Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kate McCarthy on NBC Miami

Kate McCarthy
Last week our go-to makeup guru, Kate McCarthy, got to escape the winter cold at our Denver office and travel to Florida where she showed off her makeup skills on NBC Miami. The segment focused on how to create three simple looks that anyone—that means you—can master. Here are her tips:

Day Look:
The model's skin was a little dry so McCarthy decided to use Loose Base which gives a dewy finish perfect for reflecting light. Then she blended the dusty rose, mauve, and silver shades found in the Eye Shadow Trio in Napoli to create a natural look suitable for a 9 to 5, or a Saturday running errands. A touch of Blush in Bellini and the first model was good to go!

Hyper-pigmentation:
The second model struggled with skin pigmentation irregularities, so McCarthy used first applied a light layer of Camouflage on the areas that needed to be lightened followed up by Pressed Base on top. Once there was a smooth canvas, she used the Eye Shadow Trio in amethyst for a fun evening look.

Holiday Look:
For the final look McCarthy chose to do a twist on the classic smoky eye using the Alloy Eyes Collection. "Instead or pulling the 'smoke' [aka darkest shade] all the way up to the crease," she says, "I just smoked out her liner using the Micro-Precision Eye Pencil and the darkest shimmer from the [collection]. The rest of the model's look was kept pretty natural and bare to give "a fun sultry grunge type of smoky eye for the holidays." Lipstick in Bali and Liquid Lips in desire topped it off creating a perfect "Bordeaux-wine" lip color.

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