Tuesday, April 19th 2016
Today is National Look Alike Day, so naturally, GLOW jumped at the chance to doll up a client in the same fashion as their celeb doppleganger. When longtime client Mendy scheduled her on-demand beauty services with head GLOWPRO and GLOW founder, Yaz, the gals at GLOW knew they would have to tag along to document her transformation. After all, it’s a front row seat to watch Yaz in beautifying action! And, it just so happens that Mendy shares many distinct (and gorgeous) features with a celeb we all love.
Every girl can name a celebrity whose look they’ve been crushing after for, well….ever! Mendy was no exception. When the GLOW gals arrived at Mendy’s home to shower her in beauty services, she let us in on her fave celeb look: the iconic Sandra Bullock. We know just about every woman out there has ‘oohed’ and ‘ahhed’ over Sandra’s flawless skin, caramel kissed tresses, and glowing smile. But, the trait that stands out to us the most is just how stinking down to earth her look is; whether she’s dressed to the nines or in jeans watching the ninth inning, her effortless, natural beauty transcends. We knew this wouldn’t be a difficult task for Yaz, considering Mendy has so many of those traits, as well.
Yaz started by prepping Mendy’s skin with a good cleanse. Every GLOWPRO knows the importance of skincare, especially Yaz, so she reached for a staple in her makeup bag: the Beauty Boosting Rinsable Cleansing Balm by Trish McEvoy. After rinsing and patting dry, Long Wear Face and Eye MakeUp Remover pads were used to remove any leftover residue. To prep the eye area for application, Trish McEvoy’s Line Refiner was applied directly under the eye to eliminate puffiness and smooth fine lines.
With a prepped face, Yaz focused on achieving Sandra’s natural look by incorporating light browns, soft pinks, and opaque plums. (GLOWPRO TIP: Complete your shadow application prior to applying under eye foundation or concealer to easily allow for wiping away any shadow fallout). To achieve the look, Trish McEvoy's Eye Base in Demure was dabbed all over the lid and set with a sweeping application of Soft Peach Deluxe Eye Shadow. Orchid and Rose Quartz Glaze Eye Shadows were blended together from the inner to the outer corner of the lid, with Brush No. 45. The crease was defined by edging Brush No. 29’s bristles filled with Topaz and Sugar Plum Deluxe Glaze Shadows across in a receptive, semicircular motion. To complete the eye, Yaz dipped Brush No. 50 in Finish Line, a Trish McEvoy product which instantly turns any shadow into a waterproof eyeliner (AKA: must have investment), and applied across the top and bottom lash lines. Finish by curling lashes and swiping mascara, working from the inside out.
After removing any fall out from the eyeshadow application with a q-tip, Yaz applied an all-over BB Cream primer and moisturizer. A treatment foundation in Sunny Beige was applied with Brush No. 55, the deluxe blending brush. Powder in Beige was used all over to set the foundation, with translucent powder used to highlight darker areas, such as under the nose and eyes.
To achieve Sandra’s natural look, Yaz completed minimal contouring by applying bronzer with Brush No. 65 in a C-pattern, lining the forehead, along the temple, down the cheekbone, defining the jawline. A luminizing cream was used in the center of the forehead, along the bride of the nose, and the peaks of her cheekbones to highlight her natural glow.
To round out the look, Yaz cleaned up Mendy’s full eyebrows by taming them with an eyebrow brush and filing in the shape with an angled brush lightly coated with a matching shadow. She then lined the lips with Trish McEvoy’s Essential Pencil in Barely There and filled in her pout with the Beauty Booster Lips and Cheek Stick in Perfectly Rose. To add the final sheen, a gloss coat was applied using the Beauty Boosting Lip Gloss in Pretty in Pink. A quick spray of Mac’s Prep + Prime setting spray ensured Mendy’s look would stay put through her event later that evening.
As you can see, Mendy’s final look mirrored the natural, effortless style that Sandra so often gives off on the red carpet. By using muted colors, light contouring, and illuminating bronzers, the shimmery glow of Sandra’s style can easily be mimicked. Now that Mendy's look is complete, it's your turn. Whose celeb style are you dying to steal? GLOWPRO's are here to help and would love to beautify you for your next event, special occasion, or day of glamour.
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