Golden girl Jill Scott knows a thing or two about signature makeup looks. While this songbird regularly changes up her hairstyles, her classic makeup looks always keep her dreamy eyes in focus.
Choosing one feature to magnify with makeup is the clue to a curvy girl’s flawless makeup finish. All too often, those of us in the curvy world, tend to emphasize EVERYTHING on our already beautiful faces.
Rainbow eyeshadow, crazy obvious contouring, over-zealousness with blush, and lips that can be seen from miles away because there are either so bright or so shiny they can’t be missed. And a tragedy is when all of these makeup faux pas’ are combined. #trainwreck
So let’s take a lesson from Miss Scott, and create a golden makeup look that’s perfect for New Year’s Eve, date night or any special occasion.
1. Flawless Face
Use a foundation that covers your skin, yet at the same time imparts a natural glow.
Try: Tarte Maracuja 12 HR Foundation
2. Bronzed cheeks
Using a bronzer with a very slight shimmer creates great cheek bones and gives definition to curvy girl faces.
Try: IMAN Sheer Glow Bronzing Powder in Clay $16
3. Highlight and Glow
Highlight the upper cheekbone to reflect light and add more dimension to your face.
Try: Dolce & Gabbana The Illuminator Glow Illuminating Powder $47
4. Define Eyes
Dramatic, yet soft “look at me” eyes are the focus of Jill Scott’s makeup
Fill in brows to frame those bedroom eyes. Keep brows strong, defined by not too dark. You don’t want your brows to overtake your eyes for attention. Use a soft pencil and brush through brows for a natural look.
Try: NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil $4.50
Softly accentuate eyes with deep neutral brown shadows. Apply a light brown from lash to brow bone, and overlay with a deeper brown from lash line to crease. Blend, blend, blend so that there is no line of demarcation.
Line lower lash line softly using a slant brush using the deeper brown eyeshadow. Add a touch of highlighter from … to your brow bone. Blend.
Try: NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Cordura $34
Line upper lash line with an easy to use felt tip liner for ultimate control and precision.
Try: Josie Maran Magic Marker Argan Liquid Eye Liner $22
Voluminze eyelashes with lots of mascara. Apply one coat and allow to dry (do your lips while mascara is drying) then apply a second coat for POW lashes.
Try: CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara, Very Black 800 $7.99
5. Lip Love
In order for Jill’s lips to be the center of attraction, she keeps her lips in the nude family. Either with a soft creamy lipstick or a sheer gloss.