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Hernandez performed a makeover on Amy Ritch at Blush, Kahala Mall, last month.
New season brings new faces
Acknowledging that no one makeup look works for everyone, Make Up for Ever introduced four new looks for spring/summer 2007 to suit various occasions and moods. The company's Hollywood makeup artist, David Hernandez, shared the look with customers at Blush last month, using Make Up for Ever products.
Make Up for Ever Hollywood artist David Hernandez will demonstrate new collections and perform makeovers next month:
» April 20: 1 to 8 p.m. at Sephora, Ala Moana Center
» April 21: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sephora, Ala Moana Center
» April 22: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Blush, Kahala Mall
» Call: 944-9797 to reserve at Sephora, or 739-6200 to reserve at Blush
All these looks start with Corrective Makeup Base No. 0 and Mat Velvet+ foundation in a shade to match your skin, followed by a conservative amount of Super Matte Loose Powder to minimize shine:
1. The Goddess
According to Hernandez, who lives in L.A., home of golden goddesses, this is the most popular look of the season. After prepping with foundation and powder, apply Sun Tan Bronzing Powder around the hollows of the face for warmth and color. Hernandez's trick is to apply color in the form of a "3" (temples, cheek and jawline) on the right side of your face and an "E" on the left side.
Use Aqua Eyes all over the lid as a color primer. Apply dark brown eye shadow No. 129 to the crease of the eyelid. Finish with a touch of gold Star Powder on the eyelids, then use a kohl pencil to rim the eyes, lightly smudging to soften the look. Lips are subdued. Dab a warm shade of Lift Concealer for the perfect nude color.
2. The Glossified eye
This look is popular with youths, Hernandez says, calling for a little bit of lip gloss to add shine to eyelids. The danger is when the look crosses over from glossified to greasy, but all trends have a funny way of being forgiving on the under-20 set and even youngish 30-year-olds. Older experimenters might want to try a little lip balm instead, which has the benefit of adding long-lasting moisture on an area that might need it.
Apply Sun Tan Bronzing Powder around the face for warmth and color. Use a darker sculpting blush to define your cheekbones.
Apply a small amount of Lift Concealer onto the brow bone, not the eyelid. Using your fingers, dab a very small amount of Super Lip Gloss or other balm to the lid for a wet, glossy eye. Apply a liberal amount of mascara.
Dab a warm shade of Lift Concealer on your lips for the perfect nude color, or try soft coral or antique rose on the lips for subtle, muted color.
3.The Lip Pop!
In this look, overall color is toned down to play up a bright spot of color on your lips. Says Hernandez, "There's nothing on the eye, maybe just a wash of color and a tiny bit of liner or lashes. Keep it clean, don't make it complicated."
Apply Sun Tan Bronzing Powder around the face for warmth and color, concentrating it on your cheekbones as a blush. Outline your lips with Aqua Lip pencil, fill in with fuchsia or orange lipstick, or any color that pops out at you, and finish with Super Lip Gloss (optional) for the extra pop of shine.
4. Smoke and smudge
This look is for the glamorous set that lives for night life. It calls from lining the eyes with a kohl pencil and smudging it all to look as if you partied until dawn. Let disheveled starlets like Lindsay Lohan be your muse. The word from Make Up for Ever is, "Don't be afraid to make it a bit messy, it will only complement the look."
Apply Sun Tan Bronzing Powder around the face. Apply a small amount of Lift Concealer from your eyelid onto the brow bone. Use a deep shade of kohl pencil to line the eye. "It doesn't have to be black. It can be brown, gray, olive green or navy blue, which is especially nice against Asian skin," Hernandez said.
Dab a warm shade of Lift Concealer on your lips for nude color, or try antique rose for subtle color. If you skin tone is ruddy, Hernandez said to try a more golden, peachy color instead.