Suhad Shtayyeh
Amman, November 7, 2017
by Suhad Shtayyeh

Get Your Pen and Paper Ready || 10 Tips From Gigi Hadid’s Makeup Artist

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Erin Parsons makeup artist excellence has been trending since her appointment as Maybelline New York’s Global Makeup Artist.Add to that her close collaboration with Gigi Hadid on her latest makeup line for Maybelline and you can see why…So what does Erin Parsons have to say about makeup?


On the perfect look, every time…

Clear skin, bright lipstick, the perfect cat eye and bold brows.One of Erin’s secrets to clear skin is using a foundation that has a creamy texture, add to that some creme blush and you’ve got great clear skin with a flush of color.


Before foundation though…

Before actually applying the foundation Erin cleans the skin with Bioderma Crealine, followed by Embryollise moisturizer.Erin suggests “massaging the moisturizer into the skin which helps the foundation to smooth on seamlessly."


One of the must-dos after foundation…

Although she loves clear skin… she realizes that shine is not a good thing.She shares, ”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.


And for a little luminosity…

Although Erin feels that highlighter has been overused, she still suggests using it sparingly for some added light, ‘I love adding Maybelline’s Master Strobe Stick to the high points 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."


Onto eyes now…

Erin feels that the popularity of false eyelashes has really taken away from the importance of mascara.“It’s a staple in every makeup bag but I wish people put as much love into it as they do their eyebrows or their contour.”


On how to mascara…

Erin’s mascara application is multi-tiered.She starts by curling the lashes, using two different mascaras (one lengthening and one thickening), re-curling, reapplying and combing through clumps until the lashes are perfect.(Sounds to us like a 3 hour job…) She does believe that with this process you won’t need falsies in the first place which will certainly save time.


Another mascara tip…

Erin uses water-proof mascara under the eyes, it helps prevent smudging.


As for the perfect cat-eye…

Erin certainly believes in layering it on.In the case of the classic cat-eye she prefers to layer the liquid liner over the pencil liner.This makes it a deeper more velvety black, which also lasts much longer !


Now onto shadow…

Although many people start off with a primer followed by a very light shade of eyeshadow, Erin isn’t too keen on this.Stick with the primer or concealer then go straight in for your eyeshadow shades, pass on the light all over shade.This will actually take away from the potency of your eyeshadow shades.


About lipstick…

Erin and Gigi are both raving about the fire-engine red lipstick in the latest collection named Khair. Interestingly its named after Bella (her middle name is Khair) as red is her favorite color!


As for the best makeup tip from Jelena Noura, AKA Gigi Hadid…

Gigi has a habit of applying blush to her eyeshadow and blending, something Erin has picked up too !








Nov 7, 2017