Cosmetics – Creating the Five Minute Face

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional makeup artist and skincare specialist Aisha Alves demonstrates how to create a five minute face.

    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 I am in Washington DC at the PRatPartners Salon where on Megan today, we're going to do the five minute face. Very simple tools, very simple steps. First, we're going to even out her skin tone with the little bit of tinted moisturizer and we're going to apply the tinted moisturizer with the foundation brush. So, what you want to do, you want to put less than a dime size on your hand. We want to put it all over her skin and its going to even out any redness and make her look polished. Tinted moisturizer is also a great protector if you dont like that foundation look. So, we also want to put it right through her forehead and you always want to blend downwards. Then we're going to do a little bit of our cheek color. We're going to use nice and creamy cheek color, that way its nice, fast and easy. You can actually use this with your finger. So, what you want to do is you want to just dab a little bit on the apples of your cheek and then you want to pat down. Then we're also going to put a little bit of the Pot Rouge right on her lips. I'm going to grab a lip brush, put it on her lips and then I'm going to get the gloss and put it right over top in the center of her lips. Now, we are going to do just one coat of mascara. So, its nice and natural. Now, you can also do a little bit of any type of shimmer that you can actually use all over the face and on the eye area. So, what we're going to do is we're just going to do a little bit of shimmer and just tap it in on the lower eyelid and what you can also do is highlight a little bit on the bone of the cheek. And there you go, that was your five minute look.