Roberta "Robbie" Rogers (pictured above), the personal hair and makeup artist to award-winning actress Vivica A. Fox, helps you go from runway to reality with her star-style beauty tips.
This holiday season go for beauty that bewitches and enchants. We love this bold and mysterious makeup scheme as seen on the runway at Kimora Lee Simmons' fall Fashion Week New York show. Fiery red lips combined with a smoky intoxicating eye will create a look that is unusually exotic and feminine.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Black eyeliner pencil
- Black liquid liner
- Black mascara
- Silver metallic eye shadow
- White iridescent eye shadow
- Black eye shadow
- Eye contour brush
- Eye smudge brush
- Large dome brush
"To get that smoky eye, first prep the face with a good moisturizer, foundation and then powder. Always use good makeup brushes to deliver flawless looks," says Robbie. "I personally like Sonia Kushuk makeup brushes that are available at Target."
Apply an eye shadow known as a primer all over lid. "Remember, you can use any color of eye shadow to create a smoky eye," confirms Robbie. "My favorite color is sketch by MAC Cosmetics." We suggest using several different complementing black base eye shadows that range from off-black to deep ebony. You want to weave the contrasting tones of light black with your deepest black shadow. Finish off the look with a silvery shimmery eye shadow that can be lightly dusted around the rim of your top and bottom eyelashes.
"Experiment and have fun with makeup. With the stroke of a brush, you can create a new look in a matter of minutes! Make sure you blend your colors for a finished look," Robbie advises.
Check your work and make sure your eyes match, and that the color is equally blended. Apply black mascara to the upper and lower lashes. Try Bourjois Coup de Theatre False Lash Illusion - Duo Mascara ($16.50, strawberrynet.com) that thickens and lengthens the lashes for spectacular wow factor.
Red is the ranging color for fall, so let your lips bloom in a fiery rosy red shade or mauve.
Dior Creme de Gloss Creamy Burgundy 735, $25.50, sephora.com
Vincent Longo Velvet Riche Rejuvenating Lipstick Pure Demure, $23, sephora.com
NP Set Lipstick - Madrid Matte Bright Red, $15.00, target.com