See how one bride-to-be is using our new Makeover Magic tool to perfect her wedding-day look. Find out how this ESSENCE.com staffer is getting ready for her big day. By Qianna Smith
Make Me Up
See how one bride-to-be is using our new Makeover Magic tool to perfect her wedding-day look. Find out how this ESSENCE.com staffer is getting ready for her big day.
By Qianna Smith
Photo by ESSENCE
Take Your Picture
You will have fabulous realistic results with ESSENCE Makeover Magic if you start with the perfect canvas. Here, Saba Gashugi, ESSENCE.com project coordinator, pulls her hair back straight and bares a clean fresh face for the best virtual results.
“I don’t wear a lot of makeup on a regular basis and the biggest thing I am worried about on my wedding day is the pictures. I want my face to look natural and my eyes to sparkle,” says Saba, pictured here using the Makeover Magic tool with ESSENCE magazine Beauty Editor Pamela Edwards, who recently profiled her own wedding experience on ESSENCE.com.
Can’t seem to find the right foundation or powder for your beautiful brown skin? Forget about buying products that don’t work; find the right shades and beauty brands that are suited just for your skin tone when you try Makeover Magic.
“Women of color have so many shades and undertones that when it comes to choosing the right foundation I recommend using two shades of foundation," advises Leo, who also works with Dawn Richards from former girl group Danity Kane.
“Choose a foundation one shade lighter than your complexion for your t-zone to use as a highlighter. The other shade used matches the color of skin around your jaw bone, which you can use as your all-over base,” says Leo, who has been featured in the pages of ESSENCE.
Photo by Jennifer Cooper
Finding a fierce flush for summer can be difficult with so many blush colors on the market. Makeover Magic takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect shade for your complexion. “For the cheeks I am using a cream blush,” says Leo. “This allows the cheeks to pop while looking very supple and dewy.”
“I groomed Saba’s brows and took off excess hair and shaped them to accentuate her eyes,” says Leo. “I then filled in the brow with powder and wax. After I determined the proper shape of the brow, I cased the brow with concealer.” Check out Makeover Magic to find your signature brow shape.
Saba checks out her makeup while Leo prepares to recreate her Makeover Magic hairdo. We think she likes what she sees! Try on hairstyles from short to long and everything in between using the Makeover Magic tool.
Photo by Jennifer Cooper
“I want my hair to look elegant and chic and Makeover Magic allowed me to try on so many styles that it was painless to find the one that worked just right for me,” dishes Saba.