Thursday, April 2, 2015

Prom Makeup: Gold Metallic Shine

Hi Bellas,

So it is officially Prom Season and I've got a bunch of great prom makeovers for you all.  It was so much fun working on students from Osborne High School for my non-profit's Prom Makeup Fundraiser.  Today's look features a gorgeous metallic gold eye.  Check it out!

My client knew what she wanted - she whipped out an instagram makeup eye shot which featured a gold smokey eye.  I used MAC eyeshadows on her eyes - MAC Goldmine on the lid topped with a NYX Yellow Gold Ultra Mania Loose Pearl Eyeshadow.  I applied this shadow wet to give high shine and also applied just a bit of gold glitter sparingly on the inner lid.  On the tearduct I paled Urban Decay X eyeshadow for a light champagne pop.  On the rest of the eye, I used MAC texture and Saddle to warm up the crease and Carbon to smoke out the lid,  

My client's eyebrows were naturally amazing.  I just filled it in just a smidge with some Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder.  My client didn't want lashes at first, but I encouraged her to give a natural pair a try and she loved it!

I kept the skin pretty natural.  I used Graftobian's Super Cream Palette in Neutral.  I accidentally left my go to warm palette at home but this one worked just as well.  She didn't want contouring so instead I added a subtle higlight with a lighter shade of foundation.  We added a pinky blush and shimmer on the cheeks to give the face a glow.

On her lips I lined with Cork Lip Pencil.  She brought her own bright peachy pink lipstick.  I like how the shade brought a bit of color to her lips but I manipulated it a bit by adding a brown lipliner and a pink gloss to tone it down so it coordinated with the smokey eye.

I tell yah, it's so easy to do makeup on young naturally pretty girls, makes my job easy!  I have a few more prom makeovers that I will be sharing soon.  Stay tuned!

She also did not want contouring or false lashes.  As a makeup artist, my job is to satisfy the client and sometimes that takes a bit of consulting to find her best look.  I didn't do heavy contouring but instead I did subtle highlighting to still give her face dimension.

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