How To Use a Highly Pigmented Palette
To get the effects achieved by the true beauty
experts—professional makeup artists—it helps to have the same tools on hand. From
mattifying primers to super-pigmented colors, palettes and products created
with the professionals in mind are the keys to getting your own showstopping
effects at home. So pull up a studio chair and get ready for a master class.
Flawless Face: A Primer
Professional makeup artists swear by primer because it preps
the face like nothing else and makes the rest of your makeup last longer. Magic
Perfecting Base is formulated to smooth and perfect the texture of skin, from
minimizing pores to filling fine lines to creating a natural glow. Apply a few
dabs to your face, including eyelids, and blend with your fingers or a sponge. The
weightless texture smooths on like silk and leaves the complexion feeling
cushiony and luxurious. After all, the MAGIC line is professionally inspired so
you can have all the tricks available to makeup artists.
All About Eyes
Infallible 24HR Eye Shadows are like jewel boxes of color.
Every one is highly pigmented, which means that the hues are delivered in a
microfine powder that packs a punch of color in every grain. They come in
finishes ranging from matte to metallic to crystal to bright and the best way
to find your faves is to try them all. Experiment with different combinations
of colors and finishes. (We love a bright aqua eyelid paired with metallic silver
swept along the brow bone.) Try applying color under the eyes for a
runway-inspired look that really pops. The possibilities are endless…so why let
the pros have all the fun?
Pros use this trick all the time: Combine colors opposite
one another on the color wheel—true complementary colors—to create a contrast
that adds eye-catching depth. For example, wear Power Volume 24HR Mascara in Black
Smoke with a yellow gold eyelid (we love the gilded Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow shade
in Eternal Sunshine). For those who prefer classic drama, Voluminous False
Fiber Lashes in Black Lacquer delivers inky-black pigment and builds ready-for-your-closeup lashes. After curling lashes, sweep mascara on top and bottom lashes, making
sure to work it between individual lashes. Finish with a second coat and let
A Kiss of Color
Lips get top billing in any star-struck look. Here’s how to
get movie-set results with ease. Colour Riche Shine Stain combines intense
color and glossy finish in one product. The secret is the formula. Shades like Berry
Persistent and Endless Red give lips the
full coverage of a lipstick, plus the polish of a gloss.