In our November/December issue, we speak to four makeup experts, Montreal-based makeup artist Ekaterina Ulyanova, Kelsey Yule from Pure Professional, Toronto-based celebrity makeup artist Cheryl Gushue and Jasmine Dashtizad, Mirabella national educator on holiday makeup trends that dial up the glam factor.
Here are three day looks that clients can transition into nights of winter parties.
“Everyone looks good in a smokey eye,” says Cheryl Gushue. For clients who love this no-fail eye look, Gushue suggests a less extreme version for the day. “Take a metallic pencil and form a base on the lid. Then, build it with some black shadow on top but not too heavily,” says Gushue. Going into the PM, simply grow out the smokey eye for a dramatic effect with easy effort.
The holidays are about celebration, and that doesn’t have to wait until the evening gown is taken out of the closet. Jasmine Dashtizad suggests an eye with richer colours, or a sparkle or textured effect, while keeping the rest of the facial features toned-down. “Think about the textures in winter: satin, metallics, velvet,” says Dashtizad. “Create some iridescence using shadows and shimmers in the inner corner of the eye to highlight the eye. Or, blend along the lash line with eyeliner with different pops of colour, such as Mirabella Azure, Sweet Pea and Magic Marker Pen.
Mulberry lips and defined eyes
“Mulberry shades are so hot for this season,” says Kelsey Yule. “Try a deep wine colour with berry tones, which gives a clean, subtle yet defined look, such as the shade in the Shatura line from Pure Professional.” To compliment the dark lip, sculpt out the brow and define eyelashes with a tight line. “A tight line is colouring the insides of the lid, otherwise known as the inside water line. Don’t put any liner on the outside. Instead, take a cream pencil or a gel liner and line the lower and upper rim to define the eye in a natural way.”
Makeup by Ekaterina Ulyanova and Mirabella
Photos courtesy of Ara Sassoonian and Mirabella