How to Get Naturally Pretty Makeup
Dina Rose Rivera
“During the holidays, I often go out right after work so I need a quick way to enhance my eyes and lips that doesn’t look too flashy or over-the-top.”
For holiday parties, Dina Rose Rivera longed to look like herself, only better. Dior makeup artist Ricky Wilson showed her how.
Perfect your complexion
Apply concealer just where you need it, then dab highlighter on the inside corners of eyes to make them big and bright. Find both products in dual-sided Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Conceal & Brighten ($35).
“Contoured cheeks give instant lift to the face,” Wilson notes. Brush a mosaic pink blush, like Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Blush in Blushing Rose ($10.95; drugstores), from your temples down to the apples, using the natural angles of your cheekbones as a guide.
Sweep on shadow
“Chrome-colored shadow works on all skin tones,” Wilson says. For maximum impact, apply Dior 1-Colour Extreme Eyeshadow in Argentic ($27.50) along your top and bottom lash lines and up to creases.
Add oomph to eyes
Wiggle the brush of a black volumizing mascara close to your top lash lines then sweep it over lashes (this adds drama but doesn’t take as much time as liner). Try L’Oréal Paris Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara ($7.95; drugstores)
Stain your lips
Long-lasting lip stains don’t require post-eggnog touch-ups. Apply a rich berry version, like CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Plum Pout ($7.29; drugstores), then use your finger to press in the color for a pretty, muted effect.