Jah Provide The Bread

On Thursday I did Corinne Bailey Rae's makeup for her performance on The Tonight Show. Check it out!

(Makeup by me, Hair by Christian Marc.)

I get a lot of requests for makeup and beauty tips for women with darker skin tones, so here are some notes on the products I used to create the look.

For the complexion I used Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #9 with a drop of #11 to keep the color warm.

I highlighted the apples of her cheeks with NARS Blush in Lovejoy

Her bold shadow shades were from the Chanel Eye Shadow Quad Murano

I lined her eyes with MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder

I then coated her lashes with MAC Opulash mascara, which is one of my new favorites...

On her lips I used NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama

and topped it off with Chanel Hydramax + Active Lip Care to keep the lips hydrated and slightly glossy...

I finished off the look with a light dusting of MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder along the t-zone to prevent shine, but keep the skin looking fresh!

Hopefully these ideas inspire you with your own looks!



Jessica said...

she looks great!

Sugarpuff said...

gorgeous! I have been wanting to try that foundation


Charlene said...

I just saw the performance & she looked absolutely gorgeous!!!

I immediately came bk to ur blog to read what u used for the eyeshadow! It was intense I loooooved it! Amazin work from an amazinn artist!

One love from Jamaica ! :) & she did a bob marley cover too haha

Justine McKnight said...

hi amy!

looks fantastic :) beautiful work!!! i discovered you via the MAC Pro site (i've just had 2 interviews with MAC... fingers crossed!) and i love your blog :)

quick question: would you consider networking the most important factor in a successful makeup career? aside from going to get a certificate (which i'm hesitant to do because i've been doing makeup for years) where do you think the best place is for me to start?

would it be trying to find a makeup artist in the area that i could assist and learn from? or just begin building my port anyway i can?

i would love your advice! looks like you're well on your way to the top!

i've got a blog about beauty as well :)


justine xo.

Amy Chance said...

Thanks for the comments. Justine, I would say the best way to learn is by assisting other artists in your area. Good luck with the job! :)