A skilled artist, Sherri Jessee not only creates one of a kind upstyles and braided looks, but beautiful makeup as well. In this tutorial Sherri creates a beautiful smokey eye and bold lip pout on Miss Virginia USA 2014, Arielle Rosmarino. Follow along with the steps below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!
Step 1: Prep.
Begin with clean, moisturized skin. Tweeze any stray brows.
Step 2: Eyebrow Powder.
Use an angled brush and light brown shadow to fill in and correct eyebrow shape. For extra drama, be sure to emphasize the arch.
Step 3: Shadow Primer.
Using a concealer brush, apply to entire lid.
You can also lightly tap on to any blemishes to conceal.
Step 4: Brown Shadow.
Gently sweep brown shade just over the curve of the eye and blend.This helps emphasize the eyes creating the illusion of depth.
Step 5: Superwear Gel Eye Liner.
Go close to the lash line on the top and line the water-line on the bottom.
Step 6: Accent Color.
For more drama, use a flat brush and smudge the liner with an accent color of choice close to the lash line on top and bottom.
Step 7: Lashes.
Apply single lashes. When using a strip lash, trim it to fit your eye and allow the glue to dry about 30 seconds before applying as close to the lash line as possible.
Step 8: Mascara.
Brush on mascara to combine your lashes with false lashes. Apply to the upper and lower lashes. Be sure to comb out any clumps for a natural appearance.
Step 9: Foundation.
Air brush is great for flawless coverage.A spoon works great to cover the eye area.
If not available, use a foundation brush to lightly apply foundation...or a powder brush to apply mineral powder to even skin tone.
Step 10: Blush.
Blush can also be applied with airbrush. Spray lightly from the apples of the cheeks toward the hairline.
Step 11: Lip Color.
Use a lip brush to apply long wear lip color. Go just outside the natural lip line and fill in entire lip. Allow to dry and add lipstick or gloss, if desired.
Step 12: Contour and Highlight.
Apply light tan/taupe shade to the hollows of the cheeks.For more drama, you can also lightly sweep under the jawline, and down the sides of the nose. For more drama, apply highlighter above the cheek bone, on the brow bone, and on the bow of the lip.
The Finished Look:
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Model: Arielle Rosmarino, Miss Virginia USA 2014
Photography: Nathan Mays