Beautify Your Face Like the Celebumoms Do!
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Whether it's advice on new makeup styles and techniques, or tips on makeup for your wedding day, New York City makeup artist Kimara Ahnert has established a reputation as one of New York's most prominent. Her custom designed collection of makeup and skin care products and exclusive studio on Manhattan's Upper East Side have been somewhat of a secret address for models, celebrities, socialites and busy executives. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Amanda Peet, Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley, Isabella Rossellini and Tipper Gore have all been graced by Kimara's magic makeup wands.
While makeup trends come and go, Kimara’s philosophy is to transend fashion, by determining skincare regimens and cosmetic palettes that best suit each and every lifestyle. She also believes that clients benefit from a little "makeup education," so they can learn how to create the professional-caliber looks –sans makeup artists! gasp! I don't know about you, but I quickly become overwhelmed with choices when I try to keep up with today's fashion trends while also trying to find a look that flatters me. Kimara.com has an "Ask Kimara" section. There, customers can ask professionals about colors that would suit them and how to apply product. Lucky for us, Kimara gave Mommywood her top tips for moms:
1. Three Must-Have Make-Up Products: Bronzing powder, mascara, and lipstick. (Kimara¹s picks are Super Crème from Kimara, or Revlon's Color Stay)
2. Her favorite product is bronzer for its versatility. You can use it as a blush, as an all over face powder, or sweep it over the eyes as a contouring eye shadow. (Kate Hudson recently said that bronzer is the one thing always in her make-up bag. Her faves are Stila bronzing gel or Estee Lauder¹s gel or mineral bronzer powder.)
3. Buying makeup online is an easy way to purchase product during baby downtime. Most websites give a 30-day trial period to return product for a full refund.
4. For the mom on the go, keeping eyebrows properly shaped gives you a polished look with minimal effort.
5. Get that Celebumom Glow:
Step 1: Create the perfect foundation by concealing all blemishes and dark circles with a solid foundation stick. Apply with a brush - always - and set with a powder foundation, applied with a sponge.
Step 2: Apply bronzer from the décolletage on up – "I use this on everyone celeb and socialite that has walked though my door," says Kimara. You can contour the face by using a fan brush on cheekbones, chin and bridge of the nose. Bronzer warms the skin and brightens your eyes. If you want to minimize a larger nose, use a concealer over the bridge and bronze on the side to soften the angles.
Don’t forget the blush – a touch of it adds the right hint of color.