Tuesday, January 8, 2013

give your classic look an update with Mary Kay Beauty

the little black dress; black pumps; a camel trench coat; the bold, red lip ~
these never go out of style because they're timeless.

that said, even our beloved classics need a bit of an update from time to time! now that we've started a new year, it's a fabulous time to consider doing this. so, i consulted Mary Kay Glam Squad celebrity makeup artist, Virginia Linzee. she has a beauty recipe that can be done quickly and will be the perfect look for any occasion!

we beauty girls know, eyebrows frame the face and can make or break a look. so, first start by creating"the perfect modern brow to make a statement".

to get the perfect arch, Virginia suggests the following:

using a clean mascara wand or brow brush, brush the brow hairs downward, sketch quick, light strokes with Mary Kay Brow Definer Pencil at the top of the brow, mimicking the direction that your natural hair grows. dampen a very thin angle brush and dip into an eye shadow or brow powder that matches your natural brow color. fill in any sparse areas using quick brush stroke; comb a gel {like Mary Kay Brow Gel} into brows in an upward motion to keep brows lifted and hairs in place.

update the monochromatic, neutral look! Virginia's tips for a "simple and sultry" face:

for a gorgeous, neutral makeup look, Virginia likes to start by creating an even skin tone. Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer works well on clear skin while Mary Kay TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation is best on more uneven skin tones.

for eyes, start by applying a deep brown eyeliner pencil into the upper lash line; "keep the line thick near the outer eye and thinner as you near the inner corner; soften the line using a smudge brush."

next, sweep a mid tone eye shadow shade over the eyelid and blend into the crease. blend softly under the lower lashes as well. using a darker shade {like Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Truffle}, blend shadow on the outer corner of the eye and over the liner. "be sure to blend well and fade the shadow out to avoid harsh lines." finish off with black mascara.

"to keep this look super modern, skip the blush and instead, contour." 
Virginia does this with a product like Mary Kay Bronzing Powder.  she adds, "Mary Kay Mineral Highlighting Powder in Pink Stardust can be applied on the cheek bones near the temples, the bow of the lip, down the bridge of the nose and on the center of the chin."

complete the look with Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Café Au Lait or Rich Spice.

i can imagine what a gorgeous finished look this would be! many thanks to Virginia for the tips and product suggestions. if you're curious, Mary Kay has a plethora of fabulous products to create any look, from timeless to trendy, so head over to their website and see for yourself.

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