Any talented makeup artist will tell you that even the most flawless makeup look is only as good as the skin beneath it. In Gabrielle Union’s case, her already soft, supple skin was perfected with the makeup-artist favorite DERMAFLASH Device ($200) for tonight’s Billboard Music Awards.
To prep Gabrielle’s skin, celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles used the DERMAFLASH LUXE in short, feathery strokes across her entire face to exfoliate the skin and remove unwanted peach fuzz for smooth, radiant skin before applying makeup. “Dermaplaning the skin before makeup is my secret weapon for flawless, radiant skin,” says the makeup artist.
When it came time to apply makeup, Stiles used Armani Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer and followed with the brand’s Luminous Silk Foundation in #9 and #11 for a flawless finish and glow. “To add in some points of light, I used the Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadows in #10, #23 and #27 across the lid and within the crease,” says Stiles.
Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil was used to draw the soft wing on the presenter’s eyes. “I then curled the lashes and applied a few coats of the Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara in #1 on the top and bottom.” For the lips, Stiles chose the brand’s not-yet-released Power Lip in #100 and #106 for dimension.