I love when Elle shares great makeup tips from artists who are behind-the-scenes and responsible for creating looks to covet. Whether you like them or not (which I happen to love them) the Kardashian sisters have taken over Instagram with their beautiful faces and Elle has shared their secret for these glamorous selfies, his name is Ariel Tejada. Read the full story on Elle.com, here.
He shares his top 9 tips for achieving “the perfect glow, impeccable skin, and, of course, bombshell lips”. Obviously this is right up my alley with SeneGence and LipSense. Here are his tips and my suggestions for achieving this with our incredible (let me reiterate this again, long-lasting) products that truly are nothing short of amazing.
- Illuminate Everything: “I love a good glow. Recently, that’s what I’ve been addicted to: making the skin look really fresh and glowy, yet still glam.” His tip is to use a liquid or cream highlighter on top of foundation but prior to finishing with powder. He suggested putting it on the high point of the cheeks, bridge of the nose and right at the center of the chin; blend, set and then apply powder. Ladies, let me introduce to your new BFF, MakeSense Pearlizer. It creates the perfect dewy glow. I was hesitant about using it at first because I didn’t want to appear oily. I’m so happy that I decided to give it a shot, because I now can’t live without it. I wear it daily and it is th
e only thing that keeps this tired momma looking alive and not like I should be cast on the Walking Dead. The Pearlizer can be used with any foundation, it doesn’t have to be used with our other MakeSense foundations (but they are amazing as well). You can purchase this must-have-tool for your beauty arsenal, here.
Eyeshadow can reshape your eyes: His signature eye look is achieved by using natural, bronze-y, warm-brown eyeshadows. To make more of an almond shape darken the outer part of your eyes, and for a rounded doe-eyed look using a dark shade around your eye shape to round it out. My top pick and go-to tools to achieve this look are the ShadowSense creme to powder eyeshadows from SeneGence. They are $22 each and versatile. I use mine to highlight my brows and as my eyeliner. They last all day af
ter they have set to powder and are water-proof and smudge-proof. Which is essential in the summer here is OK with 3 digit temps! My colors of choice are: Sandstone Pearl as the highlighter, Moca Java for the lid, and Smoked Topaz for accent and blending. I use Smoked Topaz for a day liner on days I’m trying to achieve a natural look, but I love to use Black Onyx as my eyeliner. It creates the perfect dramatic eye.
Here are the steps I take with these beautiful shades. Using Black Onyx as my eyeliner. This is such a popular color that it is currently on backorder, but will be coming back in stock soon!
3. Bombshell Lips: Tejada’s advice is to purchase a gloss because it livens up your look. He’s clearly a fan of Kylie’s line, which is sold out. But have no fear, we have played around with our color combos to come up with the perfect dupes for her shades. Here are some options that I have come up with utilizing our long-lasting colors.
Kylie is known for the matte lip, so I topped all these combos with our matte gloss, but I’m with Tejada, I like a glossy look so I go for the Glossy Gloss most days. Purchase the colors here and the glosses, here.