Elle Leary, makeup artist to ‘Mad Men’ actress Kiernan Shipka, shares how she gives the young actress a flawless glow.
“When we sit down with Kiernan and her mom to figure out her look for an event it is a process that takes into account her amazing fashion sense and individual flair. With her makeup it is a fine line to keep her looking age-appropriate but still honor her sense of style.
I make sure to keep her skin dewy, glowing, and youthful by moisturizing with Arbonne oil-absorbing lotion. This is a vegan, organic, paraban-free product. I try to use these types of products on her since she is so young.
I use a full-coverage foundation but sheer it out a little with moisturizer so we can see her beautiful snow-white complexion.
I love to draw attention to her amazing cheeks by swirling a little Harvana by Benefit on the apples. Perfect blend of pinks, peaches and a highlighter.
Sweep a variety of eye-shadows on her lids of taupes, browns, coppers, pinks, and mauves. I stay away from eye-liner and just finish off with two coats of mascara. I apply mascara with a medal eye-lash comb to give her the most natural and separated lashes.
Lastly we love to play up her lips; Kiernan loves pinks and nudes.
Most of the time I stick with a tint or stain to let her natural colour come through, but other times when we are trying to pump it up a little, I use a creamy lip pencil to colour in the whole lip.
I often use Peche by Chanel with a little gloss in Mica just in the centre of her lip.
Finish with a little dusting of a translucent powder in the T-zone and you are done.”
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