Life hacks of the famous American makeup artist.
Independent American Makeup Artist
"You have to learn to look at your face like a skull."
We are so accustomed to our faces that we no longer see them detached. To understand your face, as I said, you must learn to look at it like a skull, paying attention to the architecture of the bones. It's very simple: all people have cheekbones, forehead, jaw; just watch the light fall, what color the shadow becomes, and emphasize what nature has given you.
Do not close your eyes when painting them - apply makeup looking directly into the mirror. This is what I always tell my models when I work on their faces: if you paint your eyelids closed, the color and shape you choose for your makeup may look very different when you open your eyes. It doesn't matter what shape your eye is, Asian or European, drooping eyelid or not - everyone has eye sockets, so the rule is universal for everyone.
When finishing your makeup, squint and relax your eyes while looking in the mirror - with this little trick you will see not the color and technique, but the contours and contrast of your makeup. By deliberately blurring the borders of the makeup in this way, you will understand where to add colors and where to raise the line.
Try to make the color more voluminous - for example, using similar shades. Let's say you want to make a bright, large blue arrow. You can, of course, take a blue liner, and it will be pretty enough, but it can look quite flat. But if you take a turquoise shade and draw with it the inside of the arrow, and use blue on the outside, the line will become three-dimensional. The color will look uniform, but the makeup will sparkle in a completely different way. Another example is green shadows: if you apply them to the inner and outer corners of the eye, and paint over the center of the eyelid with yellow, the overall impression will be as if the makeup is illuminated by a bright sun. The eye will look rounder and larger by understanding how light works.
Beauty is balance and symmetry. The human eye is so arranged that it sees beauty in this. Beauty does not need to be comprehended, you feel it. I always tell my students - whatever you do in makeup, try to do it beautifully.
Interview: Moore Soboleva