Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Hard Candy Look with Madonna

I was just thinking how Madonna's new look for her Hard Candy CD is so different and striking (the amazingly smooth pale skin, the very thin and pale eyebrows, the enhanced eyes)! I was trying to figure out how she does it and found a great explanation in BellaSugar takes from www.drownedmadonna.com (below):

FACE: Begin by prepping your face with a serum, moisturizer, and eye cream. Then add a primer and medium-coverage firming foundation such as Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Makeup. Finish with a creamy concealer and an eye brightener. Tip: use a cosmetic sponge to ensure that everything is well blended.
To find out more about how to create this makeup look on your own, read more.

CHEEKS: Cheeks should have only a smidgen of bronzer to the areas of your face that are naturally kissed by the sun. Use a gentle hand and then apply a peachy-pink blush such as The Balm Hot Mama to the apples of your cheeks, following the natural contour of your cheekbones. For a radiant glow, add a liquid luminizer to your forehead, tip of your nose, and the top of cheekbones steering clear of the tiny wrinkles just under your eyes.

EYES: Sweep your favorite champagne eye shadow all over the lid and with a windshield-wiping motion, apply a copper color (such as Korres 22S Orange) in the crease. Line your upper and lower lashes (heavier on the top) with a golden black liner such as Nars Night Clubbing and then apply two coats of mascara. Line the inside of your eyes with a white liner. If you feel your lashes look a little wimpy, feel free to add a few lash pieces to the outer corners of your eyes for added fullness. (Trim them so that they blend in better.)

LIPS: Apply a pale semifrosted pink lipstick such as Heidi Klum's Very Sexy Perfect Lipstick in Heidi and then sweep a golden-pink lip gloss like Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect Lip Gloss in Jersey Pink on top. Rock on Madonna fans.