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RealSimple.com: Makeup Tips for 8 Common Problems

After: Claudia Rose

“Melissa showed me quite a few tricks to enhance the look I wanted,” says Claudia, who credits Silver with teaching her how to play down her rosacea, choose the right mascara, and apply foundation correctly (pat it on rather than rub it in). Plus, “she showed me how to apply the eye makeup in a way that highlighted my eyes, yet the procedure is quite simple and quick,” says Claudia. “I feel younger, prettier, and perkier! This can all be achieved in about 10 minutes, and I am thrilled with the results.”

How-Tos:

1. Apply primer to face. 2. Brush Eye Basics primer across the lids, up to the brows. 3. In the creases of the lids, brush on the darker shade from the Twice the Spice palette. 4. Dampen an angled brush, then use it to line the upper lids with the darker shade in the Coffee Shop palette. Press the brush into the eyelids, pushing it up to slightly diffuse the color. 5. Brush the same shadow into the corners of the eyes to give them a lift. 6. Dab on foundation. 7. Apply under-eye concealer. 8. Set makeup by brushing on finishing powder. 9. Fill in brows with pencil. 10. As close to the lash line as possible, line the lower lids using the same powder and technique as on the upper lids. 11. Curl lashes, then coat with mascara. (Use a gel-based mascara, which is smudge-resistant, if your eyes tend to water, as Claudia’s do.) 12. Line lips with pencil, then fill in with lipstick, using a brush, for a pretty but crisper look. 13. Brush on blush, but because the redness of rosacea tends to become more noticeable on the cheeks as the day goes on, restrict it to the tops of the cheekbones. 14. For a healthy glow, brush bronzing powder on at the hairline, temples, jawline, bridge of nose, and neck.

See Claudia’s own photograph of herself, post-makeover.

(Elinor Carucci)
RealSimple




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