Makeup Tips with Meka
Makeup and Tips by MEKA BENNETT
Photograph by KELLY MOORE CLARK
On the set of January’s fashion shoot, we sat down with Meka to get some of her best makeup tips for a flawless look.
Step 1 – Moisturize the skin with your favorite hydrating product. It plumps the skin and remove any dryness. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow absorption. Once that’s complete, then proceed with your favorite makeup primer and allow that to set for about a minute before you apply foundation. This will help your foundation last all day.
Step 2 – Apply either concealer or primer to the eyelid and blend it evenly either with a sponge or your fingers until even and smooth.
Step 3 – Use a fluffy blending brush and apply a medium/neutral brown eyeshadow to the crease of the eye using small circular motions. This not only apply the color, but blends it out at the same time. Follow that with the color of your choice on your eyelid and brow bone to complete the eye look.
Step 4 – Contour the face with your favorite bronzer or deeper concealer color. Apply the color along the hollows of your cheekbones, along the jaw line, and on the forehead at the hairline. Use a big fluffy brush or a blending sponge to blend out the product until there are no visible lines. Set with a translucent powder, then apply a blush of your choice.
Step 5 – Apply mascara to your lashes to prep them for a pair of false lashes. Take the lash and apply a small amount of adhesive to the rim and let it dry for a few seconds. This will allow the adhesive to become tacky and the lash will go on easier. Place the lash on top of the lash line and press down slightly either with your fingers or tweezers.
Step 6 – Choose a lip liner to line your lips and slightly blend out the line. Apply your favor lip color to your lips and blend around the edges so the lipstick and lip liner mesh. I like to add a lighter color to the center of the lips for the perfect ombré effect. Top with lip gloss if you prefer.