Get the Look: Keri Hilson’s Bronzed Lips & Smoky Eyes

August 8, 2011

The beauty of Summer is getting a sun-kissed and bronzed for the beach and nights out at swanky soirees.  Skip the skin damaging rays of the sun for a faux glow with self tanners and bronzers that will make you look as though you just came back from a fabulous vacay in St. Tropez.

Clebrity hair and make-up artist Alma Qeraxhiu of the Alma G Salon & Spa (38 East 21st Street), shows us how to look red carpet ready using singer Keri Hilson as inspiration.  We love Keri’s shimmery brown lips with dark peach cheeks and a smokey eye.  Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get her look using Smashbox products.

1. Start with Smashbox Studio Skin foundation and set with Photo Set Pressed Powder, this will give you a natural matte finish.

2. Next, use Ginger Snap blush on your cheeks, then apply a deeper colored bronzer like the Smashbox Halo Bronzer. Gently blend in the two colors. On the bridge of the nose, the tip of the chin, and on the brow bone, highlight with Smashbox Baked Starburst.

3. Then, line your eyes with Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner Pen in Jet Black. Allow the liner to flip at the outer corners on a slight angle. Apply Smashbox eyeshadow trio in  Screen Shot  shadow. Then add 2-3 coats of Full Exposure mascara.

4. For the lips, first apply a lip moisturizer then use Smashbox Nude Lip Pencil in Medium . Apply your Smashbox Photo Finish lipstick in Dazzling and then for extra shine, use the Smashbox High Shine gloss.

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