I’ve been watching Project Runway for years and I’m so excited to share Scott Patric’s (Project Runways lead makeup artist) hottest makeup tips for this season, how to get the perfect natural look and his experience working with the Project Runway celebrities and models! Check it out below.
How was your experience working with celebrities on Project Runway?
It is fun, challenging, and exhilarating working with the models and designers on Project Runway. We are in a creative time crunch, so we use all our know-how and creativity to pull it all together and make a great look for the audience and judges to view.
How should women emphasize their natural glow with makeup?
-Have a clear and simple direction before you start your makeup and you will get there faster and the look will be neater when you finish.
-Pick a feature to focus. If today the focus is a red lip, just define the eye and let the lip speak. If tomorrow it’s a smokey eye, then the lip steps back.
-“Sheer out” your foundations with moisturizer. Use foundation on problem spots from the bottle, and where your skin is great, let it show through by sheering out.
-Always use lots of mascara!! If you are in a rush, don’t skip the mascara, skip something else because the eyes are the window to your soul!!
-A white, shimmery highlight in the inner corner of your eye makes it look like you’ve had lots of rest. It brightens your whole face.
How can normal women pull off the “natural look”?
Women after 40 definitely need to moisturize. We need to be hydrated and do yoga. Find a foundation that is sheer but with a good amount of coverage. Try the Shu Uemura tinted spf because you will look flawless and have sun protection. For lips, try Chanel Rouge Coco in Charme #40. It’s hydrating with a touch of soy pink mauve color. It’s awesome! Always highlight the great spots on your face. Lips always feel young with a light gloss. Keep it simple. A beautiful lip and a clean face goes a long way. Eyeshadows with less shine work better for women over 40.
What are some of your personal must-haves and why are they so amazing?
My personal all-time favorite products are Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara for longer, fuller, more gorgeous lashes. Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani makes your skin look like you are fifteen! Nars Blush in Orgasm is the right blush shade for almost every skin color – the name says it all! Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Cream Lipstick in Tender #510 and Delicious #415 are citrus bright lipsticks perfect for the beach or an party after.
What is hot this season?
Fall makeup is about a berry lip. It feels so great after the summer brights to take it back to a more chic berry and a subtle, grey smoke around the eye.
To ensure a beautiful look throughout the day, what are the top three things women should carry around in their purse?
Every woman should have blotting papers, an eyelash curler, and Burt’s Bees peppermint lip balm in her purse!
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For me, waking up with wide awake and fresh eyes is a thing of the past. Even if I get my eight hours of sleep, I still need a little help from my mascara. I have a five minute makeup routine that I use year round, but during the summer it always needs a little tweaking. The humidity doesn’t let my powder foundation stay put, lipstick never ever sounds appealing if you’re sweating all day, and my trusty mascara needs a little more staying power. Now when I have a tan I can get away with just mascara, but it needs to withstand the 100 degree weather and even a day at the beach (yes, I wear mascara even to the beach). Check out my five tips to keep your makeup looking fresh all summer long!
Now is the time to sport your tan, and ditch the heavy foundation or powders. Try a tinted moisturizer of a BB cream with SPF, a light cheek stain or, even better for your skin, a bronzing powder. Tip: focus on the parts where the sun naturally hits the bridge of your nose, temple and top of cheeks for a natural look.
Save your pretty colored lipsticks for the cooler weather or try dabbing a little on your cheeks. On your lips use lip gloss and balms for a nude lip to compliment your summer skin routine. Tip: I’ve mentioned here how I dab bronzing powder over lip balm for some color and even on my eyes but lately I’ve been using a tiny bit of concealer mixed with lip gloss for a nude lip and it looks great!
Take advantage of summer’s most favorite hair trend: beachy waves. Skip the hair drier and try making your own sea salt spray for your hair (click here for Free People’s awesome concoction that I personally use). After spraying your hair pull it up into a bun and let dry. I know most women prefer a braid but I don’t like the way it leaves my thick hair. The bun gives it a looser wave and lasts longer. Tip: if you have naturally wavy hair like me then try blow drying just the front of your hair, and then apply sea salt by hand. This minimizes front-end frizz, which is the worst!
Mascara, mascara, mascara! During the summer I switch to a waterproof mascara so I can wear it all day without worrying about smudging if I am at the pool or beach. It really is a lifesaver. Tip: skip the mascara on the lower lashes. Waterproof mascaras can be tougher to remove and the skin around the eyes is the most delicate. It will give you an even more natural look if you apply enough at the top lashes.
Opt for the popular gel manicure. A bit pricier than a regular mani, but so worth it especially during the summer if your busy with kids like me. They dry instantly and stay shiny for up to two weeks.
What are some of your favorite summer beauty tips?