Photoshoot mania

I’ve been shooting for a few of our fall and holiday issues this week and I’m surrounded by piles and piles of sample clothing and makeup is everywhere. It’s not as glamorous as you might think, but it’s always a lot of fun. Today, we shot some beautiful caramel-coloured satin pants so we did an antique bronze eye with black eyeliner and black mascara. It’s one of those no fail smokey eyes, says our makeup artist Sheri Stroh. (She was a Beauty 100 judge, so she definitely knows her stuff.) Her advice?  Start with a bronze eyeshadow all around the eye, smudging from lash line to crease and then underneath the lower lash line. You don’t have to be precise, she says. And now for the kicker. Line the i nner rim with black liner– I’m going to try this out this weekend. I always line the outside but the inner rim? Kind of scary but Sheri gave me some advice on how to pull it off. Pull down the lower lid and apply liner on the inside of the eye, not just the outside, says Stroh. Go over it with a slant brush with eyeshadow as well. “It feels uncomfortable but it really defines the eye and makes any eyeshadow look smokey,” she says. Because it’s kind of uncomfortable, unless you can stand the sensation, Stroh says just focus on the lower lash line. I’ve seen this look on many women and it makes the liner look unique and stunning. Then pile on lots of mascara. And now to finish your eyes. “Put a white shimmer in the corner. It makes eyes pop,” she says. Sheri also has a new favourite look. “A friend of mine did a makeup with a shimmery lilac cream eyeshadow, lots of mascara and a cherry red lip. And it looks gorgeous. I did it for a photoshoot because I was so inspired. That’s one of those combinations I never would have thought of but it looked beautiful.” Always try something unexpected, says Stroh. I agree. You never know when it might work out. You can always take it off if you don’t like it. Thanks to Sheri for the pro tips. – Kate Daley

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