Tuesday
14 March 2017
Exploring the Design of Make-Up Artistry

Artistry comes in various forms and we are exploring the multiple methods of design on the blog throughout March. From pastry art to architectural design, Camana Bay has experts in every area to consult and take advantage of to ensure beauty in everything we do.

Today we are looking at make-up artistry with the experts at Le Visage and Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa. We requested two looks – a daytime and nighttime – for eye make-up. Read on for how these looks were created, and stop by either location to pick up the products used in creating the look or to book your make-up application service.

Daytime – Le Visage

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To achieve a natural, subtle smoky eye that can be worn to work and then transitioned to night with just a few slight additions, we consulted owner Sharron Eyers at Le Visage. Sharron began as a make-up artist with Estée Lauder before branching out and she now stocks Le Visage with her favourite brands that she can personally endorse, including Elemis skincare, Cowshed products and make-up lines such as Kevyn Aucoin and Stila.

Sharron crafted this look by opting for a matte eyelid, using a pale base from lashline to brow, and choosing a rose shade with a hint of lilac as the main eyeshadow colour to bring out the green in the model’s hazel eyes. She contoured with a darker shade and then lined the eyes with a fine brush, going over the top lashline with a pencil, softening the pencil line again with the brush when finished. She then lined the bottom of the eye softly with a brush. Sharron finished the look with Stila mascara on the top lashes only (putting mascara on the bottom lashes draws the eye down, and you want to open the eyes up in daytime to help you look more awake) and filling in the brows with a Kevyn Aucoin. Sharron explains that the brows frame the face, so it’s important to emphasise their shape to complete a look.

“To transition this look to night, simply add more mascara and line the bottom of the eyes too, for a more dramatic effect,” Sharron recommends.

Evening – Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa

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Puspa Rumba at Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa, created a dramatic evening look by using a pop of strong colour and eyelash extensions. She uses waterproof make-up line NIKO, which is over 80% organic, because it isn’t problematic for skin and offers a light texture. “When we live somewhere like Cayman, it’s important to avoid heavy make-up and to choose something good for your skin,” she explains.

Puspa – who has been a make-up artist for 14 years – applied a base coat from the lash line to the brow before applying the strong teal colour in a winged pattern to draw the eyes out. She accented the teal with metallic silver and gold: “Metallics are great for a more dramatic look,” she says. After filling in the brows, Puspa added individual eyelash extensions on the outer lashes for a stronger effect than mascara alone, “especially if your lashes are on the shorter side.”

If you are looking to create a full-face look for a night out, Puspa said they get a lot of requests for contouring, given its popularity right now, and then it is important to look at the face shape and work out which features to accentuate and which to downplay. Eye make-up applications are available at Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa for $45, while a full face is $65.