Here’s beauty contributor Eileen with another Beauty Bomb!

Ever wonder how all these celebrities get those gorgeous, flawless faces?

The Fashion Bomb has some insider tips from celebrity makeup artist, Tisa Howard, on how to recreate their looks at home.

Look like Ciara in no more than 20 minutes with these techniques:

Ciara Makeup Look

1. Foundation: Start with a moisturizer like Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 to give skin moisture and allow makeup to last longer. Apply a full coverage foundation like MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation or L’Oreal True Match with a brush or moist sponge and dab for an even color.
2. Cheeks: Apply shimmer on apples of cheeks with fingertips in a soft pink or rosy shade of blush like Tarte Cheek and Lip Stain.
3. Highlight/Bronzer: Use a Bronzer like Bobbi Brown Brick Compact Bronzer and sweep bronzer ONLY to places where the sun would normally hit your face: nose, temples, edges of the face, and cheekbones.
4. Eyes: Use a neutral shimmery shadow to highlight the brow bone and sweep on lids as well from lash line to crease to make your eyes pop. Apply liner in black or brown to the inner corner of the eye–line all the way to shape. L’Oreal’s Voluminous Volume Building Mascara will seal the deal once applied to top AND bottom lashes.
5. Lips: Use the Tarte Lip and Cheek Stain and follow with a clear lip gloss like C.O. Bigelow’s Mentha Lip Shine.

To mimic Kim Kardashian’s smolder, follow these steps…

Kim Kardashian Makeup

1. Eyes: Line the inside of the lower lash line all the way around and also line the corners of the upper lid. Use a warm plum color like Rock & Republic Saturate Eye Color in Twisted, Paranoid or Provocative and apply starting at the lash line and working up. Apply this same color to the lower lash line working for the outer corner to the inner. Follow with a neutral shimmer in the corners of eyes and under the brow bone to highlight. Apply a volumizing mascara like Bare Escentuals Buxom Mascara in Blackest Black to give your eyes the finishing touch.
2. Highlight/Bronzer: Use a bronzer like Shu Uemura’s Eternal Golden Bronzing Powder and apply to temples, nose, cheekbones and edges of the face.
3. Lips: Apply lip balm like Burt’s Bees Beeswax to lips and use a mauve or beige lip liner to line and fill lips. Finish up by applying lip gloss like Lancôme’s Juicy Tubes to the center of the lip.

Lastly, for Mariah Carey’s sweet, peachy keen…

Mariah Carey Makeup

1. Eyes: Cover the whole eye with grey shimmery shades like Giorgio Armani Maestro Quad in Ocean. At the outer corner of the eye use a darker color like navy to form a v-shape and use a contour brush to blend from the outer corner into the crease.  Apply liner to the inside of the lower lid and follow up with mascara to the upper and lower lashes. Add shimmer to the corners of the eyes and brow bone.
2. Cheeks: Use a peachy color on cheeks like Benefit Georgia Peach Blush.
3.  Lips: Finish the look with Benefit Full Finish Lipstick in Lady’s Choice and apply clear gloss to the center of bottom lip.

A few tips:
*If brows are sparse, fill them in with a powder like Smashbox Brow Tech Duo and set brows with a clear wax pomade.
*For a smoky eye, try sweeping talcum powder under your eyes. The talcum powder catches any excess eyeshadow. Once you’re done, brush it away!
*Use a concealer that is a shade lighter than your skin tone to cover up unsightly blemishes and discoloration.

Have fun trying out these looks!



7 thoughts on “Step-by-Step Makeup: Ciara, Kim, and Mariah!”

  1. What about tips for darker skinned females? Do you subscribe to the same “beauty” ideals that advertising execs and brands have. Can we get some diversity? Thanks!!

  2. Anonymous, I almost agree you.
    But think about it. What actress/celeb represents the darker end of the spectrum (without it looking like a token)? Alek Wek? Seriously. Is there anyone?
    Maybe popular celebs are not diverse enough in skin tone. Which is a bigger problem.

  3. Anon & Momo—you can copy these looks and be any skin tone. The peach and rosy blushes suggested above also work well on darker skin tones although I prefer to use brighter blush colors on dark skin since it shows up so pretty :)

  4. It’s Anonymous again. There are some celebs with darker skin tones inculding: Kelly Rowland, Taraji Henson, Gabrielle Union, Nia Long, Meghan Goode, Oprah, Serena and Venus, Angela Basset, Tischina Arnold? I could list a few more if you want…

    For this post to be relevant, there needs to be a spectrum of people to emulate – just like they do it in the “white” magazines.

  5. Anonymous:
    Get a life, it’s not that serious, this is for entertainment, if you dont find what you want here, leave.

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