This week, we are thrilled to share makeup tips from New York City’s Premiere Makeup Artist, Kimara Ahnert. Whether you have a black-tie event or are just having dinner with your sweetheart, try some of Kimara’s rules of thumb for a flawless high-definition make up look.
Perfect the Pout
Hollywood’s glam girls are notorious for never leaving home without a full, defined and kissable pout. Many women struggle to recreate the look in real life, but it’s easier than you think. “To create full lips, while brushing your teeth, brush lips to exfoliate and create a fuller pout. Then line lips outside of the natural lip-line, fill with your favorite lipstick and then dab a pearlescent lip gloss to the center of the lip for added va-voom!”
It’s All in the Eyes
Kimara acknowledges the impression eye makeup can make and believes, “to create good camera eyes use shimmering shades of champagne, neutral, gold and copper. The sheen shows off the sparkle within eyes and imparts the most impact.”
Contour with Color
For a more glamorous look, Kimara says, “no matter what, always have a pop of color somewhere – blush, lip or eye shadow color.” To create a serious hi-def look, Kimara regularly likes to apply bronzer to the cheeks to warm up the skin and then add a pop of blush color. By doing this you can easily camouflage imperfections and enhance your beautiful cheek bones. Apply some highlighting powder to the top of your cheek bones, temples, décolletage and shoulders for an extra-bright look.