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HOW TO WOW: A Makeup Look That Gets The Looks.

Sometimes you see someone with makeup so beautifully done, so dreamy, so “did she really do this on her own?” that you’re left wondering “can I really do this?” Our amazing makeup artist, Lisa Bensley’s short answer is yes!

We’re all ears - and eyes, and cheeks and lips. Tell us everything.

COMPLEXION

Prep
Ilia Primer - Make sure your canvas is smooth, silky and ready to start the “wow” process. What pores?

 Ilia Primer

Found!-ation
Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation - When you find “the one” it makes all the gorgeous difference. This serum blurs imperfections while correcting color-a true face changer.

 Ilia True Skin Serum

What imperfections?
RMS "Un" Cover-Up in 55 - This one’s never met a flaw it couldn’t undo. You really don’t need much of this lightweight, hydrating, radiant little secret. A little flawless goes a long way. 

 

CHEEKS

Never stop blushing…
Kosas color + light creme in 8th Muse - One side of the compact adds color and the other adds that lit-from-within luster thing. With nourishing natural oils, this is blendable, smooth, beyond color.

PRO TIP: To find the best place on your face to apply blush: SMILE BIG. Dot the cream blush on the very center of the apples of the cheeks and blend with fingers for a natural flush. 

     Kosas color + light creme in 8th Muse

    EYES

    Blue, brown, green or hazel…just do this.
    Jillian Dempsey Eyeliner in Black Sapphire - This liner is so creamy, it's basically foolproof. Use the blender side to smudge a tiny bit and you're good to go. 

    Jillian Dempsey Black Sapphire

    Eyeshadow base: Start with "Spirituality" shade from Aether Amethyst eyeshadow palette just past the eye crease. Top with PYT Glam Glitter Gel in Pink.

    PRO TIP: When applying glitter on top of already existing eyeshadow, my favorite technique is to pat it on with a finger, vs using long strokes with a brush that can remove the shadow underneath. 
    Aether Amethyst eyeshadow palette PYT Glam Glitter Gel in Pink 
    Icing on the eyes…

    Ilia limitless Lash Mascara - Limitless lengthening, and volumizing from this mascara that defines, lifts and even curls. Bat-worthy perfection.

    Ilia limitless Lash Mascara

     

    Eye-wows
    Raise some brows while keeping strays in place, adding exquisite shape and impeccable definition. Beautiful brows are the new thing. Start with the Ecobrow Brow Defining Crayon in Liz and follow it up with Ere Perez Aloe Gel Lash and Brow Mascara.  

    PRO TIP: For the most natural looking brows, gently draw short strokes w/ the brow pencil in the natural direction of your brow hairs. Don't fight against Mother Nature. Work with her.  
    Ecobrow Brow Defining Crayon in Liz Ere Perez Aloe Gel Lash and Brow Mascara

    LIPS

    The last step. The biggest impression.
    Kosas lipstick in Electra - Choose your weapon – we recommend Electra for obvious reasons (look at her!). Plump, hydrate and proceed with caution.

    PRO TIP:  I love to apply this color straight from the tube, then use my finger to pat this into the lips, almost like a stain. It makes it look more lived-in. 

     

    Beautiful. Thank you, Lisa.