Getting A Client Ready

Makeup Tips
Hillary Swank, makeup by Christina Flach

I try to make my clients, models and celebrities feel relaxed before I begin their makeup. A relaxed, happy and smiling face always looks better on camera. One of my tricks is to start with Bliss Body Butter, it has an amazing lemony scent and it gets the blood flowing to their face from the pressure points in their hands.

I then like to use Pretty Girl’s Rich Husband Lipstick with Soul Mates Lip Gloss on top to give the illusion of fuller and plumper lips. These products moisturize and have anti-aging properties. Our brows frame our eyes, and the easiest thing to do is to fill in brows with eye shadow in a similar color. I love the look of a black liquid liner, in particular one by Christian Dior. However, many women are intimidated to try to do it themselves. I have the perfect solution: Practice makes perfect, so give the liquid liner a try. If you make a mistake or if you want a softer look, all you need to do is take a liner brush with shadow and trace over the liquid liner you applied. You will get the longevity and dramatic look of the liquid liner but with the shadow it will appear softer and flawless.

5We all know that we are supposed to stay out of the sun to avoid sun damage, but sometimes we feel and look a bit pale. I love to add a touch of bronzer and blush to cheeks, forehead and throat; for bronzer I use Toes in the Sand Getting a Tan by Pretty Girl Makeup. The result looks like we had a fun weekend in Cabo and we did it without the risk of wrinkles or more sun damage!

My previous clients include Hillary Swank, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, President of ABC Disney Anne Sweeney, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Journey, and celebrity chef Tyler Florence . Flach has also done makeup and hair for Italian Vogue, Forbes, Time, People, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, The New York Times, Gap, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Vanity Fair, Bloomingdale’s, Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn. Pretty Girl Makeup has been featured in numerous magazines, including People, InStyle, Us Weekly, Life & Style, OK!, Better Homes and Garden, San Francisco Chronicle, Nylon and 7×7.

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