Face: I first prepped and primed Alejandra’s skin with Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturizer and added a few drops of the Skin Hydrating Booster and let it soak into the skin for a few minutes. I applied a few drops of MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Coverage Foundation in shade 155 (Medium Beige) all over face and blended with a Beauty Blender Sponge. The foundation was set in the T Zone with MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder. I lightly contoured and bronzed the face with my “Secret Bronzer” and then highlighted the cheek bones, bridge of nose and chin with the Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight powder.
Eyes: I applied MAC Eye Shadow in Freshwater all over eye up to the crease and on the lower lash line for a smokey effect. With a soft black kohl pencil like Smolder from MAC Cosmetics, I lined the water line. The brow bone and inner corner of the eye was highlighted with Vanilla Pigment from MAC Cosmetics. I wanted the lashes to be full and luscious so I used MAC False Lashes in #21 and applied two coats of L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black. The brows were filled in with Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette and groomed using Anastasia Brow Gel.
Lips: I lined and filled in the lips with a Naked Liner Lip Pencil from MAC Cosmetics**. I then applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Intense in shade #22 straight from the tube for an opaque finish. No gloss was used in this look.
**Naked Liner from MAC Cosmetics was either limited edition or Discontinued. The Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil in Nude Beige from MAKE UP FOR EVER is very similar.
Photo Credit: Ron Derhacopian