Secrets of a celebrity makeup artist
Top makeup artist Scott Patric spills his secrets about celebrity beauty
According to international makeup artist Scott Patric, the first step in a transformation is prepping the canvas: your face. Moisturize before putting on makeup. Rub in your moisturizer lightly with your fingertips to help wake up the skin and bring your natural colour to the surface.
2. Do your eyes first
Apply concealer and foundation after making up your eyes. “No matter how fabulous you are at applying shadow, some will drop underneath,” Patric says. For a quick fix, dab a cotton swab with some moisturizer and run it under your eyes to remove any fallen shadow.
Use natural-coloured blush on the apple of your cheeks (with a quick scoop up to the temples) to create a healthy glow. Avoid dark shades that will make you look like you walked off the set of Dynasty.
3. Line your eyes
To make your eyes appear bigger, run eyeliner around the outside of the rim to widen them; if you have a wider eye, then run the liner on the inside of the rim.
4. Curl your eyelashes
Use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes. Just curling your lashes will open up your eyes. Then apply mascara.
2. Watch out for bright lipsticks
Stay away from bright red lipstick shades. Sharply contrasting colours can make even the whitest teeth look yellow.
3. Full lips
If you aren’t born with full luscious lips, you can still fake it. Patric recommends using a lipliner that matches your own lip colour to round out your lips in a natural way. Then, apply a dab of gloss on the centre of your bottom lip to make your lips look fuller.