Photography by: Camilo Villota
Last week I swung into the Glossybox offices to get dolled up by the very talented makeup artist, Tomy Rivero. He created a soft, natural look for me with products by Aerin Lauder, which is right up my alley because it felt very manageable and something I could recreate again easily enough. I always love chatting with makeup artists and picking their brains on their methods, tips, tricks and all that jazz, because anything to make me look glowing and fresh faced, I love.
Below, Tomy opens up about his process and how he created this pretty and natural makeup look!
What were the steps you did to create this eye?
In order of use, I applied the Aerin eye brightener all over the eyelid to prime as this helps reduce redness and preps the eyelid to show the shadows true pigment and help with longevity.
Next, I applied the warm peach shade in the Aerin Kaleidolight Palette with a crease brush and shaped the eyelid to create a soft contour for definition and warmth.
Last, using a large eye shadow brush, I gently stroked the brush to create a color wash for a subtle pop of color.
What brushes did you use?
Big Shadow brush for a color wash. Small crease brush for definition
What kind of primer did you use?
Aerin Eyelight Concealer in Light.
Where do you put the pink powder on your cheek?
Everyone’s face shape is different, therefore depending on your face shape, there are certain places where you should apply the blusher. As a rule of thumb, look in the mirror, smile and on the highest planes of your cheeks pop a bit of color for a fresh look.
What is the best brush to apply cheek powder with? Do you use bronzers and powders?
I like to use a big fluffy brush when I do rouge and apply a splash of color for a natural look instead of a placed cheek color and contour look.
What is the best way to create a rosy cheek?
Take a nude lipstick, as long as its not frosted and dap two dots high on your cheekbones and blend for a natural rosy glow.
What are your tips for creating a cheek contour?
Mix your blush with a darker bronzer without shimmer and brush right under your cheekbones for an extra pop of color after your makeup is done; this way you can tell how much you need.
How did you create this this pink sheer lip?
Aerin Rose Lip Balm – my new obsession. If you layer lightly, it looks great on guys too!
Do you have any additional tips for creating a natural spring look?
Stains! They are fantastic for Spring and you can play with really beautiful bright colors that just pop your natural undertones. For fresh look and translucent finish.
Thanks so much, Tomy! And a big thank you to AERIN and Glossybox for letting me be a model for an afternoon and to Camilo for taking amazing photos! xoxo