Friday, February 21, 2014

Makeup Artist Feature....Grammys Makeup Look

Makeup Artist Yolande Denise Johnson is an LA based Makeup Artist. Her work can be seen on many famous faces from music videos, to televison and red carpets.  One of Yolande's latest beauty sessions took place on the morning of the Grammy's when she made up a music ICON... Mc Lyte . Lyte's makeup always look beautiful by the way.... I asked Yolande to share with us the breakdown of Lyte's look, here is what she had to say...."Let's start from the very beginning. MC Lyte has gorgeous skin. She takes very good care of herself. Lyte eats clean & has a regular routine of exercise and drinks plenty of WATER. These key essential things are what keeps a womans' skin healthy with a healthy natural glow. I started off moisturizing her skin. I then applied primer to her face so that the makeup would lay on top of the skin and wouldn't sink into her pores. Once the skin was primed I was ready to Paint! I used Laura Mercier liquid oil free foundation and YSL Oil free Teint Parfait as my base. Then I went in with eyeshadow and highlighted her brows. Once I completed her shadow and eye brows, I applied eyelashes & mascara using Black Creme eyeliner from MAC to her almond shaped eyes. Contouring & highlights for the cheeks an cheekbones are done with soft browns from Laura Merciers Bronzing Powder and Polished Creme Blush.  I finished up her lips with MAC's Ruby Woo lipstick & Cherry liner. Lyte was #GrammyBeat and Red Carpet ready."