Philips is the creative director for Chanel makeup.
Before fashion shows, we constantly need to make tired models look fresh and awake in very little time. The answer is not to pile on makeup—it's to use little tricks to bring color back to the skin and brighten the features.
• TAKE A MOMENT. First, I like to massage cream on the models. It's a great base for makeup, and it relaxes them, which instantly improves how they look.
• KEEP IT LIGHT. Models don't have to look perfect for longer than a catwalk moment—and they have the advantage of good lighting. In real life, too much makeup can look chalky, so stick to a lightweight foundation, such as Chanel Vitalumiére Aqua; if you need a heavier formula, apply just a thin layer. And avoid too much powder, which can make skin look dull.
• GET THE RED OUT. Line the inner rims of the eyes with a beige pencil, which covers up redness. And always curl your lashes to open up your eyes.
• WARM UP. Pink and peach blush will enliven your skin tone, while anything with beige tones does the opposite. Apply it right on the apples of your cheeks, and dust it lightly on the tip of your nose and under your chin. This makes it look like you've been outside.
• GO SHEER. Stay away from matte or opaque lipsticks, and choose shades that add a hint of color and shine—natural but not so neutral that they blend into your face.
*article from allure.com