyneth's were a bit lighter and thinner.  Using concealer is a great way to take the focus off of the brows.  I took a spooly and coated it with cream concealer, and then brushed it through the brows - brushing back and forth to make sure all of the hairs are covered - and then brush them up to set them.



Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint (which is a cream blush) in Peachy and Cheeky to Save the Day Anti Acne Concealer Stick in Light, mixing it on a palette to warm up the color.

The more pink/peach the concealer you use to conceal a brow, the better. The warmth will cut the ash of the brown out of the hair, which is what can make the brows look kind of grey.  I added a tiny bit of

For the eyes, I used a mix of three eyeshadow colors.  First I applied I-mark. Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Sugar Sugar from the lashes up towards the brow bone.  Then I applied I-mark. Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Tiki from the lash line up to the crease, blending up and out, and smudged a little under outer corners of the lower lashes.  A little I-mark Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Biscotti in the inner corners of the eyes added the highlight.  For the liner I used No Place To Run Eyeliner in Foxy Brown right along the lash line, smudging it until there was no line of demarkation.  After curling the lashes I used Scanda-Lash Go To Mascara in Blackest Black, three coats, on the top and bottom, letting it get a little clumpy to replicate the 60's feeling of the look.

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To match the lips in the Harper's picture I mixed Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Sweetie Pie & Luxe Champagne together.

I really do love doing these looks.  it's so fun for me to recreate the work that inspires me, using products I love to work with.  I hope you enjoy reading the breakdowns and find them inspiring as well!  Now get out there and start painting those faces!




photographer:  Andrews Stiles (www.andrewstiles.com)  /  model: Amanda Mondale (wilhelmina models)  /  hair: Jen Blanchard


Product List:

Foundation:
Got the Goods Multi-Benefit  Foundation in Light 3

Concealer:
Save the Day Anti Acne Concealer Stick in Light

Highlighter:
That's Brilliant Face & Eye Luminizer

Powder:
Set Things Right Loose Powder in Light

Cheeks:
Just Pinched Instant Blush in Peachy

Eyes:
I-mark Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Biscotti, Tiki and Sugar Sugar
No Place To Run Eyeliner in Foxy Brown
Scanda-Lash Go To Mascara in Blackest Black

Lips:
Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Sweetie Pie & Luxe Champagne (Luxe Champagne was a limited item)

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HARPER'S BAZAAR CREDITS:
photographer: Daniel Jackson
makeup: Emma Lovell
hair: Malcolm Edwards



Get the Look: Lucy Hale at the 10th Anniversay mark. Cosmetics Party

hair: DJ Quintero  /  stylist: Penny Lovell

Right after the Teen Choice Awards, Lucy and I flew to New York City to celebrate with mark. cosmetics, who were having their 10th birthday party at the Trump Soho.  There were 100+ people in attendance to help celebrate! We wanted a really festive party look so we went with red lips and black liquid liner with a kitten flick, the perfect recipe for party makeup.  It looked adorable with her messy ponytail and cute frock.....

I went through all of my usual steps.... prepping the skin, evening out the skin tone with foundation and concealer, grooming the brows etc.  I set the skin with a dusting of loose powder and applied a peachy blush to the apples of Lucy's cheeks.  For her eyes, I wanted there to be definition, but I also wanted to keep the focus on her red lips so I used a very very light dusting of a matte brown from the lash line up to the crease, making sure that it was more concentrated at the lash line.  Next I used a shimmery taupe shadow from the lash line up just past the crease, blending it into the skin so there's no line of demarkation.  I lined the inside of Lucy's eyes with a black long wearing liner, top and bottom, and then used a liquid liner along the top lashes.  I used mascara on the top and bottom, but only a light coat on the lower lashes as I wanted to accentuate the flirty cat eye.

For the lips I used a red lip crayon.  I wanted it to be a bit more on the matte side so I took a fluffy eyeshadow brush and gently patted some translucent loose powder on the lips.  I always feel more confident sending a client down the red carpet with a matte bold color on the lips.... that last thing you want is a red lip mishap, which is much more likely to happen with a more emollient formula.  Plus I just think matte looks young and cool.

Foundation:
mark. Got the Goods Foundation in Medium

Concealer:
mark. Save the Day in Medium

Highlighter:
mark. That's Brilliant 

Powder:
Laura Mercier Loose Powder in Translucent

Blush:
mark. Just Blushing in Afterglow

Brows:
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette

Eyes:
mark. I-mark. Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Minx and Tabac
mark. Get in Line Waterproof Liquid Liner in Painted Black
mark. No Place to Run pencil in Jet Set

Mascara:
mark. Scanda-Lash ins Blackest Black

Lips:
mark. Make it Rich Lip Crayon in Hot Sauce


Get the Look with mark. : Guinevere van Seenus in NARS Cosmetics 2009 makeup campaign

For this post, I recreated one of my favorite inspiration pictures.  This was a NARS campaign from 2009, featuring the stunning Guinevere van Seenus.  Guinevere just has one of those faces that is so beautiful to look at; her wide set eyes and milky skin are so inspiring.  Our model, Hannah, also has wide set eyes and was game for the transformation, so along with the help of a black wig, we set about recreating this look. 

Please note: I did not work on the original images in these posts, only the recreations. (for full credits, see the bottom of the post)  These pictures are culled from my inspiration image library.  They are go to images for me, pictures that make me want to grab my makeup brushes and get painting!


After prepping the skin, I used Got the Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation in Light #3, going a few shades lighter than Hannah's natural color.  The skin in the NARS ad is very pale and creamy, and since we shot this in July our model had a bit of a tan, so going lighter would give me more of the effect I was looking to match.  I used a little of the Save the Day Anti Acne Concealer Stick in Very Light under the eyes and around the edges of the nose and under the brows, then patted a little bit of a shimmer onto the cheekbones with the Touch and Glow Cream Shimmer Cubes All Over Face Palette, using just the lightest color in the palette. There is just a whisper of color in the original image so after setting the skin with loose powder I added just the slightest dusting of Just Blushing Powder Blush in Charmed, more for a little shape and structure than for a real blushy feeling. 





This look is all about the eyes.  It's simple, monochromatic, but seriously powerful. I love the round shape, how the color comes well into the the inner corners of the eyes and how the color lining the inside of the eye matches the shadow.

I started by taking the chubby Color Me In Eye Crayon in Wild Blue and covering the entire lid up to the fold, applying it directly to the skin.  I lined the waterline, top and bottom, and then used a brush to work the color under the lower lashes, circling the whole eye.  I smudged the color up past the crease with a brush, blending the edges with my finger to soften the line.  Next I used a combination of Electra and Storming I-mark Wet/Dry Eyeshadows, swirling them together on the brush, and sweeping them over the lid where the pencil was, and then blending further up and out to make the round shape and to blend it out.  The reason I used a medium matte grey color as well is because Electra is so metallic.  The matte grey toned down the metallic and also neutralized the color a bit. The color in the original image is more of a teal color, and is matte.  The effect of blending the two made the color more closely match the picture of Guinevere.  It's also a good trick to make a more pearl finish out of a metallic shadow formulation.

To get the edges of the shadow nice and soft, I used a touch of the Save the Day Anti Acne Concealer Stick in Very Light to feather out the edges and to make sure there wasn't any pink in the skin near the brow and then set the skin with some loose powder.  After the shadow was done, I curled the lashes and did two coats of mascara.


I did not bleach our lovely models' brows for this picture.  I used a cream concealer on a clean spooly and worked it into the brow hairs from the root to tip, brushing them up, down and sideways to really coat them before brushing them back into place. 

PRO TIP: The more pink/peach the concealer you use to conceal a brow, the better.  The warmth will cut the ash of the brown in the hair, which is what can make the brows look kind of grey. I added a tiny bit of Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint (which is a cream blush) in Peachy and Cheeky to the Save the Day Anti Acne Concealer Stick in Very Light, mixing in on a palette to warm up the color.  It really made the brows disappear and look bleached.

For the lips, I used the Full Color Lipstick in Toasty, but then patted it down with my finger so it became more of a tint, and not such a full on mouth.  This best replicated the rosy nude on Guinevere.

I hope you like this post and had fun reading it.  I would love to see your version of this look!  Please send me snaps via twitter @fionastiles.


photographer: Andrew Stiles www.andrewstiles.com  /  model: Hannah Mitchell (Vision Models)  /  hair: Anna Lyles



Product List:


Foundation:
Got the Goods Multi-Benefit Foundation in Light #3

Concealer:
Save the Day Anti Acne Concealer Stick in Very Light 

Highlighter: 
Touch and Glow Cream Shimmer Cubes All Over Face Palette

Powder:
Set Things Right Loose Powder in Light

Blush:
Just Blushing Powder Blush in Charmed

Eyes:
Color Me In Crayon in Wild Blue
I-mark Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Electra & Storming
Scanda-Lash Hook Up Mascara in Black

Lips:
Full Color Lipstick in Toasty

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NARS CAMPAIGN CREDITS:
Sadly, I could not find any info for this shoot.  I don't know who shot it, did the makeup or the hair.  I am not sure Francois does makeup for his ads anymore.  I will keep looking for credits and will change this info should I learn anything. 

Get the Look: Brittany Snow for the MTV Movie Awards


                                                    Hair: Aviva        Stylists: Meritt and Emily

After moisturizing I used a tinted moisturizer and concealer to perfect the skin.  A mix of nude and pink cream blush added a little soft color to the cheeks, but nothing too overpowering.  Brittany wanted to play up her eyes so I mixed together plum and steel shadows to create a sexy smokey eye.  A little black liner at the lash line, under the shadow, gives the lashes more definition and makes them look more lush.  Her eyes are such a stunning blue and the mix of grey and plum really makes the color intensified, it's a lovely option for a smokey eye.


Moisturizer:
January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion

Foundation:
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in "Golden"

Concealer:
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #3

Highlighter:
mark. That's Brilliant Highlighter

Powder:
mark. Set Things Right Loose Powder in "Medium"

Blush:
mark. Just Pinched Cream Blush in "Nude" and "Cheeky"

Brows:
Anastasia Brow Wiz in "Medium Ash"

Eyes:
mark. I-mark Wet/Dry Shadow in "Corset" and "Plum Velvet"
mark. No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner in "Jet Set"

Mascara:
Lancome Virtuose in "Black"

Lips:
Cle de Peau Extra Silky Lipstick #119



Get the Look: Lucy Hale at The Kid's choice Awards


                                Hair: Kristen Ess     Styling: Emily and Merritt     Dress: Dior


For the Kid's Choice Awards Lucy wanted a bright lip, so I picked the brightest, boldest lip in my kit; Obsessive Compulsive's Lip Tar in Anime.  It looked amazing with her white dress, strong brows and pretty hazel eyes.

First I used Chanel AquaLumiere in Beige 20 to even out her skin tone, adding a highlighter along the bridge of the nose and tops of the cheekbones.  A little contour and pretty peach blush made the skin glow.

I didn't want to do too much on the eyes since the lip was such a statement so I kept it to a wash of soft plums and neutrals for definition, a bit of black liner and then lots of mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

A bold lip can be tricky.  After the first layer, I blotted the lips, powdered the edges of the lips, and then applied a second coat to prevent feathering and to keep it locked in place.

Foundation:
Chanel AquaLumiere in Beige 20

Concealer:
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2

Highlighter:
mark. That's Brilliant Face & Eye Luminizer

Powder:
mark. Set Things Right in Light

Blush:
mark. Powder Blush in "Afterglow"

Contour:
mark. Powder Blush in "Darling"

Eyeshadow:
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in "Variation"

Liner:
mark. Keep It Going in "Entourage"

Mascara:
mark. Lash All You Want in Black

Lips:
Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar in "Anime"