Here it is girls! I’ve gotten so many “get the face” requests for this look I gave Adrienne Bailon. This shoot was for the cover of “Steppin’ Out” magazine and we had so much fun working that day. As you all know, Adrienne’s highly anticipated solo album and single, “Super Bad” will be coming out soon and I’m super excited! Stay tuned for a lot more “get the face” with Adrienne Bailon…
Adrienne loves to play around and expirement with different makeup looks, so for this shoot we decided to play up the eyes with darker shadows and keep the lips light and matte. Here’s how I did it –
On skin, use Keihl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer all over. Follow with Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Foundation. Set the makeup with a bit of loose powder by NARS. Use Stila Perfecting concealer under they eyes.
Brows are filled in with Lingering brow pencil by MAC and blended lightly with a Q-tip.
Eyes – I used Urban Decay Cream Eyeshadow in Whipped on the eyelids only. On the crease and outter corner of the eyes, use Walnut shadow by Smashbox and blend well. Line the upper lid with Smolder by MAC and smudge towards the outter corners. Use smolder again on the inner rim of the eyes, but starting at the center of the eye and going to the outter corner again. On the inner corners of the inner rim, use B-dazzle pencil by GIELLA. To smoke the eyes along the lower lash line, use Envy by Smashbox with a brush. Start with a little and build for more intensity. Blend it out to elongate the eyes. Finish with two coats of Loreal’s Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black.
Cheeks – To warm up her skin and contour, I used Casino bronzer by NARS all around the frame of the face and on the hollows of the cheeks. For blush, I applied Orgasm by NARS to the apples and blended out. For highlight, I brushed Rose Gold Illuminating finishing powder by STILA on the cheek bones and bridge of nose. I also put a dab of it right on the brow bone (under the brow).
Lips are lined with Subculture by MAC. I custom blended the lipstick myself at the GIELLA makeup counter at Henri Bendel and I named it “Bailon Besos.” Its very creamy and moisturizing! Comment or email me to find out how to get the lipstick.
I hope you all try this look out and please send me pics! xo – Mario