In case you observe make-up artist Allan Avendaño on Instagram, you realize that he is likely to be one of many funniest magnificence professionals working proper now. And after having the pleasure to fulfill him in particular person, I can even verify he is one of many sweetest. Each of those truths are evident within the pictures he captured whereas getting actress Nina Dobrev for the 2019 Critics’ Alternative Awards, a activity he accomplished with the assistance of hairstylist Riawna Capri and vogue stylist Kate Younger. Take a look at the unique photographs — and the way Dobrev’s glowy make-up and ballerina bun got here collectively — beneath.
“It’s hair & make-up time with Nina for the Critics’ Alternative Awards! We selected a timeless, pure method [for the makeup], taking inspiration from certainly one of her idols — Audrey Hepburn. We saved her look stuffed with pure tones that complement her pores and skin tone, whereas nonetheless ensuring her face had dimension and a wholesome glow.”
“Once I walked in, our lady was giving herself a pick-me-up with an Innisfree sheet masks, whereas my partner-in-crime, Riawna Capri, prepped her hair with In Widespread Magic Myst (from her product line) which is principally nutritional vitamins for the hair in addition to a warmth protectant.
As soon as she took off the masks, I continued with my regular pores and skin prep, which now all the time contains the Dior Seize Youth Enzyme Resolution. No, significantly. I now can’t do make-up with out beginning with a splash of this utilized to the face with a cotton ball or my fingers. Then I used a watch cream, calmly massaging it alongside the contours of her eyes and into her higher eyelids for the looks of brighter, rested, and extra radiant-looking eyes. I then completed with what I take into account the primer of all primers: the Dior Seize Dreamskin Superior.”
“Right here, I am bringing that heat, form, and definition with my certainly one of my favourite contour kits, the Dior Backstage Contour Palette. I utilized the deepest shade to carve out the face. Then, I buffed within the second-to-deepest shade to melt any harsh edges throughout the contour course of. The factor I like about this palette is how wealthy the pigment is and the way it doesn’t struggle towards the feel of your complexion in order that it appears like second pores and skin. Lastly, I gave a dab of rosy pink blush to the apples of her cheeks.”
“For her base, I used the brand new Dior Endlessly Basis. I like the protection this new basis offers, however I did need her pores and skin to be a contact dewier and the pigment sheerer, so I combined in a couple of drops of face serum, which helped the inspiration glide on even smoother and gave her a luminous end on her pores and skin. Subsequent, I moved on to her eyes (proven right here), which included shadow primer, adopted through the use of the shades within the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in Heat Neutrals. I utilized the darker shades alongside the creases and on the outer corners, directing the shadow upwards, previous the outer corners. Then I used the lighter golden colours within the middle of the lid to make her eyes seem larger and open. A few delicate coats of mascara on the highest and backside lashes actually deepened her eyes and gave her a seductive vibe.”
“Riawna doing her factor, blowing out Nina’s hair with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer.”
“Our murals! For the lip coloration, I first prepped her lips with Aquaphor and blotted off any extra with a tissue earlier than making use of coloration. As a result of she was sporting a really daring pink robe, I didn’t need her make-up — particularly her lips — to compete with that so we selected a pure tone — Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in Pure Rosewood — to create what I might describe as a rosy stain.”