Did you guys catch our live Q&A on twitter today with our makeup artist Deanna? It was so much fun and we got some really great tips – in case you missed it, here are some highlights :)
@ls5391 lip colour for light skin – we love, Love Devotion by Nars it’s one of their sheer Colors and a great spring color!
— Free People (@FreePeople) February 7, 2012
Q: How can i make my face look slimmer? To enhance my cheek bones…
Deanna: Nars Zen is a perfect blush for contouring your cheeks and making your face look slimmer – using a brush, apply just below cheek bone and blend in to skin.
Q: For someone who hates lipstick, what is a good product to use that gives your lips color and lasts?
Deanna: Nars, Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier all have great tinted lip balms, even Burt’s Bees we love! Nars has a great variety of colors, and the texture is great – not too glossy.
Q: why does face powder always make my skin look cakey and old?
Deanna: It’s the combination of powder and how the powder is applied – it’s better to use a loose powder and a brush – I always use a brush, on shoots and in the studio. A sheer loose powder with a yellowish color is what works best – a good one is Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder Loose Finish in pale yellow. Dip the brush in the powder and tap off, apply to t zones, chin, and forehead – don’t powder your cheeks too heavily.
Q: How do I get Ginger’s look in the February catalog?
Deanna: For Ginger we used Nars Mambo eyeliner – a brown shade – along the lash line and extended out to get a winged eye, and along the bottom lash line to join with the top and accentuate the almond shape. Use a narrow brush to smudge the line and get a smoky eye. Curl the eyelashes, lots of mascara, and a bit of sheer gold highlight on the inner corners of the eye. Contour the cheek with Nars Zen, and a sexy pink lip – we like Nars Dolce Vita or Roman Holiday. Finish with red nail polish!
Here’s another tip: Before applying a matte lip color, exfoliate your lips – we LOVE Fresh Sugar Lip Polish!