Beauty On Parade:
Beauty Secrets You Can Steel From The Silver Screen
Couldn’t your face use a little star quality? “Strip away their makeup, and celebrities are just women.” says Michele Burke, an Oscar-winning makeup artist for Hollywood’s leading ladies, including Renée Zellweger and Penélope Cruz, Whose makeup has to not only look great but also has to hold up for hours under hot lights. “It’s knowing the right products and the little tricks that gives the stars the illusion of being perfect,” Burke adds. Burke is also a consultant for Max Factor, so she knows how to work her trade secrets with everyday beauty products. She used Factor’s new long-lasting makeup on our two models to show us how. Even if you don’t start out with Renée’s skin or Penélope’s expressive mouth, there are plenty of insider tips here for you.
How To Get A Natural Look:
1. Smooth on foundation lightly, only where needed, to even skin tone.
2. Holding a fluffy brush in one hand, tap it lightly with the other hand, so blush falls in pixels on the apples of cheeks.
3. Pat on powder to set foundation and blush. Use a fan brush to blend seamlessly.
4. Pick a shade of mascara that matches your natural hair color.
5. Separate and highlight lashes by lifting them up and out with an eyelash brush or a clean mascara wand.
How To Accentuate Your Eyes:
1. Dot dark-brown pencil along outer corner of top lid and along bottom lid, above and below the roots of lashes, concentrating on outer corners. Smudge it.
2. Smooth a dot of foundation on the lid and under the eye, on any dark areas. Blur it slightly into the pencil. Powder, if moist
3. Using a soft brush, dot and smudge eyeshadow along pencil lines.
4. Apply a little taupe powder eyeshadow under the brow bone.
5. Rub a nude shade of lip pencil all over lips. Add shine with a garnet shimmer topcoat.
By Elizabeth Gaynor
Frankly, before interviewing Michele Burke, I hadn’t realized how close movie makeup is to that of real life.
On the big screen, the face is ultra-magnified, like it would be in your makeup mirror. subtlety is key. The idea is for others not to come away thinking, “Wow, all that makeup looks great,” but rather, “Wow, she looks great!”