Runway makeup is bold and requires a specific attitude in order to properly pull off. Do runway makeup on dark skin with help from a professional makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, this is Kristie Kennedy, professional makeup artist. Today we're going to discuss how to do runway makeup for dark skin. When doing runway makeup, runway makeup is edgy, bold so you definitely have to have the attitude to work it. Tools you'll need: charcoal eye shadow, blush, mascara, a cream liner, a blush brush and your eye shadow brush. Let's start. Our first step is to apply a charcoal eye shadow for a nice smoky look. I'm starting from the base of my lid working my way up almost like a semicircle and I start lightly because charcoal is a very heavy color. Apply it nice and neatly, precision is everything and then blend it out. You want the makeup to be very pronounced for the bright lights on the runway stage. And do the same for the other eye. Our second step is to apply a cream liner at the lash line. Starting about halfway in, work your way outward, short strokes. Cream liner is a lot heavier than your regular pencil or powder. So you really have to watch the placement of the color. I'm going for a more dramatic look, once again we are on the runway. And the same for your other eye. Keep it tight to the lid and work your way out. My line is a little wider than normal for the runway. And you can blend that out. Our third step is to apply mascara to lengthen our lashes. Starting from the base of the lash, work your way up, short strokes, pull out, all the way inward and do the same for the other eye. From the base of the lash upward, base of the lash upward until you get all the way to the inside. If you desire a greater intensity, apply your second coat. I wouldn't recommend more than two to three coats because it begins to clump and the same for your left eye. And that is our third step and the last step is to apply our blush to the cheek. Starting at the apple, working our way upward and blend out. And the same for the other cheek, at the apple, work our way up, blend out. Should look a nice natural flush color but it will be definitely more pronounced than your regular daytime wear because this is the runway. And that is your last and final step. And that is how you do runway makeup. Remember your take home product, charcoal eye shadow. This is Kristie Kennedy. Thank you for watching.