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YOUR LOOK makeup By Shantell Tavarez Be Brave BeBold By accentuating either your lips or your eyes, you can create a simple, lasting look that will blow people away at any occasion ummer is all about simplicity and a fresh look, but winter is the time of the year when it’s okay to be bold and dramatic and bring your best face forward. I chose a classic, warm, smoky eye because it’s a look that is easy to recreate yet really makes a statement and leaves a lasting impressing. You can create a smoky eye with an assortment of neutral colors, such as purples, browns, blacks and greys, so it’s a makeup look that goes with any outfit for any special occasion. When you are creating any bold look, focus on one feature to accentuate, such as the lips or eyes. I chose to do a sultry, smoky eye on our model, Miranda, because it brings all the attention to her most flattering feature—her eyes. S STEP 1: PERFECT PREP We prep the skin by using a skin-perfecting primer. I used Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer for oily skin. This fills in any fine lines, covers the appearance of large pores, keeps the skin matte, and most importantly allows the makeup to be ap- plied smoothly. For girls with dry skin, however, I recommend using a moisturizer first, followed by a primer. STEP 2: DROP THE BASE Next step, the foundation. I prefer a cream-based foundation, because I find that it photographs well. Setting the foundation with a loose powder to control any shine, I then shaded her cheeks using a soft bronzer and applied a light pink blush to the apples of her cheeks. Blush plays a vital role because it adds life back into the skin during the winter months. PHOTOS BY TED WEST Miranda Fenzau has been modeling since the age of 6 and placed as first runner-up in the Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012 Pageant. The 16-year old Marist Catholic High School student is a featured model in the Spring 2013 edition of Pageantry and PromTime magazine’s Fashion Showcase. STEP 3: PRIMETIME EYES We then move on to her eyes. I started off by adding an eye primer (NYX white base eye shadow primer, to be exact). I did a light eye shadow wash all over her lid with a neutral eye shadow closely resembling her skin color, then I added a matte black shadow to her eye lids and started blending the color upward until I reached the crease. Don’t start with the shadow on the crease, because if you add too much color, it will be much too dif- ficult to remove. Overall, begin by slowly building up the color, layer-by-layer, BEFORE 14 PAGEANTRY