The Quirky Beauty Hack Kelly Rowland Taught Her Makeup Artist
Rae Morris is the kind of legend that needs no introduction. She's a world-renowned makeup artist, sure, but she's also a one-woman encyclopedia for all things beauty. After authoring three books on the subject (covering the gamut from speedy looks to makeup for all ages), serving as L'Oreal Paris' makeup director for a decade, and working with everyone from Cate Blanchett to Pink, we thought Morris would be full up on info. We assumed she already knew everything there is to know about makeup. Lucky for us (and you!) Morris is forever experimenting and says she's learned a lot since her last book was published. Eager to share her brand new knowledge with the world, she's just launched Makeup Masterclass ($70). Check out the stunning cover below. (Shanina Shaik = heaven.)
Excited? You should be. Morris is all about helping women make the most of their features, an intention she sets in the introduction passage. In her words: "I’ve had the privilege of learning and working as a professional makeup artist for more than twenty years, and now you and I are going to apply that to the challenges we face everyday, like being time poor and the signs of ageing, and I’m going to teach you how to accentuate your radiance and beauty."
True to her objective, every chapter reveals new and exceedingly useful tips you've definitely never read before. (Google "Phi measurement"—that's just the tip of the makeup iceberg.) The book also comes in e-book format ($20) and with a pocket companion ($6) which Morris describes as "Rae in your pocket". Both include targeted tutorials you can refer to on the go.
Chatting about the book (which, BTW, is so full of practical info it's akin to having a pro makeup artist on call), we were blown away by Morris' ability to understand and explain how best to customise a beauty look to individual features. With Morris being such a wealth of information, we had to ask—has she ever picked up a makeup trick from a client? The answer, surprisingly, is yes. "Kelly Rowland taught me how to do fake beauty spots," she revealed. "Take black eyelash glue, dip a toothpick in it and apply to your skin—it forms a raised beauty spot that looks really realistic." Who knew?
For more makeup tricks you'll use in real-life, you can buy Morris' book direct from her site here.
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