Next time a client asks for a classic look, actress Emma Roberts’ flawless makeup at the 2015 Emmys makes great inspiration.
Satin-finish porcelain skin, smoky lined eyes, darkly thick lashes, sculpted brows and a subtle pink lip, Emma Roberts is giving us plenty of inspiration with this modern take on Old Hollywood glamour. The young actress, who is set to star in a new television series called Scream Queens, looked immaculate, despite the oppressive heat in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Keeping skin looking dewy, not sweaty is every makeup artist’s challenge, particularly when serious heat and plenty of cameras are part of the equation (which possibly accounts for around three quarters of all weddings). The key here? Diligent skin preparation. That means, before your brush goes anywhere near foundation, skin should be prepped with a lightweight moisturiser, followed by a quality primer. Try Napoleon Perdis Auto-Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer or M.A.C Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone – these two brands know much about the importance of priming.
Post foundation, a fine-as-mist setting powder will keep skin from looking clammy under the camera flashlight. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder is so fine it seemingly does everything and nothing with just the lightest-of-light dusting.
Have your say: When creating perfectly polished makeup, how do you keep your clients’ skin looking flawless without any slick?