All hail, Queen Lupita!
So really, you tell me, does she ever do any wrong? I don’t think so. Today was the annual ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood Event. Read on to see how her makeup artist, Nick Barose, created her look using a mix of L’Oreal and YSL products.
INSPIRATION: Lupita wanted a natural, yet polished, look. Nick used warm colors on her, including a light plum liner on eyes, coral on cheeks to give the look of a natural flush, and soft rosy lips to give a bit of contrast with her ivory colored dress. The final look was sophisticated and elegant, yet still youthful.
STEP 1: Gently dab the YSL Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream Skintone Corrector in Dark ($50) into skin to hydrate, soothe and add radiance. Then gently apply L’Oréal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation in Soft Sable ($15.99) over the foundation to give skin a flawless finish and even out skin tone.
STEP 2: Use the YSL Eyebrow Pencil in 005 Ebony ($30) sparingly to fill in and shape brows, and then brush with a clean spool brush to even out and distribute color.
STEP 3: To highlight eyes, first add a winged line above the upper lash line and beneath the lower lash line using the (add L’Oreal Paris in the product name and link) Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Plum ($8.99) as it’s a perfect color for daytime that plays well with darker skin tones. Gently tap Lancôme Color Design Infinité Eye Shadow in 102 Timeless Taupe ($25) above the liner onto the lid to add a more bronzy color to the eyes. Apply two coats of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black ($8.99) to the upper lashes.
STEP 4: Dab cheeks lightly with a cream blush first, such as Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric in Fresh Baby Pink ($39),to add a natural flush. On cheek bones only, dab a little bit of L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blush in Coral Lift ($12.99) to add a finished soft glow.
STEP 5: Create a polished glossy lip using L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in 303 Rouge Allegro ($9.99).