8 glitzy holiday looks to mimic by St. Louis area makeup artists – Ladue News

Makeup artists Jenna Brown, Danielle Erb and Luke London share makeup inspiration for your next festive outing, plus their favorite beauty products to add to your arsenal.
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Jenna Brown, a professional makeup artist and model who is represented by Mother Management and NOW Talent, proves that elegance is never overrated, and some classics remain that way for a reason.
“When creating holiday glam, choose one feature you want to play up,” she says.
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For a bold red lip, Brown recommends Beautycounter’s At the Red-y lip duo, a limited edition set that applies like lip balm but acts as a lip stain.
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For an effortless smokey eye, Brown has an easy cheat.
“It only requires one product: M∙A∙C Cosmetics’ Eye Kohl in the shade Teddy,” she notes. “Every woman needs this eyeliner in her makeup bag.” She adds that its brown base can define eyes without harshness, and that when blended, the color reveals subtle golden pigments for a luminous look.
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Danielle Erb of Danielle Style is issuing a challenge: “Try giving your lower lashes the same or even more attention as the top,” she says. “Our lower lovelies are often overlooked. I’m here to tell you to put the time in. The payoff is huge.
To achieve a noticeable lower lash, even if yours are lacking, Erb recommends using 3 Dot Liner from CLARINS to press in color close to the lash line. Then, use the brush tip of Woosh Beauty’s Mascara Shield to coat lower lashes.
“Travel-sized mascaras are the way to go,” Erb says, noting that Lancome Definicils high definition mascara is her go-to. “The brushes are shorter, which allows for better control, and, by replacing it more often, your product will always be fresh.”
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For the face, Erb recommends YSL Nu Bare Look skin tint foundation because it offers sheer coverage and allows freckles to shine through while finishing with full, satin coverage. She adds: “From my mouth to God’s ears, the search for the best skin-mimicking foundation has ended.”
Photo of Venie Holdegraver by stylist and makeup artist Luke London
“Spice up any look using crystal appliqués,” says professional makeup artist and photographer Luke London, who names Swarovski as his favorite brand. “I apply them using latex-free lash glue. It’s a great way to elevate your makeup and turn heads this holiday season.”
Photo of Rebecca Kate by stylist and makeup artist Luke London
For another fun element, London recommends embracing the graphic eyeliner trend. “I prefer to use liquid liners,” he says. “And if you need to fix a mistake? Just take a Q-tip with a little bit of makeup remover to clean up your look!”
Photo of Marylyn Phan by stylist and makeup artist Luke London
Finally, London reminds that “flawless, glowing skin is never out of style.” To achieve the perfect complexion, he uses Maybelline’s Instant Perfector 4-in-1 Glow Makeup, either on its own or mixed into a foundation, and finds that it delivers a radiant finish.
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