Makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff has created looks for top celebs including Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Ashlee Simpson, Paula Patton, Rihanna, Sharon Stone, Adrienne Bailon and Jennifer Hudson, to name a few. Most recently, Ashunta worked with Beauty Sponsor Mary Kay to create modern looks for the show of Cesar Galindo’s 2010 fall collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
The rocker looks were complemented with smokey cat eye makeup and soft, yet eye-chatching lip colors. The dewy skin and berry-kissed cheeks finished off the look. Check out these tips from Ashunta for re-creating this amazing look for everyday wear.
It’s All About the Perfect Canvas
After cleansing the face and applying moisturizer, perfect skin with a tinted moisturizer and concealer.
Use a richly pigmented blush shade such as Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Bold Berry to sweep over the cheek area. For an edgy, but soft look, start at the apples of the cheeks and blend upward and gradually blend the color outward, toward the ears.
Striking Cat Eyes
Start off by applying a vanilla shade of eye color to the base of the eyelids, followed by a rich blue eye color layered over the vanilla shade – other shades that will work for this look include dark grays and even black. For a highlighting effect, apply the vanilla eye color shade to the brow bone area.
Maximize drama needed for this intense look by creating a cat-like wing using an angled brush dipped in Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Coal. Blend the Coal shade into the crease to add depth to the eyes. Mary Kay Eyeliner in both Black and Navy, applied on the upper and lower lash lines, further add a “pop” factor to the eyes.
To finish the eye look, apply two coats of a high-performing mascara like Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black.
Insider tip: With a small brush, like the Eyeliner/Eyebrow brush from the Mary Kay Brush Collection, smudge Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Coal on top of the eyeliner on the upper and lower lash lines. This increases the intensity of the look, while “setting” the eye liner.
Gorgeous Coral Lips
Balance the smoldering edginess of the eyes, with coral lips, which are easy to achieve with the help of Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunset.
Insider tip: A quality lip liner can boost staying power for lip color. For a natural, subdued lip, apply a neutral lip liner, outlining the lip and filling in over the entire lip area. Follow with lipstick or lip gloss.
Images and information courtesy of Mary Kay