What’s new in Sephora PRO artist Maricela Aguilar’s tool kit for the festival season.
How would you describe your personal beauty style?
“I would describe my personal beauty style as polished, clean makeup that’s precise and defined.”
What’s your first beauty memory?
“A beauty memory I will never forget is when I first fell in love with makeup. I was in elementary school and my older sister would always come home from work eager to try new makeup trends on me. I remember sitting in the bathroom while she applied my makeup, and afterwards I would stare at myself in the mirror amazed at how makeup can enhance and transform a person.”
THE FESTIVAL TIPS
What’s a cool new festival beauty look you love, and how would you create it?
“A new trend that has been really hot so far this year is metallic everything! A few ways to jazz up your festival look is is to grab your favorite metallic eyeliner (my favorites are Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallic Luster Liners). After applying your eye makeup, draw your metallic eyeliner right along your top lash line. If you want a more dramatic look, create a winged liner, or, for something more subtle, just run the liner across your lash line only. Another great way to use metallics is to create a fun, artistic look! Grab a metallic pencil or liquid liner and draw small dots above your brows, following the shape of your brow. When you meet your dots between your brows create a larger dot at the center. With this design you can also apply jewels for a more eye-catching look. To finish the look off, also apply small dots onto your lips and place the dots at the center of your bottom lip, drawing them toward your chin (this will create a straight line of dots).”
What are your tips for making your look last from the opening act to the final encore—all while you’re dancing and sweating?
“I am obsessed with this! It gets hot and sticky at festivals and your makeup tends to melt off. This product acts as a magnet, locking your makeup in place while keeping you cool. Apply it on your face, on top of makeup, on the back of your neck, or on your chest. You can also use it as a primer to help prolong the wear of your foundation during those hot festival days.”
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