Monday, July 14, 2008

Makeup Tips With CoverGirl Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly R. Stern!

I had the pleasure of listening in on a CoverGirl webinar with CoverGirl celebrity makeup artist, Molly R. Stern. She shared some wonderful tips and makeup looks using the new Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Blast and Enhance. Blast shadows offer bright and bold colours while the Enhancers go on sheer but can be layered for intensity. Her techniques for applying shadow included patting the shadow on with a brush for building and layering (a technique I like to do as well) and using your fingers to blend. Molly loves to use her fingers along with brushes for applying makeup - after all they are nature's natural tools.

Blazing Eyes using Dazzling Metallics 3-Kit:
Crease and bottom lash line - Copper shadow
Lid - Gold shadow
Liner on top- Black shadow using a damp brush for a creamy paste effect and smudged into lash line.
Mascara: LashBlast in Very Black
Blush - Pink shadow from the 3-Kit Fire Cracker set. Multi-use is always a plus - be creative!
Lips - Amazemint Lip Gloss in "Red Riot". Freshens the breath using Crest Mint Oil. This colour is one of my favourites. Goes on sheer so I suggest layering for more colour or use over top of a lipstick. Non-sticky texture and feels like a lip balm.

Caribbean Eyes using 4-Kit in Tropical Fusion:
Lid - Turquoise shadow and Lime/Gold shadow smudged over top to soften the turquoise.
Liner top/bottom - Blue shadow used wet smudged into top and lower lash line
Mascara - LashBlast in Very Black
Cheeks - Peach shadow from Tropical Fusion
Lips - Amazemint in "Happy Hour" - looks like a crystal blue but goes on a pretty clear gloss with blue tones to make teeth look whiter.

Smoldering Forest Eyes using 1-Kit Shades:
Lid/Crease/Bottom Lash Line - Brown Smolder applied on lid concentrating more colour on the outer lid and crease. Smudge to center onto bottom lash line.
Inner Lid - Kaboom Kelly applied on inner lid into center of lid.
Inner Lower Lash Line - Lime Alive patted into inner corner for a beautiful pop of colour.
Mascara - LashBlast in Black Brown
Lips - Amazemint Lip Gloss in "Freedom of Peach!"

I loved all the looks and wrote in to tell her. As a makeup artist putting makeup on others and myself, sometimes you just get stuck trying to be creative with colour shadows. I love seeing other makeup artist's techniques and tricks. What do you think of the looks? Would you wear any of them? Have you tried any of the CoverGirl products used?

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1 comment:

Arianne said...

I like the last two looks, especially the last one with the pop of yellow in the inner corner. So unexpected, but it might quite work really well.

Thanks for sharing! I think I have enough colours to try Caribbean eyes :) Will definitely try it!