Celebrity Makeup Artist David Maderich, aka Mister Makeup, tells you how to work it!
It’s a new hue this spring.
Yes, I’m talking color. From Paris, to Milan to New York, hot pink cheeks, purple shadowed eyes and tangy tangerine lips were all the rage.
Of course, the colors on the cheeks, lips and eyes were exaggerated for the catwalk, but anyone can wear a splash of color – and quite frankly, after several seasons of boring neutrals, a touch of the color is not only refreshing, but also very modern.
The secret to wearing bright color is to limit it to one feature – or at most two.
For example, if you’re playing up your cheeks with a shade of hot pink, keep the lips and eyes color free. Or if you’re painting up your eyes in a luscious shade of lilac, tone down the lips and cheeks.
If you keep these rules in mind, your color will always look classy – not sassy.
Take a gander at the pictures on this page – I worked my “Mister Makeup” magic on these models at a photo shoot with Roberto Ligresti www.robertoligresti.com. As on the runway, the color is exaggerated, but I hope my bold use of color will inspire you to toss out that brown eye shadow and beige lip gloss and take a look at the rainbow of colors offered at the cosmetic counters this season.
Still worried about color? Here are some easy tips:
For pale skin: Be careful with color – too much can overwhelm you. Try a rosy pink blush (Avon’s Jillian Dempsey’s For Avon Horizon Blush $10, http://shop.avon.com with a subtle touch of green shadow (Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Shadow in Mint Dream, $7.49) smudged next to your lashes and don’t forget a thick coat of mascared lashes – I love Kanebo International Mascara 38 C ($30) in black. Or try putting just a pinch of sparkling blue cream eye shadow (ELF Blueberry Duo Eye shadow Cream, $1) in the corners of your eyes. Pair those baby blue hued eyes with some hot pink lips – I’m in love with a pink NARS lipstick ($24) called Schiap – and your face will be couture ready!
For darker skins: Add more color. I adore dark purple lips (MAC Pro Paint Stick in Rich Purple, $16) paired with lavender shaded lids – try Avon’s Jillian Dempsey For Avon True Color eye shadow in Ombre ($4). Or add a touch of yellow or orange on the lids – L’Oreal HIP Bright Eye shadow Duos in Flashy and Flare ($12, www.drugstore.com) are perfect for this.
For high-drama evenings: Try a thick stroke of teal eyeliner on dark skins – try Color Truth Cream Liner in Teal ($12, www.drugstore.com) by L’Oreal HIP. Pair your lined eyes with a bright red lipstick – Kanebo’s ‘The Lipstick’ in New Ginza Red ($50, www.bergdorfgoodman.com). Add a touch of clear Hyper Shine gloss ($1) by ELF and you’re ready to hit the town. Another fun idea is to use colored mascara to add a touch of blue or violet to the eyes. I can’t live without the double wanded Vivid Impact Highlighting Mascara by Max Factor in Blushing Blue/Pink Highlighter ($10, www.drugstore.com) – I use it on all of my models.
Of course, you need a good foundation for all this color; and lately I’ve been obsessed with Maybelline New York Mineral Power Powder Foundation ($10.99) for a smooth natural finish. For concealer, S/B Concealer Wheel by Temptu ($19.50 at www.temptu.com) goes on like a dream and covers anything.
And don’t forget your nails! Of course, dark blue is all the rage with the fashionistas, but try yellow, pink or green by New York Color – and for $1 a bottle, how can you go wrong? For a subtler touch on nails, try Avon’s Nailware ($4.50) in Cantaloupe – a lovely pale shade of pink.
Now go discover your hue you!