Makeup c/o Mary Kay
Did you catch the finale of Project Runway last night? I’ve been a fan of the show and I was thrilled when Mary Kay Cosmetics reached out to me to re-create one of the runway beauty looks from the finale. All looks were created by a very talented artist, Luis Casco, who I’m literally obsessed with after recreating the beauty look he envisioned. The looks were all gorgeous and very easy to do on your own.
THE LOOK -
I chose Amanda Valentine’s Final Project Runway Look. This look is great for all skin tons and offers a dramatic, yet natural look because there are no harsh colors are used. Bronzes are great for offering a dramatic look without making it feel like you painted your face to unrecognizable! Plus, it offers a mild smokey effect.
Ok, let’s get to it If I can do it, I promise you can too.
STEP ONE – COVER YOUR BASES
The first step is to use Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Amber Blaze (make sure your face is clean and moisturized). This project is used on eye as highlighter, covering the the entire lid up to the crease. It’s a gorgeous color even on its own but for this tutorial, we want a little more dramatic look on the eye, so we move on to step two.
STEP TWO – IT’S GETTING DRAMATIC
For step two apply Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color’s Copper Glow, which is just a slightly darker base shadow in Amber Blaze. For this, take a new brush so that you don’t mix colors and start at the mid of your eyelid and extend to the corner. You’re aiming to gradually get darker as you reach the corner of your eye.
STEP THREE – SMOKEY IS SEXY
Step three is the last lid color and the darkest of all three. We used the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Truffle to add the smokey effect. You’ll want to use this product sparingly, as a little goes a long way! Use the same brush that you did for the 2nd mineral shadow, it’s similar color so it’s OK. Start in the crease of your eye (corner) and extend in, keeping most of the product in the corner of your eye and in the crease.
Now that all the color is on your eye, you’ll want to use a blending brush and BLEND, BLEND, BLEND! (*NOTE – this is when I like add my overall BB Cream or foundation to even out your skin tone as some of the shadows may fall under your eye).
STEP FOUR – LINE IT
I’m a blonde with green eyes and I’ve come to LOVE bronze eyeliner. Black and dark brown liner can look very harsh, so I’ve really been into bronze or plums for lining my eyes. This step is very simple, just use Mary Kay Eyeliner in Bronze to line the entirety of your eye – it’s going to make the color really pop!
STEP FIVE- LUSCIOUS LASHES
This was the first time I’ve used Mary Kay mascara and it was amazing! It didn’t clump and it provides a lot of length. Here’s what it should look like after your eye lids are complete.
STEP FIVE – I’M BLUSHING
For this step, you’ll add a a natural blush (Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Sparkling Cider) to contour and highlight your cheeks. This helps add a dramatic effect to your entire look and bring it all together.
STEP FIVE – KISSABLE LIPS (WE’RE ALMOST DONE!)
You see here, her lips are natural yet they definitely add to the full look, bringing out her eyes and her cheeks.
THE FINAL LOOK!
Buy the Entire Look Here!
Learn more about Project Runway’s Makeup Artist Luis Casco here and Mark Kay Products.
Photography by Michel Pinto Photography
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