Eyes First: After skincare, do eye makeup first. Even the most minimal eye makeup wearer has fallout during the application. Finish the eyes first, then gently clean up around the eye with a cotton swab with a Cetaphil cleanser as it does not require water. This will save time and (bonus) crisp up borders of eye makeup better than the most precise application.
Bambi the Lash: To maximize lashes, spread the top eyelash hairs wide both on the outer and inner corners of the eye. Use the tip of the wand rather than the side to achieve this affect. Allow mascara to dry to act as a setting gel and then reapply on the outer corner to draw focus to the openness of your eyes. It’s like putting a little exclamation mark at the outer corner of your eyes!
Corrector, Not Concealer: Discover how correctors can neutralize darkness and redness rather than covering it with concealer. The bonus of correctors are many. Correctors reflect light better than skin tone pigment promoting younger looking skin. They require less product to achieve a better affect resulting in a less makeup-y look. It does not oxidize (get darker) like skin tone pigment in concealers and foundation for a longer lasting maximum result.
Lash Filler: The eye line already exists. It is the skin between the roots of your lashes. Rather than drawing a line, fill in your anatomy by using my Lash Filler technique. Capture your true (and only) eye line by delivering waterproof eyeliner onto the skin between the top eyelash hairs. Liner that does not connect to your lashes is Art Liner as it changes your eye shape rather than capture it. Always capture your true line first with Lash Filler, then add Art Liner (such as my wedge liner) if you want to change the shape of your eye.
Straight Line Brow: To maximize the eyebrow, draw 2 straight lines. We are 3-dimensional beings and our faces are curvy. Even the straightest line drawn on our face is curving on our anatomy. I discovered working with straight lines in key areas of the face delivers maximum result with minimum product. Secondly, use the flat-edge tip of the brush to fluff up and soften the lines. The trick is to not fill in your brows, it is to super-impose a shape within your natural brow that highlights and heightens the shape of the brow you want others to notice most.
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CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.
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