“To give eyes a glistening ’30s screen-siren effect, I use lip gloss or a thick balm like Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream,” said Pati Dubroff, who has worked with Miley Cyrus and Natalie Portman. “I’ve also used a dark lip gloss over a smudged eye pencil for a sultry look. The lids look wet. The stuff slides around, but it looks great.” “One of my favorite things for clients with unruly eyebrows is a product from göt2b that kids use to spike their hair,” said Jo-Anna Lynn, a makeup artist at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger. “I use it on a mascara spool.” Kathy Jeung, who does Rita Ora’s and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s makeup, creates the illusion of a fuller brow using eye shadow blended with a bit of brow wax or mustache wax. “My favorite product for this is Stila matte powder eye shadow because it has a dense yet silky formulation that has great grabbing power,” she said. “Use a shade lighter than your brow color and apply with a stiff angled brush in the same direction as your eyebrow’s growth pattern.” Amanda Mattos, who writes an email beauty newsletter called A Series of Tubes, uses highlighter on her eyelids. “I bought a golden yellow Benefit highlighter called Sunbeam, and it looked awful on my face, but it’s the most perfect daytime eye makeup,” she said. She applies it on her eyelids as a subtle shadow before applying eyeliner. Mr. Castro uses Face Stockholm Matte Eyeshadow in Lavender as a blush. “It’s one of the most beautiful colors on your cheeks,” he said. “The blue in it creates a dusty rose effect that makes skin look supple and radiant.” He also likes to take three lipsticks of the same color family and blend them together on the cheeks. “It gives you a beautiful depth,” he said, “especially if you’re being photographed.” “I put the white luminous part of a highlighter on the top of my lips as if it was a lip liner,” said Salma Hayek Pinault, creator of the Nuance Salma Hayek line. “Everything that is dark is going to give you depth, so the highlighter pulls your lips front and center. Underneath the line you fill the rest with lipstick.” For the fall 2014 Marc Jacobs show, François Nars applied his Dione Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow on top of Striptease Lip Gloss so that the lips had a touch of frosted metallic silver, he said. Ms. Murray takes a small amount of Vaseline or Egyptian Magic skin cream and, with her finger, works it into the back of her hand, then pats the excess on the cheekbones, down the nose and along the cupid’s bow. “A little goes a long way, so use it very sparingly,” she said. “It gives the skin a youthful, juicy quality that makeup can’t achieve.” To create an iridescent lotion, Derek Selby, the national retail director for Cover FX, blends loose shimmery powder with body lotion. “For day I might do three parts lotion to one part powder,” he said. “For night I’ve done the opposite, using three parts powder to one part lotion.” “I use hair spray, Kerastase Double Force, to set shimmery body powder so it doesn’t wear off,” Ms. Zomnir said.
Makeup Artists Suggest Unusual Application Ideas - NYTimes.com
Messing around with some of these suggestions. Good times.