The Real Housewives of Atlanta are in town this week for Bravo. My best friend Warren B. was hired to do makeup for Nene Leakes and Lisa Wu Hartwell. I assisted him during his job yesterday in NYC. (Can you believe that just 7 months ago, I created a makeup tutorial based on Nene?!) When we arrived, Nene already did her brows, which were chiseled to perfection! She used a brow pencil (is it safe to assume it was MAC Spiked?). I’m sure you all want to know the dish, and let me say this. What you see on TV is real, Nene and Lisa are NO different than they are on camera. They are as real as it gets! Here are the looks that Warren did on the ladies. Click here for the looks!!! …
Real Housewives of Atlanta are totally taking over my life. Every Thursday, I make sure that I have set aside the time at 10pm to watch them on Bravo. A few weeks ago, I noticed for the 50th time that Nene wore pink and purple on the eyes. It set off that “OMG-I-need-to-do-a-tutorial-STAT!” feeling in my bones. By 2am, I had one eye completely finished, and by 4am the tutorial was up and running on Youtube. I made it a lot more vivid than Nene usually does, but you can definitely keep it toned down and wear it successfully. Gotta love how Nene isn’t afraid of color!
One of the keys to this look (and so many others) is the base. Painterly Paint Pot made a vast impact on this look. Many people shy away from this color because it doesn’t match their skin tone. I love Painterly because every color that you use with it comes out looking perfect! Think of it this way. If you have a purple marker and you write on a purple piece of paper, it won’t show up as well. But if you take the purple pencil and write on a white piece of paper, you’ll have a much more noticeable drawing. If you wanted a frosty, more metallic look, using a cream on top of the paint pot makes a huge difference. For this look, I used a pink cream colour base by MAC Pro. Since then, however, I’ve found Make Up For Ever Flash Color in white, which will be my base for frosty shadows for now on! Remember, use a very thin layer and use it on top of another base to prolong creasing. For step by step instructions on how to create the look, check out the video below or head on over to my Youtube page for even more videos!