makeup By Shantell Tavarez
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
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,