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How To: Makeup for the Redhead

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With the recent surge of bottled redheads (click here for a full list), we’re sensing a spring/ summer trend from the red carpet to the street. Suppose you do change your hair hue, how then do you alter your makeup selection? Going ginger is an adjustment on more than just your locks, it’s your entire look that needs a makeover. I enlisted celebrity makeup artist Troy Jensen, who has worked with everyone from Rachel Bilson, Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lopez, to offer his tips on the correct colors t0 pair with your new red hair, natural or otherwise.

“Redheads look stunning in pinks. Pink and red naturally complement one another,” explains Troy. “When your locks are red, consider a pink lip color. A sheer bright pink lip balm like Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable balm stain in Cherish or Jouer Cosmetics Sheer tinted lip enhancer in Bellini are perfect for a wash of color for day and night. Try adding a pop of vibrant hot pink with Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butter in Sorbet.

Dark lined eyes look stunning against red hair. Try Dior Twin Set Eyeshadow Pen in 060 Grey Sigh for eyes that pop. And pastel purple, mint green and shimmery champagne shadow’s look beautiful because red hair is so vibrant. Bird of Paradise, Dior’s new summer 2013 makeup collection (not yet available), is inspired by the colors of peacock feathers. It features a palette of beautiful hues from aqua blue, turquoise and emerald greens to sweet pinks, sand and golden bronzy shades. The collection offers two looks: Glowy Exotic for daytime and Wild Feather for nighttime. Both will look amazing on redheads.

Don’t forget to swipe a hint of pink blush onto your cheeks to add warmth to your face. Try Dior ‘Cherie Bow’ Blush in 729 Pink Happiness or  something with a coral pop like Chanel Joues Contrast powder blush in 71 Malice and 76 Frivole.

Red undertones in the skin are more noticeable on redheads, but a sheer bronzer can tone down redness. Try Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer. For fair skin, dust sparingly and use a shade that is more golden than bronze, like Guerlain’s Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzer.

Highlighting can give a beautiful glow to flecked faces. I like Benefit Watt’s Up! Soft Focus Highlighter for face. It has a delicate champagne glow and looks perfect on a redhead.” — Troy Jensen

Troy Jensen’s Fall Color Trends

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Fall is finally here! These plummeting temps sure are speaking a language all to themselves.

Here at Beauty Banter, we spoke with Kim Kardashian’s favorite makeup artist, Troy Jensen (who also works on the famous faces of Rachel McAdams, Megan Fox and Erika Jayne to name a few), to find out what looks he’s projecting as fall staples.

Here’s the dish so pay attention before the trend becomes trendy:

1. “The 1920’s and 1930’s will be inspiration for a lot of the fall collections and red carpet looks. Lady Gaga has already been shot looking like a star from the silent era. check out a make up line Illamasqua, available at Sephora.” ala Jena Malone, below.


2. “Dark smokey eyes are the look for fall. Dark charcoal, blacks and midnight blue. Check out Dior’s new Fall eyeshadow palettes. ala Erika Jayne, below.


3. “A deep berry stain and sheer gloss will put you right on trend with the seasons dark lip craze. I love Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.” ala Kim K, below.


It looks like fall is turning out to be a bit moody, slightly brooding and fantastically dark.

Thoughts, ladies?

*all pictures courtesy of Troy Jensen. Makeup by Troy Jensen.


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We, at Beauty Banter, are here to help. We love receiving your beauty questions and those sometimes frightening beauty emergencies. After all, that’s why I started blogging in the first place!

So, when one of our lovely readers, JOG, wrote in with the following question – “I see a lot of pics of celebs with what appears to be white eyeshadow. how do they pull this off without looking creepy/cakey/gross? Is there a method or a specific e/s you can recommend?” – we knew we not only wanted to answer it for her, but for all of our other readers as well.

This is a great Summer beauty question… how do you do a white eye right?

(Shimmery White Eye with Liner and Lashes:
J. Lo. from the Costume Institute Gala; May, 2008)

We enlisted the help of two amazing professional makeup artists for the answer.

Celebrity Makeup Artist and Photographer, Troy Jensen (he’s painted the faces of Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale, Halle Berry, and Paris Hilton – just to name a very, very few… you must check out his website – his client list is RIDICULOUS!), gave us these brilliant products and tips to help us on our quest:

Jouer Cosmetics has a brilliant cream white highlighter that works great in the eyes, Just dab it on your eye-lids with your finger tips, curl your lashes and add black Diorshow Mascara. I love to pair this eye with a deep pink stain lip and sheer gloss. I love Three Custom Color’s “Light Bright Lip Collection” in Palladium, Danceteria, and Limelight. They give a sheer wash of vibrant color. Perfect with a shimmery white eye, That’s fresh for Summer.”

Smashbox’s resident makeup artist, Lori Taylor, also had some tips and products in mind. Here’s her professional advice:

“The best way to achieve this look is by not choosing a white that is chalky. Using a cream based shadow or a shimmering white is best (try the white from the Smashbox trio, Twilight). You can be a little playful by adding an eyeliner that has a bit of pop to it. Like metallic gray, bronze or pewter (Try Smashbox’s Lava-Pewter, Putty-Taupe, Thunder-Gray or Water-Proof Jet-Set Bronze). Even purple, green or blue (a deep and subtle shade, not electric) shades can enhance the subtle color you tend to have by being in the sun. Experiment with false lashes. Summer is the time to push the make up envelope and shed those old winter habits and drab winter colors.

It’s always important to keep in mind that during the summer months (and really all year round) one should not mask the skin with foundation, try using a tinted moisturizer like Smashbox’s Sheer Focus. Skin is the basis for any good make up!

Thanks to Troy and Lori for their **exclusive** expertise!

And remember, if you’re in a beauty bind, email us! We’re here to help (and so are our fabulous, famous makeup artist friends)!

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