Cosmetics – Creating the Classic Natural Eye

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional makeup artist and skincare specialist Aisha Alves demonstrates how to create the classic natural eye.

    Aisha Alves

    Aisha is a professional makeup artist and skincare specialist in Washington, DC who, over the past 10 years, has gained a reputation of one of the area’s leading beauty experts. Working with professional lines such as Trish McEvoy, Bobbi Brown, Shu Uemura, Stila, and Smashbox, she not only has mastered the techniques of various schools of beauty, but also has extensive knowledge about the wide variety of products on the market today. Beginning with her training in New York City with celebrity Makeup Artist Trish McEvoy, Aisha’s experience has helped her develop a signature Beauty Philosophy that has made her one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the region, “You don’t need to wear a lot of makeup to look polished. Instead, focus on key ways to bring out the best in your features. Beauty is not about covering up what you think is wrong, it's about celebrating your individual style and feeling great!" In 2005, she teamed up with fellow makeup gurus, Giannina Giraldo and Harmony Williams to found Picture Perfect Makeup, a company offering services in everything from Bridal Beauty to Makeup Lessons in the DC area.

    Jinena: Hi, I'm Jinena (Ph) with Picture Perfect Makeup. Here we are in Washington DC at PRatPartners where I'm going to show you how to do the classic natural eye. First, we are going to do a eye shadow primer. A primer is great to even out your eyelids as well to prevent the eye shadow from creasing throughout the day. We're going to need a brush, we're going to do the primer all over her eyelid and you want to go back and tap it in with your fingers. Then we're going to follow and set that with a neutral eye shadow. So, we're going to do a neutral eye shadow to set our primer all over the eyelid. Then we're going to do more of a nude shade on her lower eyelid. And you nicely want to blend that out. Then we're going to do eyeliner, powder eyeliner. So, you definitely want to wet the brush. You can use a darker shade such as dark brown, steeper black. We're going to use the dark brown on Kelly. So, you want to do little tiny baby strokes right along the lash line. Last, we're going to do mascara. Here we go, we have your natural classic look, great for everyday, going to work, or when you simply just want to put just a little bit of eye shadow.