Makeup artist Athena Montague
Athena begins by applying Dean Mars foundation in Medium Dark using a Mac Foundation brush to smooth it on. “I love this brush because it has an airbrush effect,” says Athena. After using the brush to apply the highlighter, Athena uses her hand to pat the foundation, “to give it a more set look.”
Using the South Beach makeup stick (highliger) from Nars, Athena prepares the cupid’s bow and around the lip so it pops more when she applies the lipstick.
“Next, I use taking Mac eyebrow pencil in the color Stud, and I’m lightly drawing on the eyebrow because she doesn’t have much there,” says Athena.
“Taking an angled eyebrow brush with a little concealer from the Mac palette I’m defining the eyebrow with the concealer,” says Athena.
Using a Real Technique blush brush and a little bit of a cream blush, mixed with a Bobby Brown blush, Athena ensures that the cheek will pop in the final look.
“I’m using a very fine detail brush under the eye to apply the Nars shadow stick. It is a deep dark chocolate color,” says Athena. “They are going to discontinue this color,so I would jump on it,” she adds.
Using the Nars shadow stick. “I want to get as close to the eye lash as I can because I will be adding lashes and I want to give it a nice, full look.”
The final look. Suitable for a night on the town.
Photography: John Ricard
Makeup: Athena Montague