When I first started this blog, my dream was to create a space where beauty fans could find fun, honest information about the best products, makeup tips, and professional makeup artist inspiration. Above all, I wanted to provide a space where amazing artist from all over the field of beauty could share their artistry, personal makeup tips, and greatest looks. This week, I have been able to share with you the fantastic work of Marietta Carter-Narcisse, and now I get to shout out and share the work of my newest favorite.....Mathias Alan. I feel quite privileged that he reached out to me, and that I have been exposed to his makeup artistry. Not only is his work perfection, but his warmth and knowledge shine through in his videos and makeup work. I am thrilled to say this will be the first of many videos from Mathias on The Makeup Blogger. Follow him, adore him, and learn from him. I sure have!
"Audrey Hepburn’s look from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is classic and is an inspiration for me when working on many of my celebrity clients as a makeup artist in Los Angeles. The look is easy to achieve with only a few basic staples every woman should add to her beauty kit"
EYES: "First off, I recommend doing your eyes first before foundation and powder. This will ensure that any eyeshadow fallout or mascara smears, from getting too close to the bottom lashes, can easily be removed with a cotton swab and an incredible moisturizer like EMBRYOLISSE"
- For an all around perfect eyeshadow palette with all the nudes and basic shimmers you will need to get started, try the URBAN DECAY Naked palette. The pigments are rich, and blend easily.
- I like using very small defining brushes made from natural hairs to place color in the outer corners and in the crease.
- SENNA cosmetics makes a fantastic definer brush, it’s the one with the light blue wooden handle.
- Audrey was known for very lush dark brown lashes, and I’m sure her makeup artist applied a pair of false lashes just as I did.
- Most women in the 1960’s did, it was common for a Hollywood star at that time.
- To make the false lashes blend into the real lashes, always apply a coat of L’OREAL Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara before and after the falsies are applied.
- I perfect the skin second to the eyes and I absolutely love the FACE ATELIER Ultra Pro Foundation because of it’s silicone base for long wear and silky texture.
- Using a foundation brush from BDELLIUM TOOLS is best to apply the liquid onto the skin for an even coverage
- Then follow up with a rolling and patting motion with the BEAUTY BLENDER sponge to remove any excess moisture and fill in the pores.
- For concealer I tend to apply with a synthetic brush but follow up with my fingertips to blend because the warmth of my fingers helps to melt the creaminess of the concealer better than a sponge.
- Lastly, a defined brow is essential to this look and is very “on-trend” with the state of glamour today.
- I’m using RIMMELL Professional Brow Pencil in Dark Brown with a SENNA brow brush to soften the pigment and keep it from going on too waxy.
- MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Blush in #12 Matte Rosewood is chosen because the look of the 60’s was very powdery and matte so I didn’t want to have any excess sheen from the cheek hue.
- URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Midnight Cowboy, a taupe pink that is perfect for any skin tone looking for an everyday neutral, is placed over the entire lip almost like a lipstick.
- I wanted a nice matte shade and these pencils are really easy to apply as well as have a lasting power that I am very impressed by.
- URBAN DECAY’s Lip Junkie Gloss in Streak, which is a light sheer peachy nude, was added at the very end just to add a slight bit of hydration to the center of her lip.
"The shots were created for a BELLO magazine beauty editorial titled “HOLLYWOOD ICONS OF BEAUTY” for the Hollywood Issue. I am the Beauty Director of BELLO magazine and it is available for download through ITUNES or you can view previous issues at www.bellomag.com. Please visit my YOUTUBE page and subscribe for many more behind the scenes videotorials and makeup demonstrations here> http://www.youtube.com/karma33"
Mathias Alan is a celebrity makeup/hair artist working in Los Angeles with over 12 years experience in the beauty industry. In addition to being signed as an On-Air makeup expert with the Cloutier Remix agency, Mathias has been the key makeup/hair artist on E television's THE SOUP, with Joel McHale, for the last 5 years and has also been working on E’s newest weekly hit series “The Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic, and George Kotsiopoulos for the last 2 years.