The Daily Face - June 20, 2012 - **SPECIAL GUEST FACE** - Danielle Strle
under eyes: Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in 325
face: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
eyeliner: MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Pencil in Gold
eyeshadow: Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Berber, NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong,
eye brows: Design Ebony Drawing Pencil
eye lashes: L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes, Andrea Individual False Lashes
cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Love Thing
When Danielle sat for me to do her makeup she told me that if it were socially acceptable to wear rhinestones all over her face, she would. Needless to say, after that statement, I wasn’t going to do something minimal, however I didn’t want to go so over the top that my readers couldn’t recreate it. Danielle is really bold with her style choices, which makes my job especially fun. More often than not, my clients are looking for a fresh, natural look so I look forward to people like Danielle who will wear crazy shadow colors and false lashes. Not to mention, her pale skin, blue eyes, and white-blonde hair create, pretty much, my favorite canvas on which to work.
I began by using concealer under the eyes and evening out her skin tone with tinted moisturizer. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a huge fan of foundation. It’s too heavy for every day use and it will make your skin worse in the long run. Tinted moisturizer is easy to make yourself by mixing a small amount of your liquid foundation into your daily moisturizer.
Next I applied Illamasqua pigment to the lid from the lash line blending into the crease. You can do this step with your finger or a small flat brush.
Then I applied NARS Mekong eyeshadow to the outer corner of the lid and into the crease. If you look at the photo below for reference, the shadow should create a sideways V shape, with the point of the V creating the wing of the shadow. like this <. The shadow should come onto the eye socket bone so it is slightly visible when the eyes are open. Be sure to blend it well into the pink pigment so the two color blend together at the crease instead of one shadow sitting on top of the other.
Next I applied MAC liner in Blacktrack from corner to corner, creating a dramatic wing that connects into the wing of the shadow. The liner should enforce the bottom side of that sideways V.
Next I applied gold Make Up For Ever liner into the bottom lash line from corner to corner.
Then I blended blush to the apples of the cheeks. I used a shimmery blush which helps to highlight the cheekbones as well.
Last, but not least, I applied mascara and individual false lashes to the outer corners of Danielle’s natural lashes. (Individual lashes look like a little bundle of four or five lashes, the falsies that are just one eyelash are called singles.)
She may not have rhinestones all over her face, but I think Danielle looks pretty fancy.