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New Make-Up Tips From A Pro

March 30, 2013 6:00 PM

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(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)


We asked Sephora Pro Team Artist, Helen Phillips, to create a few new looks on model, Amanda Fields, from light and subtle to dramatic and sophisticated. Learn about the latest colors used for bold lips and smoky eyes. You can recreate these looks at home and find the make-up products used at any Sephora store. If you need a new outfit to go with your new face, be sure and check-out these hot fashion looks Amanda rocks from Bloomingdale’s Beverly Center.

Fresh Face

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

Starting with a clean face, Helen keeps Amanda’s make-up light and fresh-faced with dewy skin, rosy cheeks and mascara. This minimal look is just right for running errands or a trip to the gym when you don’t want to be completely sans make-up. Using a highlighter will give you a natural-looking glow. Products: Josie Maran Liquid Highlighter, Stila BB cream, Sephora Collection Double Contouring Cream Blush in ‘No. 2 Coral Flush’, and Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Waterproof.

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

Slightly Smoky Eye

Amanda’s look includes a neutral taupe, slightly smoked eye and simple skin. The smoky eye is a “go-to” look that can be adapted to work with any style. Update this fan-favorite look by using a neutral palette instead of the classic grays and blacks. Use matte shades during the day and then incorporate some metallic ones to take this look into the night and add dimension to the eye. Products: KVD True Romance Eye Shadow Palette in ‘Saint’-using ‘Pray For Me’ all over lid and ‘Caravaggio’ along lash line, Sephora Collection Rouge Shine in No. 3 Tenderness.

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

Casual But Daring

Amanda’s makeup is slightly daring with an orange lip color, perfected skin, simple lash, gray liner and a subtle orange brown in her eye crease. The orange make-up colors really make her green eyes pop. This look is perfect for a casual outing, shopping and meeting friends for lunch. Products: Stila Stay All day foundation, O.C.C. lip tar in ‘Grandma’, Stila Cream Blush in Lilium, Kat Von D ‘Sunny’, Stila Stay All Day liquid liner in ‘Alloy.’

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

Lips

Make a statement with a deep red lip, dramatic double-winged eyeliner and perfect skin. A bold lip is an easy way to enhance any look that can take you from day to night and is so wearable – it’s just about finding the perfect shade for your skin tone. The bold lip is no longer just confined to the classic reds, but also now incorporates oranges and plums. Products: Sephora Collection Outrageous mascara, Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation, o.c.c. Lip Tar in ‘Vintage.’

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

(credit: Stephanie Nelson)

Eyeliner

A great way to make a bold yet subtle statement is through a graphic liner on the top lids – whether it’s straight or cat eye, neutral or colored, the graphic liner adds strength to your eye look that will be eye-catching and feminine at the same time. For an extra edge, layer a colored liner on top of the black. Amanda’s ready for a glamorous night on the town! Products: Stila Stay All Day liquid liner in ‘Jet Black’ and ‘Snow’, Sephora Collection Rouge Shine No. 32 Serial Dater, o.c.c. Lip Tar in ‘Vintage.’

Liz Laing is a writer, web designer and photographer who lives in Los Angeles. Her latest projects may be followed on Liz Laing.

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