Q & A with Renee Garnes, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Posh Beauty Ambassador

  • by Amy-Louise Tracey
  • posted at 10:18 pm
  • July 16, 2013


Your makeup questions answered by Renee Garnes, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Posh Beauty Ambassador

Celebrity make-up artist, Renee Garnes has teamed up with Poshbeauty.com as a brand ambassador, and having worked with famous faces such as Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Rita Ora, the world-renowned celebrity make-up artist is here to answer your makeup questions!

There were lots of questions, so some will be answered in today’s #TipsOnTuesday blog post and the rest will be answered in next week’s post!

What product can I use under my makeup to eliminate oily shine on my face this summer?

There are several products that you can use in order to eliminate oil and shine on the skin this summer. MAC Cosmetics makes an  awesome product called matte-texture. It’s a gel formula that can be worn underneath or on top of foundation to reduce shine and give the skin a smooth matte finish. This product is a life saver for an oily skin type.

What are the basics to highlight the eyes?

In order to highlight your eyes, try using a lighter frost shadow in the inner corner (tear duct) of the eye. This will help enhance brightness and bring light to your eye. You can also try using a white eye liner in the waterline of your eye to create a larger and brighter illusion to the eye. Nars Cosmetics Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Santa Monica Blvd. is a great choice. This product glides on the waterline without clumping and has a 12 hour wear.

Does she [Naomi Campbell] protect her skin from the sun? If yes, what products does she use?

Protecting your skin from the sun is always important. Remember, skincare is key to perfect make-up! Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40 Face Sunscreen is a must have. Its a lightweight formula that feels weightless on the skin, while protecting you from the sun and free radicals in the air.

Do you prefer to use BB cream or foundation?

BB cream vs. Foundation? This is a tough question because it really depends on the occasion and look you are trying to create. BB cream is essentially an all in one product, many even with SPF. You can use it to prime the skin, or by itself as a foundation. It’s a great product for every day use. Most BB creams give a light to medium coverage so if you are looking for a fuller coverage, I would say using it as a primer and adding a foundation on top would give you the look you’re trying to achieve.

How can you make thin lips look fuller and make lip color last longer?

A great trick to make thin lips look fuller is to use a natural skin tone lip pencil to overdraw the lip line. MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Subculture is a great choice for a light to medium skin tone. Stripdown or Chestnut Lip Pencil will work best for a medium-deep to deep skin tone. Using your lip pencil, you can slightly overdraw the lip line to create the illusion of fuller lips. Since the lip pencil is neutral and blends with the natural lip line, your lips will look fuller in no time!

Using a lip primer softly on and around the lip line will help your lip color stay on without feathering. Remember to be mindful of how much product you are using, as a little lip primer goes a long way. Lip primer not only helps your lip color stay on, but also gives you a smoother and more even application.

Remember you can ask Renee your burning makeup question, by simply leaving your question as a comment on the Posh Beauty Facebook page or tweet to us using the hashtag #AskReneeGarnes

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