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From the pillow-like Schiaparelli to the platform Jimmy Choos under the bell-bottoms of all bell-bottoms (Maxrieny, if you're curious), our January cover shoot with Christian Serratos is bursting with excitement. If you haven't already, we strongly encourage you to look into this Selena: The series Star in this month's function. Below we have the beauty-oriented encore: a close and personal look at Serratos & # 39; fiery beauty look. With the hairdresser of the industrial elite Bryce Scarlett and make-up artist Jenna Kristina at the helm, we will guide you down to the smallest detail with practical tips and the necessary product clips.
“For this look, I was inspired by the clothes and the hair,” says Kristina. "The fashion is big, the hair is big and with the makeup I wanted to go for a backseat approach that was still very beautiful. A rosy face and a shiny eye seemed to be the perfect companion. Frozen berry? Romantic glass? I'm bad at finding catchy names, ”she laughs.
Regardless, any artist will tell you that skin prep is the top priority when it comes to creating a pliable, adequately hydrated stage for the powders, liquids, and creams that inevitably follow. "I love a fully moisturized face before I apply makeup," confirms Kristina. "A recent obsession was Allies of Skin's Vitamin C Perfecting Serum ($ 118). It gives a beautiful, natural finish that gently renews the complexion."
To enhance the glow of Serratos, Kristina used Dior's Forever Skin Glow Foundation ($ 52) and Concealer ($ 36) – an iconic duo known for their second skin coverage without an ounce of cake or the obviousness " They Wear Foundation ”is known. To keep things bright, she went for a creamy pink and focused the application on Serratos' apples, temples and nose (in other words, those highlights that the sun would naturally hit first).
"I also sprayed any skin that was exposed with Maybelline's Facestudio Glass-Skin Makeup Finishing Spray ($ 10). It's my favorite secret weapon and gives the most incredible shine without looking overly shiny or greasy. ”
To finish off, Kristina opted for a dimensional, glossy lid to subtly reflect Serrato's semi-matte skin. The surprise? She used a hyaluronic acid spike lip Shine, Maybellines Lifter Shine with Hyaluronic Acid ($ 9) paint each eyelid with a low-burning dose of gloss. It's less noticeable, but it is will capture the light in a superphotogenic way.
"A shiny eye is not perfect. It is walk to crease, ”says Kristina transparently. “To keep it clean, take your ring finger every now and then and tap your eyelid to smooth out the shine. Or if you need a touch up, you can even apply a little more product to the lid. "
As with makeup, the shoot's fashion choices had a huge impact on Scarlett's approach to Serratos' hair. "We decided to do something that would improve Christian's natural hair texture, but with a little more boost. The clothes were so fun and we wanted the hair to be interesting and vibrant in equal measure"He says. Scarlett describes the look as" 80s perm, but with a modern twist – we wanted extreme curls here, a result that would actually be even curlier than Christian's hair. "
"I started by getting Christian's hair soaking wet and coating her strands with a mix of Moroccanoil's Curl Defining Cream ($ 34) and her Curl Control Mousse ($ 28)," says Scarlett. "Then I started shredding her hair while parting it with the Moroccanoil Power Performance Ionic hairdryer ($ 300) and diffuser attachment."
Once the hair is 100% bone dry, Scarlett recommends breaking up the curls or waves with your fingers and loosening the hair for maximum volume. Finally, use a tiny pencil-sized curling iron to highlight individual curls and make your strands even curlier than their natural state. A splash of dry texture (spray uses the Moroccanoil formula) is the final step for Serratos' maximum curl and volume.