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by Raleigh Burgan | Fri., Jan. 29, 2016 5:43 PM
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Just-left-the-gym skin has officially left the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week building.
This year it was all about toning down the shine with minimal matte makeup and making one particular facial feature pop. Enter: Cara Delevingne's vampy dark lips, which inspired celeb makeup artist Suzie Kim to recreate the entire look from forehead to chin.
Prep the Face: For foundation, the expert used Chantecaille Future Skin (in Vanilla) and applied it evenly all over the face. Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder was then added on top for the perfect matte finish. "It also doesn't leave the skin dry and crusty like some powders," said Suzie. This combination "gives off less of a sweaty vibe and more of a natural glow-from-within look. " Fill in your brows with whatever brown pencil suits your skin type—she used Ardell Brow Powder Palette in Dark Brown. Lastly, balm up your lips—this will come in handy later.
Step 1: "The application of this is pretty simple since the look calls for one color that covers the whole eye," noted Suzie. "With a fluffy eye shadow brush you're going to apply the shadow, in this case Makeup Forever Artist Shadow – Matte Finish M664, over your whole eyelid and directly under your lashes. Then continue all the way around the corners of your eyes so it all connects. This look is all about that pretty rust color and your lashes—no need for eye liner."
Step 2: The very first thing you'll want to do is curl your lashes with a curler. Next, slap on a fresh coat of black mascara like you normally would—and get ready to "tight line." Basically, "it's when you push your mascara brush into your lash line to fill in the gaps between your lashes. It lightly smudges in all the bare spaces—just wiggle it around," Suzie instructed. "It replaces the need of eye liner and adds more depth to your eyes. If your lashes are super curly and you're having trouble getting in there, grab any black or brown eye pencil and fill in those spaces with that." Once your natural lashes are all set, for extra volume, Suzie added House of Lashes (Au Natural) with a little eyelash glue to the upper lash line.
Step 3: Time to wipe off the balm you applied while prepping your face (yes, all of it). Leaving it on would make the lip color really sheer and uneven. Suzie let us in on another secret: "Dip a medium-sized angled brush in the powder or foundation you started with and run it along the line of your lips. It'll give you a crisp line and also prevent the lip color from bleeding." Now for the final, most important step: the lipstick. Suzie used NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Damned," but you can go with whatever dark red you have at home. Suzie concluded, "Start by lining your lips with the pencil then color everything else in!"
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