After virtually 15 years of being on digital camera, I understand how I like my face to look and I’m fairly darn assertive about it (which is far most popular by HUM artists – nobody desires somebody who doesn’t talk clearly). So after I’m working with a brand new hair/make-up artist I often present pictures of me that I like after which give the next descriptors:
- I wish to look clear, pure, vibrant and glowy (I additionally doubtless say the phrase ‘youthful’, too, LOL).
- I need my eyes and cheeks and lips to pop (I joke, like a porcelain child doll).
- I don’t need to look tanner or bronzed (so no contouring) I perceive that is ironic what with my self-tanning facet occupation, however on my face? NOPE. An unnaturally tan face seems to be tacky and older IMHO.
- I don’t like eye shadow (and can doubtless take it off). Reflective is ok or very mushy/impartial might be okay however I discover that I very a lot don’t just like the look of eye shadow on me.
- I like a clear line (not smudgy) of eyeliner on the highest lash line however not the underside (identical with mascara however I’ve had lash extensions without end so I don’t put on mascara).
Danielle Walch did my make-up in LA for over 10 years (I like her a lot) so we didn’t even have to consider it. I’m so blissful to have discovered Alyssa Fitchie up right here in Portland who’s my go-to rent for HMU (which is often 3 times a month). I discover that I’m WAY extra excited to be on digital camera if I’m feeling good about how I look (stunning) and so I’ll stack all my advert campaigns into in the future per week and get HMU so I look/really feel my greatest (and sure, I alter garments for each job). She often comes 7-8 am or 8-9 am relying on how a lot we now have to shoot (she doesn’t keep all day so is ready to take different jobs in the course of the day) and we bang out shoot after shoot (some for reveals, some movies, others for simply social campaigns). I actually want I may have her come day by day. So right this moment we’re exhibiting you what she does and what merchandise she makes use of on me (that are completely different than the seven issues I’ve used for 15 years).
Okay, right here we go!
Earlier than we begin, Alyssa makes positive I’m moisturized. I really feel prefer it’s just about widespread data that pores and skin prep is essential in your make-up to look good and keep wanting good in your pores and skin. So don’t neglect that face lotion.
2. Primer (Face And Eyes)
It’s really easy to need to skip this step however don’t. That is going to make your make-up keep on all through the day (or night time) and is admittedly going to assist keep away from any creasing. Alyssa makes use of Smashbox Photograph End Clean & Blur Oil-Free Basis Primer for my face and City Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Anti-Getting old) on my lids. Oh, and he or she mentioned to ensure to get the anti-aging one as a result of the opposite model dries and flakes which is clearly not what we would like:) The under-eye primer she usually makes use of is now discontinued (RUDE). She’s nonetheless on the hunt for her new favourite however within the meantime, she recommends Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Eye Base.
3. Shade Corrector
Alyssa then makes use of a colour corrector beneath my eyes. This prevents concealer from going grey. Alyssa makes use of the Bobbi Brown Below Eye Corrector. So that you need to select a contrasting colour to your undereye colour. That is how one can discover your shade: “Check out the discoloration beneath the attention. If it’s bluish-purple, select a bisque shade. If it’s greenish-brown, select a peach shade. If it’s a mixture of each, select a peach-bisque shade.”
PRO TIP: Add some corrector the place the lid meets the nostril for added brightness:)
4. Below Eye Concealer
That is the one I at all times use for shoots: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Below Eye Full Protection Anti-Getting old Waterproof Concealer. I actually love the way it seems to be and feels.
As I mentioned, I actually hate sporting eyeshadow so Alyssa doesn’t put any on me. The eyeshadow primer she makes use of helps keep away from “oily” eyelids (which I don’t actually have) and helps the eyeliner grip. I did ask her what she would use if I did need put on eyeshadow and he or she beneficial this matte Make-up By Mario palette as a result of it’s impartial and actually buildable.
To maintain a extra pure, enhanced look, we go very minimal on the eyeliner. She tight strains (which means she goes interior waterline of my eyes) with MAC’s Professional Longwear Fluidline in Blacktrack which is a mushy black and this small angled brush.
As all of you already know I’m a die-hard Armani Luminous Silk basis gal in order that’s what Alyssa makes use of on me however I requested her what a few of her different favorites have been and he or she loves MAC’s Studio Radiance Face & Physique Radiant Sheer Basis for on a regular basis and Lancôme Teint Idole Extremely 24H Lengthy Put on Matte Foundationfor occasions. Her greatest reminder for a extra “pure look” is to go for mild to medium protection. You continue to need to have the ability to see your lovely pores and skin:)
I don’t actually use highlighters however I requested Alyssa about it in case you adore it! She mentioned, “The one that basically rocks the present is the Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Ending Powder. “It’s not “technically” a highlighter, but it surely’s a really glowy setting powder and it makes pores and skin look wonderful!” For the on a regular basis, Alyssa makes use of Uncommon Magnificence.
PRO TIP (for liquid highlighters): It seems to be actually lovely UNDER basis:)
It’s a traditional for a motive – NARS Orgasm. Apply with a flat spherical stipple brush. That brush will assist construct the blush so it goes on properly:)
PRO TIP: For a younger look, apply to the apples of your cheeks or C form across the eye for a extra grownup look. Simply don’t go under the place your cheek crests to keep away from ageing your self.
When you’ve been round for some time then you already know I mainly don’t have eyebrows. It’s tremendous cool. To fill them in, Alyssa makes use of Profit’s Exactly, My Forehead Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer to offer little hair particulars after which Profit’s Goof Proof Waterproof Straightforward Form & Fill Eyebrow Pencil in 3.75 to fill in.
PRO TIP: For blondes go one shade darker than your hair colour and for brunettes go one shade facet lighter.
Since I’ve lashes I don’t use mascara however in case you do she recommends LancômeMonsieur Large Waterproof Mascara.
What can I say I like a drugstore lipstick. This Moist n Wild one (Naked It All) is my favourite.
13. Setting Spray
The final essential step in long-lasting make-up! Alyssa makes use of MAC’s Prep + Prime FIX+ for a satin end. This could carry make-up again to life after making use of matte make-up. Alyssa additionally REALLY loves this setting spray by City Decay.
Hope this helped in case you’ve been hoping for some steering on “pure” wanting make-up:)
*Make-up by Alyssa Fitchie
**Pictures by Kaitlin Inexperienced