Photographed by: Union Photographers

I  recently attended Estée Lauder’s Spring 2015  media launch and I’m thrilled to be featuring a few of their fabulous new beauty products in this week’s makeup TruTorialTM.  They partnered with famed fashion house, André Courrèges; renouned for pioneering the MOD fashion movement of the 1960’s.  The collection is spectacular and the packaging embodies Courrèges’s cool, modern and futuristic esthetic.  Inspired by the clean packaging, I created this “less is more” makeup look, with a focus on glowing skin, strong brow and naturally extended lashes…

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Union Photographers

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Step 1: Moisturizer, Primer and Foundation
Start by applying primer on clean and lightly moisturized skin. I’m using Make Up For Ever Step 1 Equalizer Hydrating Primer ($43). To even out the complexion, I applied Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation ($50), using a foundation brush, then lightly contour the face with Bronzing Powder (MAC Bronzing Powder – $25).

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base, Union Photographers

Step2: Eye Shadow Primer

Dispense a small drop of  MAC Pre + Prime Eye 24 Hour Extend Eye Base ($22) onto your finger and lightly blend it on the entire eye lid.  This humidity and sweat resistant primer provides for crease proof and long lasting eye shadow.

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Courreges Estee Lauder Eye Amplifier, Mint Brush, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Courreges Estee Lauder Eye Amplifier, Mint Brush, Union Photographers

Step 3: Eye Shadow

 To dress my eyes, apply this aqua-silver Courrèges Estée Lauder Eye Amplifier ($29) onto my eye lid using a flat eyeshadow brush, like this Mint Brush #22.  Using the same shadow and a domed brush (Mint Brush #24), rim the lower lash line, as seen below.

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Courreges Estee Lauder Eye Amplifier, Mint Brush, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Courreges Estee Lauder Eye Amplifier, Mint Brush, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Estee Lauder Little Black Primer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Estee Lauder Little Black Primer, Union Photographers

Step 4: Mascara Primer and Mascara

Curl the eye lashes using an eyelash curler, then apply a mascara primer.  I’m trying Estée Lauder’s newest Little Black Primer.  It claims to tint, amplify and set the the mascara, and it really does seems to make a difference with the length of my lashes, after I coated them with mascara!

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Estee Lauder Little Black Primer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Estee Lauder Little Black Primer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, Union Photographers

Step 5: Concealer

Apply concealer under the eyes to brighten and eliminate any imprecations around the eyes.

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Estee Lauder Pure Color All-Over Illuminator, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Estee Lauder Pure Color All-Over Illuminator, Union Photographers

 Step 6: Cream Blush

To create a natural glowing complexion, apply this Estée Lauder Pure Color All-Over Illuminator, from their Limited Edition “Shimmering Nude” – Bronze Goddess collection.   Apply this shimmering pearlescent highlight to the cheek bones and temple, then lightly blend into the skin with your fingers.

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Estee Lauder Pure Color All-Over Illuminator, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Estee Lauder Pure Color All-Over Illuminator, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Stila All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil,  Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Stila All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil, Union Photographers

Step 7: Brow Pencil

Fill in the eye brows with Stila All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil .  It’s waterproof, transfer-proof and smudge resistant.

Tip:

Lightly feather the product onto the brow for a lighter, more natural effect.  Use the spooly end of the pencil to groom and shape the brows.  Also, be sure to select a shade that is the same or one shade lighter than your natural brow color.

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Make Up For Ever Concealer Pencil,  Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Makeup Tutorial, Make Up For Ever Concealer Pencil, Union Photographers

Step 8: Eye Brightening Pencil

Fill in the water line with Make Up For Ever Concealer Pencil.  This brightens the eyes, make them appear larger and eliminated any reddness.

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick,  Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, TruTorialTM, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick, Union Photographers

Step 9: Completed Look

To complete this look, I applied Estée Lauder’s new Pur Envy Lipstick in “Discreet” on my lips.  Overall this look is very fresh and demure, and extremely easy to achieve.  If you want to add a little more drama to the eye makeup, simply line the upper lid with black liquid liner, to create a retro 60’s cat-eye effect.  Another ides is to add black eyeliner to the upper and lower waterline, along with a few individual, which will create a sleek and edgy look.

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Celebrity Inspiration

Jennifer Lopez at 82nd Annual Oscars (Photo credit: Zimbio)

Enjoy your weekend, Everyone!

PS.  Is there a makeup tutorial you’d like me to demonstrate on my blog?  I’d love to hear from you.  Feel free to email me or leave a comment below.