Makeup artist Erin Parsons, the woman behind Gigi Hadid’s glamorous red carpet, is ready for the season of holiday parties to kick off. And the look of the season is one that Hadid knows well: clear skin, bright lipstick and bold brows. “It’s always gorgeous when the skin stays transparent and a cream blush and bright lipstick are used, especially if the products have a balm like feel,” she explains. Here, Parsons breaks down how to achieve perfectly flushed and radiant skin for the holidays.
On skin prep “If there is time I love to put on an SK-II Facial Treatment Mask for 10 minutes. It plumps the skin erasing any fine lines and helps absorb any added moisturizer. Next I clean the skin with Bioderma Crealine and add Embryollise Moisturizer, massaging into the skin which helps the foundation to smooth on seamlessly.” On creating a dewy glow “I start with a dewy foundation like Armani Silk Luminous and blend in using my fingertips to create a freshly moisturized appearance with sheer to medium coverage. I love adding Maybelline’s Master Strobe Stick to the highpoints of the face, top of cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of nose, cupids bow and chin. This causes light to bounce creating the appearance of stronger bone structure.” On making it last “You want to keep the skin luminous but it’s definitely a good idea to set the T-Zone with translucent powder. My favorite is Shu Uemura’s Colorless Loose Powder. Also, I tend to use a waterproof mascara under the eyes to prevent any smudging, using Maybelline’s Falsie Push Up Angel Mascara. The wand is super small and grabs every lash without getting any product on the skin.”
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The inspiration: “Back in the Limelight,” W magazine August 2015.
“I’m obsessed with Maybelline’s loaded bolds lipsticks!”
Maybelline Loaded Bold Lipstick, $8, maybelline.com.
“It’s fun to play with false lashes and I’ve recently been using Picky Supernatural Lash Clusters. Sometimes I place them only on the outer corners of the eye to give an added lift and wing like effect.”
Picky Lashes, $8, imsopicky.com.
“I love Stila Convertible Lip and Cheek Color because it adds sheen and color to the skin. It’s quick and easy to use by just dabbing on with the fingertips.”
Stila Convertible Lip And Cheek Color, $25, stilacosmetics.com.
“Maybelline’s Falsie Push Up Angel Mascara creates long, fanned out lashes that I love. I tend to use the Waterproof formula. This was also used on Gigi [Hadid at the AMAs].”
Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Washable Mascara, $10, maybelline.com.
“For grooming brows I often mix a few different products for feathery soft arches. I start with MAC Shadows like Omega or Coquette.”
Mac Eye Shadow, $16, maccosmetics.com.
“Then I use Anastasia’s Brow Wiz creating hair-like strokes.”
Anastasia Brow Wiz, $21, anastasiabeverlyhills.com.
“Then I top with Anastasia’s Clear Brow Gel to keep every hair in place.”
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel, $22, anastasiabeverlyhill.com.
“I tend to use a couple of different types of concealer depending on what kind of coverage is needed. After applying foundation, I cover any blemishes with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer.”
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $35, lauramercier.com.
“For under the eyes I love YSL’s Touch Eclat. I usually mix colors together depending on the skin tone.”
Yves Saint Laurent, $42, yslbeautyus.com.
“Finally, I top this off with Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder. If anyone has problems with under eye bags or dark circles this is the most amazing product as it does not settle into fine lines but sets the concealer and reflects light.”
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Power, $25, lauramercier.com.