To conclude my CoverGirl MTV VMA 2012 COVERage, naturally, we’ll discuss a little makeup. Specifically that of Pink (both for her red carpet and her ravishing red performance makeup moments) and the glamorous look created for Taylor Swift that was ever so Elvira Hancock of Scarface fame paired with her matte white suit (as opposed to her signature sparkles). Here, the beauty breakdowns, courtesy of both pop princesses’ makeup artists.
Her performance outfit had such a great modern interpretation of film noir and punk and with the bold graphics and colors in the set design and lighting, I knew it was the perfect place to do something dramatic! I had just enough time to not only add color to her lips, but add depth to her eyes and give her look a twist by adding appliqués of bright red patent on her eyes.
I applied COVERGIRL Natureluxe Silk Foundation using a foundation brush and moistened blender sponge. I then set with a dusting of COVERGIRL Professional Loose Powder. We used
COVERGIRL Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder for touch ups throughout the night.
I added COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow in Shimmering Onyx along the lower lash line, then lined the inside upper and lower rims of eyes with COVERGIRL Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Midnight. Using clear eyelash glue, I adhered appliqués onto her eyes that I cut out of red patent leather
I first applied COVERGIRL Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach on the apples of the cheeks and blended outward and up. Then I applied COVERGIRL Cheekers Bronzer in Copper Radiance along the upper outer cheekbone area and also on outer temples (upper sides of face near eyes).
I prepare the lips with a lip balm when I’m doing skin preparation so it has a chance to absorb into lips. I then lined the lips with COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipliner in Smoky and applied COVERGIRL OutLast All-Day Lipcolor in Faint Hue. To finish the lip look, I added the corresponding Outlast All-Day Lipcolor clear lip gloss top coat to add shine.
I started with applying COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipliner in Passion to define the lip edges then lightly powdered the edges to set, especially since I was working with a strong color.
After applying COVERGIRL Queen Collection Lip Color in Ruby Slipper, I blotted the lips after the first coat with a tissue, lightly powdered the edges with a powder puff and re-applied the lip color using a lip brush for extra staying power and intensity.” What are your thoughts on Pink’s two makeup concepts?
COVERGIRL Clean Liquid Makeup in Creamy Natural
COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Concealer in Light Medium
COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless Blush in Plush Peach
COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire (on lid)
COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke (white end) in corners of the eye
COVERGIRL LineBlast 24 Hour Eyeliner in Enduring Black
COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers in Shimmering Onyx over the liner
COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers Mink under lashline
Whose beauty look was your favorite last night? And can we talk about Miley hairjacking Pink?
This concludes my CoverGirl MTV VMA collaboration! Hope you gals enjoyed. A gigunda thank you to CoverGirl for one of my favorite evenings, ever.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by CoverGirl, but all opinions herein are my own.