Month: September 2010

My System: I Dress to Match My Makeup (Not the Other Way Around)

  Some people, like me, wear the same damn makeup every day. Mascara-foundation-lipstick, repeat.  And the last thing I do is slather makeup on my face before heading out for the day. This beauty expert, however, does it in reverse. Who: Elke Von Freudenberg – celeb makeup artist & eyebrow specialist, NYC System:  ”I do my makeup based on how I feel that morning and then choose my outfit based on my makeup, ” says Elke. “I’ve always gotten way more excited over my makeup look than what I am actually wearing.” And then you carefully put your clothes on? “Yes. I don’t really have a strategy for that.” How many different “looks” do you have? “I have 3 basic looks that I vary: 1. My pretty, natural, run-around-town errands look, with lipgloss, a touch of blush, mascara. 2. My business look: Foundation, a neutral lip, blush and a smoky bronzed eye 3. A more made-up look for evening or events, with a darker eye and a glossier lip.” And then how many variations on makeup? …