Yara’s go-to celebrity makeup artist, Emily Cheng breaks down the stars’ gorgeous soft and youthful beauty look.
SKINCARE: Before the red carpet, Emily prepped Yara’s cleansed skin with the iconic SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. The most important product to transform skin and create a beautiful canvas for makeup, SK-II’s “miracle water” contains over 90% pure PITERATM – the exclusive miracle ingredient found in all SK-II products that closely mimics your skin’s natural moisturizing functions and provides optimal hydration, glow and texture.
After pouring the lightweight Essence into her hands, Emily gently pressed and patted the product onto Yara’s face and neck with her palms for 1-minute to ensure even coverage of the miracle water into skin. The iconic Essence (unchanged for over 38 years!) provides instant, deep hydration, and leaves skin with a brighter glow, less visible wrinkles, smoother texture, suppler skin, and helps prevent spots.
“I love SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence – it’s great because you can use it anytime of year, no matter what your skin is going through,” Emily said. “The lightweight Essence absorbs quickly but provides deep hydration.”
The Essence absorbed quickly into the skin, then Emily dotted the velvety SK-II RNA Power Cream onto Yara’s forehead, cheeks and chin, massaging evenly over the face and neck. The luxurious Cream is absorbed into the skin after gently pressing and patting with the palms, leaving skin supple and radiant looking – the perfect base for makeup application.
“After gently laying a warm towel on Yara’s face and massaging a generous amount of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and RNA Power Cream into the skin, she was left with the softest skin and the absolute perfect base for makeup application,” said Emily. “The steam from the warm towel can help all the products further penetrate the skin.”
MAKEUP: “I love how there are so many layers to the gown and how each part slightly varied,” Emily said. “From the neckline and shoulders to the waist and legs the textures morphed but all pulled together to create a harmonious piece. I wanted to incorporate this and use it as inspiration for the makeup by adding another element of such on her eyes. I wanted to create something very organic with movement while staying soft and youthful. It reminds me of an oil painting with the different textures and intensity across the eye. And from each angle it would slightly change.”
For Yara’s makeup base, Emily applied Bobbi Brown Longwear SPF foundation and a bit of Bronzing Powder in Deep and Blush in Pale Pink. Fun fact: Emily mixed a couple drops of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence with foundation to provide an additional boost of moisture.
EYES: Emily used Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color in Rebel Rose, the same Blush in Pale Pink, and Crystal Lip Gloss. “The eyes are purposely not overly-blended, keeping it organic and raw so you get that oil painted appearance,” Emily said. “I used a fluffy brush to stipple and only gently buffing out to disperse the Rebel Rose. Then overlap with another brush to fluff-on the Pale Pink Blush. Right before she left I popped on gloss to add that final dimension.”
LIPS: Emily used Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip in Haute Cocoa and Cool Beetz. “Keeping the eye as the focal point while still tying the whole look together, I tapped on Bobbi Brown Pale Pink (the same product I used on her eyes) on the apple of her cheeks,” Emily said. “For the lips, I pressed Crushed Liquid Lip in Haute Cocoa all over to create an even base and then starting in the middle I pressed Crushed Liquid Lip in Cool Beetz and feathered outward… Much like a flower blossom.”
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
SK-II RNA Power Cream
Bobbi Brown Longwear SPF Foundation
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Deep
Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink
Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color in Rebel Rose
Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip in Haute Cocoa
Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip in Cool Beetz