Could the right makeup help you look like a superstar celebrity?
Not every actress is a natural beauty; in fact, many women who are celebrated for their looks would never stand out from the crowd if they weren’t partnering with a talented stylist who knows exactly how to contour eyes, mouths, and faces to set these features off most appealingly under the bright lights of the camera.
With a trip to your favorite makeup counter and a little bit of practice at home, you can achieve these same looks for yourself. Here are some before-and-after photos that demonstrate how the right cosmetics can turn that face you see every day in the mirror into a style maven with supermodel looks.
Bright red lipstick and a glowing complexion with just a suggestion of smoky eye shadow transforms any woman into a femme fatale.
No one looks good with an oily, blotchy complexion. A creamy, translucent foundation with a smidgeon of eyebrow shaping and coloring can get you ready for prime time.
Actress Allison Williams has pert girl-next-door-looks, but when she wants to look dramatic, she goes all out for glamour with a foundation with bronze undertones, a more fully accentuated eye and brow, and lips that are made more sensuous by highlighting nearly nude gloss with a dark coral lip liner.
One of the best things about being a makeup artist is that you can try out new looks on your own face! This sassy stylist is having lots of fun with thick brows that don’t even try to look natural, butterfly lashes, and dark, bold eyeliner that sets off the saucy glint in her hazel eyes.
The right makeup is particularly important on your wedding day when you’re posing for photographs you’re going to treasure for the rest of your life. This lovely bride sports a demure look that draws attention to her sparkling tilted eyes and her cascade of curls.
When you’re a busy Mom with five kids, you barely have time to keep up with your brood, let alone take care of yourself. You need makeup you can put on quickly. This basic makeup consists of a light, pearly foundation, a pop of blush, a touch of eyeliner, and a peachy lip gloss that probably takes no longer to apply than brushing and flossing your teeth.
Bridesmaid makeup can be tricky. You want to look stunning, of course, but not so stunning that the eyes in the crowd single you out and overlook the bride. Here an ivory foundation smoothes out an oily complexion and a little bit of eyeliner on the upper and lower lids make eyes look wider, brighter and friendlier.
A face is like a canvas. Dramatic makeup like a pale foundation, ruby red lipstick, and black eyeliner can turn a homespun Wyeth gal into an elegant Manet ballerina.
Looking for a natural look that will help you become an outdoors beauty? It begins with a bronze-based foundation and mascara that makes your eyes stand out.