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All dolled up: Get the RW look

Published:Monday | November 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM
A sneak peek of the sultry look.
Get refreshed with with this evening look.
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Krysta Anderson, Gleaner Writer

Restaurant Week is all about the food, but how about looking good while partaking in savoury indulgence?

Ladies, let's make the occasion a night to remember, and be head over heels gorgeous by getting the RW look.

Make up can either be a woman's best friend or her worst enemy. With the help of makeup artist Tonij Phillips from Tones Beauty Spa, Flair explores ways in which a lady can get all dolled up and take her look from drab to absolutely fab.

The make-up artist gave us insight into two unique styles of makeup: the refreshing diva look and the sultry diva look. According to Phillips, "The refreshing look is suitable for a woman who is going to dinner earlier in the night or for a woman who is unaware of how to apply her make-up. This look is light and refreshing! We recommend this look for the individuals who may perhaps be going on their first or second date during RW."

Here are a few steps to help you pull off this look:

1 Apply your foundation to the four areas that usually require more coverage: forehead, cheeks and under the eyes. With a foundation brush smear your product outwards to the hairline and jawbone.

2 Place your highlighter under your eyes with a concealer or foundation two to three shades lighter than your shade. You may also apply this to the centre of your nose bridge for a slimming effect of the nose.

Your highlighter under your eyes is great for photo ops as this facilitates a play on light especially if you experience dark or sunken under eyes. The flash/light bounces off your highlight creating the illusion that the area is risen.

3 Apply a foundation or concealer two to three shades darker than your complexion to the apple of the cheeks or behind your smile in the formation of a 'C' from the centre of your eye to the temples and to the edges of the nasal bridge. This is your contour. Here you can create the illusion of a more sculpted or slimmer face. Blend your highlight into the contour. Over this apply a light blush.

4 On your eyes apply a flesh tone shadow to the brow bone, a peach or pinky shadow to the lid, while creating a 'V' to the outer corner of the eye. If you have "disappearing lids" like our model does, then place the 'V' higher than your natural eye crease or fold of the eye. Blend all the colors in one to ensure no line of demarcation. Line the top and bottom lid with a deep blue or charcoal pencil.

5 Last, line the lips with a brown pencil and apply a nude or pink gloss. For a more formal look you may fill in your lips with your brown pencil before applying a gloss. Set your face with your powder and Go!

"The second look, the sultry diva, caters to the woman who is more hands on with her products or making her way to dinner in the latter part of the night. A woman who naturally demands attention in any room she enters," she explained to Flair.

Here are a few steps to achieve this look:

1 Apply your foundation to the four areas that usually require more coverage: forehead, cheeks and under the eyes. With a foundation brush smear your product outwards to the hairline and jawbone.

2 Place your highlighter under your eyes with a concealer or foundation two to three shades lighter than your shade. You may also apply this to the centre of your nose bridge for a slimming effect of the nose. Your highlighter under your eyes is great for photo ops as this facilitates a play on light especially if you experience dark or sunken under eyes. The flash/lights bounces off your highlight creating the illusion that the area is risen.

3 Apply a foundation or concealer two to three shades darker than your complexion to the apple of the cheeks or behind your smile in the formation of a "C" from the centre of your eye to the temples and also to the edges of your nasal bridge. This is your contour, here you can create the illusion of a more sculpted or slimmer face. Blend your highlight into the contour. Over this apply a deeper tone blush. For more dimension, and a sultrier look apply a bronzer or a light golden shadow with shimmer above your blush.

4 On your brow bone apply a golden or copper shadow. On your lid apply a deep red or rust orange shadow, while applying a black or deep purple to the outer corner your eye heading towards your eye for a smokey effect. Smudge this purple or black until you have achieved your desired result. Ensure this shadow is extended above the natural crease or fold of the eye. Extend or apply the same shadow slightly below the lower lid of the eye. You may add a gold shadow to the inner corner of your eye. Line both your top and lower eyelids. Apply mascara for a more intense eye look.

5Line your lips with a black liner and fill the centre with a red lip pencil. This works as a lip primer and holds your lip colour in place. Over this apply a red lipstick and blend the red into black liner creating an "ombre" effect meaning light fading into dark. Set your face with your powder and Go!

Tip: If you have oily skin we recommend that you apply a green pea amount of primer to your foundation mix.

Shoot Credit:

Make-up artist: Tonij Phillips

Photographer: Saske Lee

Model : Xiomara Smith

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com