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@MelanieLBBH Here’s a list of the products I used!
I started by using SMASHBOX-Photo Finish Primer
I evened out her skin tone with Make Up For Ever - HD Foundation #120
and set her with Make Up For Ever- Velvet Finish Powder Compact in 00
I used TARTE Blush in-Tipsy (Coral) on the apples of her cheeks
I shaded MAC-Soft Brown in her crease
Urban Decay- Half Baked Eye Shadow on her eyelid (I wet the brush to create a more dramatic effect)
I pressed a teeny teeny bit of MAC Glitter in Gold on top of it
I gave her a thick black (waterproof) winged eye liner on top with Make Up For Ever-
Aqua Cream Liner in Black
#53 Ardell Brand Lashes and DUO Black glue
And added a couple coats of Make Up For Ever- Aqua Smoky Lash in Black
Melanie loves a strong lip so we chose to mix Make Up Forever- Aqua Rouge in #8 Red/12 purple to create a deep brick red tone. This lip color really does last Forever!!
Lastly I gave her body a flawless glow with a combo of Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation #2 and My product Carlene K SHINE BRONZER! (www.CarleneKCosmetics.com
I used Urban Decay- Diamond Dog eyshadow all over her eyelid
Make Up For Ever- Aqua Liner in Black, top and bottom
with a thin line of Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Baked just above the black liner
Ardell Wispy Lashes
NARS- Blush in Torrid
Highlighted her cheekbones with Smashbox Halo Highlighting wand
and Make Up For Ever- Aqua Rouge (Waterproff Liquid Lip color) in #15 Pink
and applied Carlene K Shine Bronzer on her body for a bronzy glow.
#Makeup and Hair by Carlene K
If you are a makeup junky you know how important brushes are when it comes to achieving great makeup. Great Tools are key for every artist!!! You can get color to deposit much better with proper brushes. Here is a breakdown of the brushes I use for all my makeup applications!…
Foundation/ Creme Blush Brush- Smashbox
This brush distributes and blends cremes perfectly across the skin.
Spot Concealer Brush- Laura Mercier
This brush is great for covering up blemishes or dark circles.
Under Eye Powder- Urban Decay
This is a blending brush, but I use it to set translucent powder under and around the eyes, its perfect. It’s also great for applying base eye shadow and blending out shadows.
Powder Brush- Smashbox
This brush is so soft, and I love the shape it dispenses powder evenly into the creases of the face. Love!
Blush Brush- Japonesque
Maybe the softest brush Ive ever used, I also love the shape of this brush, use it flat for the apples of the cheeks, turn it sideways to contour the cheekbones.
Eye Brow Brush- Bobbi Brown and MAC
Bobbi brush is more firm so you can get a super defined brow, the color will go on heavier, the MAC brush is thinner which is great for fine brows and eye liner.
Eye Shadow Crease Brush- Philosophy
I use this brush on every eye makeup I do, it fits perfectly into the crease and gives a soft blended crease, a must have!
Defined Crease Brush-Laura Mercier
This gives you a super defined crease, I’ve used this brush since day 1 of my makeup career, literally cannot live without it. It also gives the perfect smokey eye, smudge any shadow under the eye into lash line.
Eye Shadow Brush- MAC #239
This has recently become a new fav! I use this to apply eye shadow all over the eye lid, as well as smudge shadow or eye liner around the eye. This brush is synthetic so it can be used wet as well, great to wet eyeshadows and apply to lid or under eye concealer as well.
Eye Liner Brush- MAC 209/ Urban Decay Wonder Brush
The 209 brush makes applying winged eyeliner effortless. The Wonder Brush is called that because it does everything! Smudgy eyeliner, eye shadow and again this brush is synthetic so it is a great lip brush! Urban Decay has all synthetic brushes- No Animal Hair!
Lip Brush- Japonesque Retractable Lip Brush/ Smashbox Lip
Im so super picky with lip brushes, a tapered end is a must, and i like them to be semi firm and not flimsy. These are 2 favs. Its alwasy great to have a retractable brush to keep in your makeup bag!
and last but not least…
Smashbox Face & Body Brush #19- I use this for Body Makeup…AKA Carlene K Shine Bronzer. This is awesome for applying body bronzer or shimmer. If you don’t want to get lotion all over your hands, it fits into the curves and creases of your body. It is super firm so it deposits a lot of product quickly! Love!
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Last night I glammed up Robin Antin before she hit a couple Oscar Parties. Still dying over her dress, the back of the dress was unbelievable! Here’s a pic of her and Kim Kardashian both looking stunning!
For robins look…
I used my current eyeshadow Obsession, I cannot get enough of this perfect shadow palette!
Christian Dior Amber Design Shadow Palette
I smudged Urban Decay- 24/7 Liner in Bourbon all the way around her eye
Lined her inner rims with Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx
I gave her a nice thick lash with my fav #15 lashes
I applied Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer to give her a warm sun kissed look
The classic NARS- Orgasm blush on the apples of her cheeks
her lips had a sexy peach pout, we used Edward Bess lipstick in Nude Lotus
and I topped off the look with Carlene K Shine Bronzer which Robin looves! :)
I evened out Jojo’s skin tone with Make Up For Ever’s- Face and Body Foundation
Her eyebrows were filled in and perfected with Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar
We went with a gunmetal smokey look for her eyes. The colors I used were
I blended Malt softly into her crease and a bit up onto her brow bone.
To Smoke her eyes I used Smashbox- Obsidian Eyeshadow
I applied this with a firm crease brush and smoked it underneath here eyes, across her top lash line, blended the color into her crease and heavy into the outer corners of her eyes.
I then applied Urban Decay- YDK to her inner eye corner and onto her eyelid, I wet the brush to increase the pigment of the eyeshadow.
I then smudged Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero into her lash line, both top and bottom, and on her inner rims to really pop the eye and add the drama.
You can’t do a Sexy Smokey eye without amazing lashes. I applied #15 lashes with Duo Darktone glue
For the finishing touch on her eyes I dusted on a bit of sparkle under her eye brow with Urban Decay-Stardust Eyeshadow in Bobby Dazzle
I wanted Jojo’s skin to have a fresh summery glow so I used Urban Decay-Baked Bronzer to give her a bronzy glow, Smashbox-Baked Fusion Softlights Palette- Illusion on her cheekbones for highlight and Nars-Orgasm blush on the apples of her cheeks.
On her lips we used a gorgeous peach tone to compliment the rest of her look Nars-Super Orgasm Lip Gloss.and to polish off her entire sexy look I applied Carlene K Shine Bronzer all over her body to create a golden glow from head to toe that lasted all night!! www.CarleneKCosmetics.comand here’s a lil pic of us at Tricky Stewart’s Red Zone Pre Grammy Party. The Night Was a success!!
xoxo, Carlene K