How’s about some makeup trends?

Screen Shot 2017-06-11 at 8.51.45 PMAs some of you know I am the SHE Caribbean Magazine Beauty Consultant. It was my honor to be the Makeup Artist on the Spring issue’s cover. The cover featured none other than St. Lucia’s First Lady, Mrs. Raquel DuBoulay Chastanet.

As such my article dealt with how I incorporated the current Spring 2017 makeup trends into the cover and feature article looks.  Its not too late to try these trends before the US Summer hits in full force and changes up worldwide makeup preferences again.  Be sure to check out the SHE Caribbean Magazine website to download the full magazine to any electronic device

Enjoy the article

“Lights, Camera COVER !!!” – How I incorporated some spring 2017 makeup trends during our cover shoot.

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Work is a blessing and a joy. It was my pleasure and privilege to have worked with St. Lucian First Lady, Mrs Raquel Du Boulay-Chastanet for this issue’s cover.

Since the 2017 spring trends have been in circulation, I decided to make this issue’s cover looks up to date by employing the ones I found most appealing.


No makeup makeup is back !!!! Alicia Keys was the first to embrace this whole heartedly in 2016 and it has become a trend for 2017. The New York Fashion week was full of fresh faced models walking the runways.
Screen Shot 2017-06-11 at 9.00.39 PMTo achieve this look on Raquel I first used CoverFX MATTIFYING PRIMER to prep the skin. To give a very understated contouring of the face I applied LA GIRL PRO CONCEAL shades under the foundation. NEUTRAGENA HEALTHY SKIN LIQUID MAKEUP was then used to blend the contour products.


In traditional vocabulary “Draping” is a verb used to describe the action of arranging cloth. Makeup gurus however, have a way of creating their own vocab, so in 2017 be in the know and use this verb to refer to blush application. The technique is basically contouring using blush.

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The technique worked very well on Raquel as I was able to enhance the no makeup look with a pronounced flush of blush color. It was very flattering on her paler skin and showed up well on camera. The MORPHE COSMETICS 9N Blush palette was so convenient as there are a range of beautiful colors to choose from.
The draping was enhanced with some golden highlights from the ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS “THAT GLOW” GLOW KIT.


We all loved the matte lip in 2016. Say goodbye ladies, the new trend in 2017 …. STAY GLOSSY !!! On a minimalist makeup look, a glossy lip ads depth to the color and the overall look. Colors are vibrant and rich. We are especially loving reds this season.
On our cover model I used a variety of vibrant glossy tones.

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 My favorite was KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK IN BACHELORETTE. This product however, is not very glossy and I used a clear gloss over top. So don’t panic ladies. No need to throw out all those matte lip products


Those peepers are still on trend with the glitter we loved in 2016. Rose tones are especially popular.

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I used a number of beautiful tones from my MORPHE COSMETICS 35B palette. For shades that didn’t have enough pop URBAN DECAY HEAVY METAL LINERS were a godsend. Apply a little of these glitter liners over top your matte eye shadows and get ready for fire works.

Spring breathes new life into the world around us so bloom where you are planted with these SHE CARIBBEAN adaptations of the latest makeup trends.



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