Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
1. Natural-Colored Cream Eyeshadow as a base. (Water-proof Eye Paint by MAC in Untitled) all over eyelid from lashline to brow. From inner corner of the eye (almost touching the bridge of nose) to to the outer most part of the eye, extending towards the temple. You can cover the cream with a matching powder eyeshadow to set, I used Brule by MAC, a matte ivory color.
2. White Eyeliner around rim of the eye, upper and lower lashline. (I used Fascinating Kohl Pencil from MAC) Bring liner to the bridge of the nose to form a point, and exaggerate an extended line out to the temple. Make lines thin and clean. At the end of the makeover, I applied Shu Uemura Cream Pearl Pigment over the top of the white eyeliner to really make it shiny and pop! You can use a powder pigment as well... just make it really intense!
3.Work Metallic Brown Cream Eyeshadow around the white. I like to think of it as “hugging” the white eyeliner. I used my favorite go-to color, Rich Ground Fluidline by M.A.C. If you don’t have this in your kit... I highly recommend you make that happen! It’s brilliant and only $15 retail. Basically where the white ends, Rich Ground begins. Then continue to apply Rich Ground Fludiline all over the lid and blending it into the crease. Because it’s a cream, you get a clean line (when working around the white) and you get a great color payoff in general. Rich Ground also extends out to the temple.
4. Blend an orange-tinted brown powder eyeshadow into the crease over Rich Ground and blend up and out. Please use warm colors; browns with an orange undertone. I used a lot of Soft Brown Matte by MAC, (one of my all time fave colors!) the colors Saddle, Espresso and a hint of Orange to brighten it all up. (all by MAC) Blend the same eyeshadow combination into the bottom lashline, from the white eyeliner on down.
5. Next apply Waterproof Black cream eyeliner. I used Fluidline by MAC with an angle brush on the upper lashline in the lashes, and on the lower lashline, in between the white pencil and Rich Ground fluid line. I save the black for last so it won’t smear. This will give you a guidline for the lashes that are to follow.
6. Then apply the top lashes first with black glue. Next apply the bottom lashes underneath the white eyeliner. The bottom lashes will NOT be touching the real lashes.
7. Over Extended Eyebrows. I use an eyebrow pencil first, usualy in taupe, then I go over the pencil with an angled brush and an appropriate eyeshadow. This will look different for every eye and brow shape. Use your judgement with these pictures as a guide line. You can do the brows earlier on in the makeover to help give you a guidline.
Model: Calli Wagner with JetSetModels.com / Photographer: AdamJung.com
Makeup: JessicaHoffman.net / Hair: Alan V. from BlancSalon.com
Thursday, October 1, 2009
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Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Bright is Right.... Now! Go ahead, summon your inner Picasso as you embrace the colorful world of spring! Pick your favorite shades of the rainbow, and go for it. Brush on complimentary golds and violets for an intensified duo that’s sure to make your eyes pop.
Trend: Art Major.
Legendary Makeup Artist, Kevyn Aucoin once said, “There are no rules in makeup.” We couldn’t agree more! In the past we’ve been told to pick just one color to use to play up the eyes; this time around, the skies the limit. Express
yourself with all the colors of the wind... all at once!
Don’t forget about your pout. Lips play a supporting role in this work of art, but that doesn’t mean they go unnoticed. Cotton candy and cherry stained lips should be served sheer and shiny this spring.
For this editorial take on the trend, start with a neutral cream shadow to help intensify the vibrant color you’ll be painting with. “I love to think of makeup as an art form,” says Makeup Artist Jessica Hoffman, “and not just the paint-by-numbers sort of makeup we do day in and day out. I love to push myself to create looks that are outside the box. Color doesn’t have to stay within the perimeters of the lash line and brow bone. Take it to the extreme. Use different application techniques as well. For instance, I took a tapered crease brush and picked up bright orange loose powder eyeshadow and sprinkled the color over the eyes by tapping the brush off the back of my hand. Some pigment even landed in the eyelashes... I loved it!”
Work with warm and cool colors to create balance within this otherwise arbitrary application of color. Hoffman uses cool colors such as purples, blues and greens to extend to the temple and down on the tops of the cheekbone. She keeps the warm splashes of orange and gold near the lashline to draw the attention back to the eyes.
When you look good you feel good, and vice versa. So let the world see just how wonderfully
multi-faceted you are; you happy, vibrant, colorful you... Now that’s a bright idea!
Products you’ll love:
Bobbi Brown 'Brights' Eye Palette (Limited Edition) $70. / Nordstroms
Guerlain 'Ombré Éclat Exotic Paradise
Eyeshadow Palette $58 / Nordstoms
Makeup Forever 12 Flash Color Case $93 / Sephora.com
Written By: Jessica Hoffman
Makeup and Hair: Jessicahoffman.net
Assistant Photographer: Elliot Takane
Model: Kristoria for Premier Models and Talent