Artistry Makeup

Artistry Makeup

March 10, 2014

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top: Zara // vest: Aritzia // ring: Giles & Brother

One of the biggest perks of working in the fashion industry is working with some of the top people in the beauty business and picking up a few tricks and latest trends.

I had the privilege to work with NYC-based celebrity makeup artist, Rick DiCecca, on a photo shoot the other day. He happens to be the brand ambassador of the beauty line, Artistry, and it was like Christmas working with him, as he showed me all of the amazing new products he helped develop. Here’s some of my favorites in the line that you’re going to want for your own beauty arsenal:

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This palette of eye shadows is probably going to be the most used thing in my makeup bag now. It has just about every flattering color for every occasion and season because it’s all pretty natural-looking and subtle enough that it compliments your face, rather than makes it look made up. I used the taupe color that is like the dream every-day shadow I’ve been looking for that doesn’t have all that shimmer business that makes it look like I’m wearing makeup.

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I then used a skinny bent liner brush for the darker espresso matte color to line my lids. Trust me, this looks way more natural than pencil liner and is surprisingly easy to do.

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The tawny hot chocolate color was perfect to add in the crease of my lids to create more depth, yet still look natural and compliment my light eyes.

STYLIST TIP: Warm colors like browns look fabulous on blue and green eyes and cool colors like purple and grey works great on darker eyes. Think back to the color wheel in your high school art class and use complimentary colors to bring out your eyes.

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This face highlighter and bronzer may have sold out, but this similar one will do the trick.

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Using multiple colors instead of just one blush will create more of a natural flush to your face. Rick added that you can blend together or use one to highlight and one to contour on your cheeks.

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I’m a sucker for a good lipstick and my bag may carry about 5 at one time, but this one may be the only one I need. It’s not only subtle in color, but it doesn’t have that tacky and fake feeling like most glosses do when you put them on.

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I then used a highlighter gloss to add a bit of sheen to the center of my lips, making them appear fuller than they actually are (did you know your lips shrink as you get older??).

The bad news is this duo gloss is sold out online (contact Rick if you want one), but for $16.50 each, you can get a few of them and these have a built-in mirror and LED light to help you apply them!

 

I apologize to my readers, but the giveaway has been cancelled, but both Rick and I promise there will be another one coming up soon, so please check back!

 

 

see more beauty tips from Rick on his blog!

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