If chanteuse Chrisette Michele isn’t everyone’s favorite L.A. R&B Diva, she should be. The girl can “sang,” her personal style is a welcomed update to the less-than-fashionable looks of the current cast and her makeup look – featuring red lips is something to be mimicked many times over with products from Laura Mercier, Japonesque, Milani, Eylure, Boots and IT Cosmetics.
To get this look that involves radiant-looking skin and a dollop of drama on the lips and eyes, just follow these steps…
A glow like Chrisette’s reads healthy, so achieve your glow with Japonesque Radiance Primer ($32, ulta.com) –
[tds-quotesymbol symbol1]the ultimate remedy for a complexion that radiates beauty and light.
The silky texture of this weightless wonder in a bottle glides onto skin with a pearlescent payoff with a blurring effect. What you’re left with after application are reflective pigments that attract and diffuse light leaving skin with a luminous glow.
An Even Complexion
When you apply Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Foundation ($14.99, target.com), you set the stage for unbelievable real-life encounters, as well as selfies galore because this foundation let’s you “find your light.” It’s a light-diffusing, anti-aging foundation combined with Protect & Perfect serum to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and provides SPF 15 sunscreen protection. Ideal for all skin types.
Set It Straight
Once your foundation is applied, it’s time to complete your flawless finish with Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder ($32, lauramercier.com) – an easy-to-carry, oil-free, loose setting powder that doesn’t settle into lines or pores.
Make Your Eyes Pop
Not much eye makeup aside from black liquid eyeliner along the top eyelid needs to be worn, unless you plan on keeping it neutral. The eyelashes of choice for this look? The serrated-finished look of Eylure London Dramatic #202 does wonders for elongating almond-shaped eyes.
Look Happy and Healthy
Whether you’re a “woman of a particular age,” says Wendy Williams, always, a young ingenue or fall somewhere in-between, a flushed cheek is a sign of health and who does blushes beautifully? IT Cosmetics. Wear anti-aging IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blush Stain ($24, itcosmetics.com) – developed with the help of plastic surgeons to hydrate, brighten and leave your cheeks looking naturally flushed.
Red Is Your Color
Try a different red on for size, like the kind that doesn’t dry your own lips, has some sheen to it, but isn’t overly-glossy and the kind that stays on true-to-color until you decide to take it off…we’re talking Milani Power Lip – Red Control ($6.49, milanicosmetics.com), which combines the shine of a gloss with the long wear of a stain. It first applies as a high-shine gloss and then dries down to a rich stain that lasts and lasts. Red is your color girl!
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