The Makeup Show . Day 2 ...

Today was the final day of The Makeup Show and it certainly ended on a high note.

Top celebrity Makeup Artist Sam Fine, who is among the nicest in the business graciously gave literally almost all his makeup secrets away to a standing room only crowd. There's a reason they saved his presentation for last. It was the icing on the cake.

Just think of Vanessa Williams, Tyra Banks, Naomi Cambell, Iman, Halle Berry, Patty LaBelle. What do these women have in common? Sam Fine and his artistry. You can tell he got his inspiration from the late Kevyn Aucoin. Working mainly with cream foundations and painting the face into highlights and shadows, he is known for his perfect skin transformations. And of course, he was throwing out the commercial and photography makeup tricks faster than I could write. My favorites for his makeup on dark skin tips were:

1. He heavily uses moisturizer to create an almost greasy surface of the skin, which he then tissues off any excess. This is to provide a very smooth surface to work on. He used Khiel's Moisture Mask.

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2. He highly recommended Dermablend concealers and **Black Opal's foundations** for it's texture and color range for darker skin

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3. He Applies a Very Light concealer under the Eyes, Almost down to the Cheekbone, and then Uses Foundation to Blend up into the Concealer until It's Seamless. but the Lightness under the Eyes is Still There, Which Creates a Perfect Illusion for the Camera

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4. He Used sponges to Apply His Cream Foundations on and Instead of Blending on, He Pressed the Foundation into the Skin, Inch by Inch. Almost like Stippling

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5. He Works with the bone Structure by Using Lighter than, Same as and Darker than, the Model's Skin Tone to Highlight and Contour the Face in the Right Places

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6. He Used <a Href="">**shimmer Bronzer** on the Tops of the Cheekbones and the Very Top of the Forehead. This Warmed up the Skin and Looked Beautiful

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7. Between mascara Applications, He Would Wait at Least 5 Minutes, to Make Sure the Mascara Was Completely Dry before Adding Another Coat to Really Build up Lashes

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8. My Favorite Trick Was Applying <a Href="">**clear Mascara** before Coloring in Eyebrows with Pencil and Setting with Powder. He Would then Set the Brows with Another Coat of Clear Mascara

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9. He Loves <a Href="">**Maybelline Eyebrow Pencil** in Brown and Black. Only $4

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10. He Used a cream Colored Eye Pencil or Even a pencil Concealer on the inside Rim of the Eye to Brighten Eyes

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Source: The Makeup Show
, The Powder Group, Sam Fine, makeup artist, makeup tips, New York City

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