A power makeover: Alexis Glick x 4
I bet you’ve heard that fair-skinned blonds should wear pastels, and dark-haired mediterranean types look best in earth tones, yes? In other words, a woman’s coloring determines the makeup she should wear, right?
But what if one brunette is a yoga instructor in Colorado and the other is an advertising executive in NYC? Or one blond is a kindergarten teacher in Maine and the other is an aspiring actress in LA? Would they wear the same makeup? Probably not! Because STYLE is as important as coloring when you choose what look works best for you. That’s a big part of what Fashion for the Face is all about.
Let me show you some examples.
Lovely Alexis Glick was the anchor for Fox Business News at the time when photographer Philippe Salomon paired us up. I have boundless admiration for this woman. Her daily show was broadcast early morning, she has two small children and she juggles a crazy schedule, all the while looking fresh as a daisy and radiating positive energy. Her multi-faceted lifestyle gave me the idea of giving her four distinctly different looks that mirror the various aspects of her different roles: mother, career woman, celebrity and occasional fashionista.
We began with what I call the No-Makeup Look. Many women don’t like to look like they are wearing any makeup at all, yet they want to “beautify” just the same. To achieve this clean and fresh face I used concealer, foundation, blush, eye pencil and lip gloss. It’s all in a subtle application.
This is the Polished look. This classic and versatile approach is what most women want: present but not overwhelming. It’s perfect for most settings – from the office to the school bake sale. The key here is the nice balance between eyes and lips, applied with a light touch.
I call this the Red Carpet Look. Everyone has a Red Carpet occasion for which one channels the inner movie star to dazzle and impress: a wedding, a Bar Mitzvah, a reunion, a cocktail party with colleagues! Darken the eyes, intensify the blush and unleash the red lipstick!
This is the Makeup Diva. The look is bold, runway-inspired and very up-to-date. Excellent for sitting in the front-row of a fashion show or being photographed for an ultra-cool fashion magazine. Big velvety smokey eyes and a pale nude lip. It’s all about drama and mystery.
Thank you Alexis for playing this makeup “identity” game! Many women can relate to the idea of being different personas throughout the days and weeks. From my point of view it’s not one woman = one makeup. Just as we change our clothes to fit these occasions we can also vary our makeup accordingly.
Be confident, be inspired.