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FALL.WINTER 2012/13

Blue Aura

“Blue Aura” is the name of the gorgeous fall-winter look by award winning American make-up artist Kevin James Bennett for Kryolan. In this upcoming season, ombre and “tonal” make-up are the statement makers and Bennett demonstrates this trend by creating a modified smoky eye of unexpected elegance using blue as the new black. The focal point is a modern, intensively color saturated eye make-up, framed with a flawlessly perfected complexion.

Kevin James Bennett, winner of 2 Emmy® Awards, is famous for his technique of creating radiantly beautiful complexions that frame his make-up art. “Make-up becomes fascinating and quite memorable when there is one featured element”, is his credo. “And smooth, perfected skin is the ideal backdrop.”

Foundation
To obtain the ultimate in natural foundation, veteran pro artist Bennett relies on High Definition make-up for his work in all media formats (film, video and photography) – also for everyday looks.

As a base, Bennett applies HD Micro Primer to insure the perfect foundation application and extended wearability.

After the skin is primed, he applies foundation only where it is necessary. For his trendlook, Bennett recommends the soft focus appearance of HD Micro Foundation Matifying Liquid and chooses a shade that matches the model’s natural skin color exactly. Immediately upon application, this delicately matifying foundation with micronized pigments looks satin-like and creates a “second, lovelier version of your own skin,” as Bennett describes it.

As next step, foundation guru Kevin James Bennett contours the face. With HD Micro Foundation Cache, he creates a strong brightness in the center of the face and the tops of the cheekbones. Instead of blusher, he shades the face below the cheekbones with HD Micro Foundation Sheer Tan in a tone somewhat darker than the foundation itself. This imparts warm radiance and subtle depth.

Next fall and winter, the trend will go toward a more matte finished complexion, which is why he sets the make-up in the next step with invisible, ultrafine HD Micro Finish Powder.

Eyes
Creation of an ombre eye make-up requires graduation of various shading levels from a single color family. Bennett creates his exotic multi-dimensional teal trend color using two cool matte blue shades and a shimmering HD Living Color (jade) pigment.

Eye Shadow Matt (sky) in dynamic sky-blue from the Eye Shadow Trio Set (Blue Aura) is applied onto the entire eyelid, blended into the crease and continued under the lower eyelash line. “This is how”, Bennett says, “we create the modern round form which is very fashion forward.”

On the outer third of the lid and in the eye crease, Bennett blends a blue-black Eye Shadow Matt (night blue), toward the center of the eye until it disappears into the Eye Shadow Matt (sky). The final step to create the ombre effect is a translucent layer of HD Living Color (jade) distributed very delicately with a brush over the entire shadowed area and below the eye along the lash line. The effect is sensational: an intensely saturated blue-green frames the eyes in a multidimensional aura like a dazzling teal jewel.

Definition is achieved with HD Cream Liner (ebony) along the upper eyelashes and along the waterline of the lower eyelid, accentuating the white of the eye and adding more depth. Mascara is applied liberally to the eyelashes.

False Lashes made with genuine hair are added to the upper lashes to create more drama but are not obligatory.

For a perfect canvas Kryolan Eyebrow Powder is applied smoothly to the brows.

Lips
The lips remain nude so they will not compete with the eyes for attention. They are shaped and defined with a Contour Pencil, and then as final step colored with High Gloss (wave). It returns the natural beige tone to the lips yet appears soft and glowing.

Fingernails
Nail Color (magical) goes onto the nails. Eyes and nails are colored in complimentary shades of blue. Whereas the eyes show a metallic shimmer, the nails are enameled in a modern satin-matte finish. For a maximum of elegance, the nails should be moderately short and filed in natural shape.

The key tip from top-pro Kevin James Bennett for a sophisticated look such as “Blue Aura” is: “The make-up must look seamless. Blend, blend, blend – and if you think it looks good, blend a little more”.

Make-up artist: Kevin James Bennett, New York, www.kjbennett.com | Model: Oksana Chepel

USED PRODUCTS

  • CONTOUR PENCIL
    $6.80
    :: MORE COLORS
  • EYEBROW POWDER
    $14.50
    :: MORE COLORS
  • EYE SHADOW MATT
    $11.75
    sky
  • EYE SHADOW MATT
    $11.75
    night blue
  • HD CREAM LINER
    $19.50
    ebony
  • HD LIVING COLOR
    $16.50
    jade
  • HD MICRO FINISH POWDER
    $27.00
    :: MORE COLORS
  • HD MICRO FOUNDATION CACHE
    $36.45
    :: MORE COLORS
  • HD MICRO FOUNDATION MATIFYING LIQUID
    $49.95
    :: MORE COLORS
  • HD MICRO FOUNDATION SHEER TAN
    $33.00
    :: MORE COLORS
  • HD MICRO PRIMER
    $27.50
  • HIGH GLOSS
    $19.50
    wave
  • NAIL COLOR
    $6.95
    magical
 
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