How-To: Daytime and Nighttime Makeup

(Photos by Lindsay O’Neil)

How-To: Daytime and Nighttime Makeup

By Melinda Serrano

Makeup: Melinda Serrano

Photography: Lindsay O’Neil

Model: Chanel Hounsley

Marked Ministry dedicates our photo shoot to our friend, Chanel Hounsley, survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

May this shoot inspire women going through cancer to shine their beauty!

Daytime:

The first look of the day for Chanel was very natural, light foundation, neutral eyes – everything very minimal. Moisturizer and primer was first applied to Chanel’s skin to prepare for the makeup application. For foundation, I wanted to use something sheer with build-able coverage to ensure it wouldn’t look like she was wearing too much face makeup; I still wanted her natural beauty to be seen. Next I moved to the eyes. Again neutral tones were used, so I started with a warm brown to a add definition and create shadow, then a pop of silver to compliment her outfit. Lastly, I added brown eyeliner and small pair of falsies to complete the look. Lips and cheeks were light as well, a soft pink blush on cheeks – and to finish the look off, a classic nude lip with a bit of gloss.

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Nighttime:

The second look was much more dramatic, my personal favorite! Without removing any of the makeup from the previous first look, I added on darker shadows to Chanel’s eyes to create a smoky effect, which I then winged out for extra drama. A bit more blush was needed at this point, so I added more blush to the cheeks, touched up the lips, and a another pair of falsies to make her eyes really pop!

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It was so much fun getting to work with Chanel; it was truly a pleasure. I was pleased with the looks and I hope she was too!

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(Chanel and Melinda)