Holiday Beauty Bible
By: Jet Emini, Licensed Cosmetologist and EMT
Holiday parties are the perfect reason to try something new when it comes to your typical makeup look. We asked our Cosmetologist, Jetmira “Jet” Emini to share some of her tried and true tips for long-lasting, flawless makeup. Jet has 8+ years of experience, specializing in makeup application for weddings, proms, showers, engagement photos and TV, where she works with the WWE and A&E Productions. At Modern Dermatology Jet provides personalized makeup application and how-to tutorials, as well as customized facials and HydraFacials.
The key to long-lasting lip color is to start with a clean and hydrated slate.
First, exfoliate your lips with a simple DIY scrub – I love the combination of one teaspoon honey with two teaspoons of sugar. Massage onto lips, let sit for a few minutes, and wipe off with a damp washcloth. Next, line the lips and fill with a lipstick or gloss.
Contrary to what you may think, there is a shade of red lipstick for every complexion. Some of the most universally flattering shades are M.A.C’s Ruby Woo or Jungle Matte by NARS.
Winged eyeliner, or “cat eye,” is a great way to add some drama. Start by using an under-eye concealer such as VMV Hypoallergenic’s Skin the Bluff Concealer which can be mixed with moisturizer to customize the perfect amount of coverage. Dab some on your eyelid and set with a finishing powder. Now here’s the most important tip for this look – start at the outside of the eye and work your way in. You can lightly trace the line and then fill it in to your desired thickness. Dab a little highlighter on the inside of the eye (where it meets the bridge of your nose) and mascara and you did it!
With a strong lip and eye, a simple pop of glow on your cheeks is all you need. We love VMV Hypoallergenic’s Skin Bloom Blush Compact, which comes in some sweet shades as well as a dye-free option if you’re looking for some glow without the color. Dust on the apples of your cheeks and you’re good to go.
Schedule a personalized tutorial with Jet to learn how to play up your best assets and trouble shoot your concerns, or book a full application for your next special event.