Now that Lancome is offering complimentary makeup application at four of their NYC counters for RTR members, Alissa and I decided to try it out and made an appointment at the Bloomingdales Soho location. The look she was going for was a natural, classic one with a subtle smokey eye. Our Lancome Makeup Artist, BJ, knew exactly how to achieve it.
To start off, he used the Absolue Premium Lotion which is perfect for more mature skin and works wonders for maintaining that dewy, hydrated look. He then applied Renergie Lift Makeup for seamless coverage, which has an incredibly silky texture and blended into Alissa's skin magically. For blush he used Blush Subtil in Miel Glace on the apples of her cheeks and blended with smooth storkes.
To prime the eyes for shadow, BJ used Lancome's Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolour Base that can double as under eye concealer. He also used Teint Miracle Instant Retouch Pen under the eyes to smooth and seamlessly blend with the rest of her complexion. For all over eye color, he used Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Click and more concentrated in the crease. To create the smokey look, he used a smaller eyeliner brush and lined her lower eye line with the same color. To make the eyes pop, he highlighted the inner eye with Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Style Section Metallic. For mascara, he used Lancome Hypnose to give the lashes a full body fringe.
For the lips, BJ wanted to keep them simple so that most of the attention was kept on Alissa's eyes. He used Absolu Rouge lip color in a beautiful pink based gold called Rich Cashmere to bring out the natural color of her lips. For the finish touch, he applied Juicy Tubes lip gloss in Pink Horizon.
Lancome offers complimentary makeup application for Rent the Runway customers and members in New York City! Call any of the four counters below to book your appointment.