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Get the Look! Kelly Rowland on the September 2013 Cover of Essence Magazine

Essence Beauty

Photos Courtesy of http://www.essence.com; http://www.maccosmetics.com and www. nyxcosmetics.com

Kelly’s aired her dirty laundry and yet again revealed her fresh face! Summer has come and nearly gone far too quickly, but looks like the one Kelly’s sporting here would certainly make the transition to cooler weather and shorter days easier. Last fall’s beauty trend was berry-inspiring! I predict this season’s will be the same (P.s. I’m hoping for a burnt scarlet trend. If the trend launches, say #BBBeautyDC called it!). Until then, here’s a quick tutorial on how you can pull of a flawless rock-star look like Kelly.

1. Prep the Face with Mac Prep and Prime

2. Apply Mac Studio Fix Fluid to the Entire Face. I recommend choosing two different shades, warm for those with red undertones and cool for those with yellow and blue undertones. I prefer to apply the lighter fluid in the t-zone and mountains of the cheeks to provide a soft contour. (If you’re not a contour pro, consider sticking with your perfect match of foundation and use the concealer as a highlight under the eyes and down the center of the nose.)

3. Set your foundation with Mac Skin Finish! Setting liquid foundation with powder will help pro-long the product on the face and give it a less cakey look.

4. Using your favorite highlight, apply with a fan brush to the apples of the cheeks and down the center of the nose into the forehead. I love MACs’ Extra Dimension Skin-finish. In loose or pressed powder, it’s like sprinkles atop a cupcake, Why not?!

5. Apply your favorite cream blush to the apples of the cheeks. No cream blush, no problem! Try your favorite rose colored shimmer-less lipstick and apply to the apples of the cheeks with round circles.

6. Line the lips with your favorite plum or Dark Brown Liner.

7. Apply MAC’s Matte Lipstick in the color Sin. Matte is great to pair with this look because she has a definite highlight and drama in the eyes. A matte lip will create balance and definition.

8. Using the Urban Decay Naked Palette, Apply the lightest golden color to the eyelids.

9. Using the bronze color, beginning at the outer corner of the eye, blend the bronze shadow into the golden lid.

10. Add drama to the look by applying the darkest, charcoal color last. Be sure to concentrate the darkest color on the outside and blend in carefully. This will create the illusion of larger eyes and help beginners with blending.

11. Using Ardell’s Lash Adhesive Apply your favorite lashes. I prefer any lash that has a clear band at the lash line with spaces between each hair cluster. This becomes invisible when lain on the base of the lash line which makes it look more natural from every angle.

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