Today, Carmen shares her step-by-step process and the exact products she used on me for the PaperCity photoshoot last year (pictured above).
This was one of my favorite days with Amber when PaperCity came to the rewardStyle office last year. What I loved most was going a little edgy with Amber’s makeup.
Let’s talk about those eyes! I wanted to open her eyes and then add some drama.
- First and almost always, eyedrops to get rid of any redness.
- For eye cream, I used La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15.
- Next, I applied primer to have a clean and natural tone to lid – Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer on red areas and around nose, and Lancôme La Base Pro Primer on entire face.
- In the waterline (lower lid) and tear duct area I applied Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Topaz. This pencil is soft, so no tugging on the eyes fragile skin.
- On the entire upper lid to set the “eye canvas”, I always use MAC Eyeshadow in Brule.
- For eyeliner, I used Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Velvet in 106 Fleur de Pierre. I wet the eyeliner brush for a soft wing to Amber’s eyelid.
- In the crease I used M-646 Latte Artist Shadow by Make Up For Ever, blended up and out a bit.
- I used M-646 again under lower lash line 3/4 inwards. Starting at the outer lower lid, gradually making that line smaller. This makes the eye POP, looking larger!
- Finished with mascara and she looked amazing!
Final note on eyes: To keep any product on the eye from running when your natural oils surface or you get heated, I recommend taking a Q-Tip, dip a small amount of translucent powder (HOURGLASS Cosmetics Ambient and Radiant Light Powder) or skin tone eyeshadow (Make Up Forever M-534) and lightly go under eye area, very close to your liner or shadow you have applied.