A season to look pretty in pinkThe Toronto-based makeup artist Sebastien Tardif flew to Seoul recently to promote Bobbi Brown’s spring line.
Mr. Tardif, who has helped entertainers China Chow, Barbara Tucker and kd Lang create their looks, and done the makeup for Matthew Williamson’s, Halston’s and Bob Mackie’s fashion shows, chatted with J-Mode.
What is most important in makeup to you?
A creamy complexion. To create that perfect, flawless, youthful look, apply the stick foundation sparingly using a sponge, then spread the foundation with your fingertips to get that sheer coverage. Spot application of a concealer, using a brush, can instantly remove signs of fatigue around the eye. Brightening the eye area can make a person look rested and youthful. Emphasize the eyes with an eye liner and mascara and lips with sheer gloss.
What do you suggest for spring?
We use pink as the soft accent on the face. Iced pink is urban and sophisticated, yet fresh and pretty on any woman. It’s not about making any feature stand out, but about creating the fresh and romantic look. With soft grey around the eye and shimmering pink on the eyelid, pink has been used in many fashion shows. For the lips, I recommend semi-transparent Bobbi Brown’s Lilac Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss to bring out the natural lip color and shine.
How do you create a soft romantic look using a blush?
Try using a round-tip brush rather than a square-tip brush. The square-tip brush is used with bronzer, which can give you that sun-kissed effect. The round-tip brush works nicely in bringing a soft, round blush to the cheek. Work it into the highest part of the cheek bone and sweep it across the face to create volume.
by Ines Cho
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