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Blooming Pink Cheeks!

Was inspired by the makeup look I saw on quite a lot of fashionable young women when I was in Tokyo recently. 

Instead of eyes or lips, they favored a rather exaggerated flushed cheek as the focal point of their makeup. But it wasn’t just a case of slapping on a load of blusher. There’s a specific look where they mimic a glowy, radiant effect and the blush color is intense but not heavy or dark looking. If you’re extremely fair-skinned, you just need to apply a very neon-colored blush over face powder.

Extra Tip: Bring your blush just a tiny bit in closer towards your nose than usual. This helps exaggerate that cute wind-blown, doll-like effect, instead of the typical blush along the cheekbones.

If you’re not porcelain (and most of us aren’t), you can imitate that effect easily by applying a matte or semi-matte pale highlighter or blush as a color base for a brighter, more intense blush to “float” and look more color-true on top of it. If you own those multi-color blushes with a paler shade, that’s perfect for this use.

Products used: 

Foundation: Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Makeup 04

Concealer: MAC Studiofinish Concealer NW20

Setting powder: ClearLast powder in Medicated Ochre

Shadows: Benefit Groovy Kinda Love kit 

Liquid Liner: Heroine Make Impact Liquid Liner

False lashes: Diamond Lash flared half-strips (cut full strip lashes if you can’t find half strips)

Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Blush (pale): Etude House Face Color Corset #2 Lavender Fit

Blush (intense): Mitsuyoshi Tonoko Powder in 2P - try a hot pink like MAC Peony Petal (pictured above) or NYX Pinky

Lipliner: Givenchy Lip Pencil #3

Lipstain: Benefit Benetint (apply a little clear balm over for some extra sheen if you want)

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SMOKEY EYES FOR VALENTINES DAY

Are you on the hunt for a sexy ‘Date Night’ look for this coming Valentine’s Day?
Well I have you covered! I created this intense smoky eye using the new Nars Cosmetics ‘And God Created The Woman’ palette - the same palette I used for last weeks Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial too.

Here are a list of the products, and links to where you can purchase most of them: 

* Skin Base Foundation - Illamasqua
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* Crown Brush Duo Fibre Foundation Brush

* MeMeMe Flawless Face Powder

* Real Techniques Bold Metals Powder Brush
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* Real Techniques Brow Brush
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* Brow Perfector - Nars Cosmetics
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* Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base - Nars Cosmetics
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* Scotch Tape

* And God Created The Woman Palette - Nars Cosmetics
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* Real Techniques - Bold Metals Oval Shadow Brush
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* Zoeva - 220 Luxe Grand Shader Brush

* Blank Canvas Cosmetics - Fluffy Blending Brush USE DISCOUNT CODE ‘SHONAGH’ FOR 10% OFF

* Zoeva - 325 Luxe Brow Light Brush

* Avon SuperShock Gel Liner Pencil

* Kryolan Detailer Brush

* Crown Brush C207 Sable Angle Liner

* Too Faced - Better Than Sex Mascara
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* Lena Lashes - ‘Naomi’ (I wouldn’t recommend purchasing from this company - hindsight is a beautiful thing!)

* MAC Pro Sculpt Powders - Shadowy & Sculpt
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* Zoeva - 109V Face Paint Brush

* Zoeva - 114 Luxe Face Focus Brush

* Kryolan Glamour Glow 'Indulgence’ Palette - Juicy Moods

* MAC Soft & Gentle
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* J Cats Beauty - Honeycrisp Lipstick

* Victoria Secret Lipgloss

We love our cat eyes dearly, but sometimes the mood calls for a look with more flair. Enter: The Jet Wing, a sweeping, statement-making eye look. Here, Sephora PRO Artist Erik Soto shows us how to layer eyeliners in a way that makes beauty take flight. BECKY PEDERSON

STEP ONE
Use Urban Decay Super-Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner with SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Angled Liner Brush #22 to mark the points to where you want your wings to extend. This look is all about drama, so we plotted our wing points nearly two centimeters out from the corners of our model’s eyes.

STEP TWO
Once points are plotted, fill in the wing with your eye open. Stop the color once you hit your lid—when your eye is closed, the liner will make a hard 90-degree angle. Stopping the color at this point will keep you from looking like you have two black eyes.

STEP THREE
Use SEPHORA COLLECTION Classic Line 24HR Felt Eyeliner to delicately line the rest of your upper lash line for definition. Connect the bottom of the wing to the bottom lash line to clean up the look. Use this liner to clean up any smudged lines on your wings as well. Finish the look with Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara.

PRO TIPS
Don’t stress yourself out trying to get your wings to match exactly. Erik says, “The wings themselves end up being different sizes because each eye folds in a different place. They’ll never be the same.” Focus instead on making the wings look proportional to each eye.

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Urban Decay / Super-Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner
$22.00

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SEPHORA COLLECTION / Pro Angled Liner Brush #22
$16.00

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SEPHORA COLLECTION / Classic Line 24HR Felt Eyeliner
$14.00

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Marc Jacobs Beauty / O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara
$26.00

LONDON CALLING! (Mod 60s-inspired)

Photography: Jeremy Givens

Model: Elizabeth Jane Altman

Hair: Chloe Lomeli for Umbrella Salon

Make-Up: Terry Alabata

Wardrobe Styling: Black and Brown 
Modern/Vintage


To see more of this and other recent makeup work, please click the photo above.  Thanks for your support!