Kakki Jones has always been obsessed with beauty and fashion. She loves making women feel beautiful day after day. Kakki has been the hair and makeup artist behind many of the glamorous photoshoots all over the city and state. She was the person responsible for making the Intriguing Women for the AY About You shoot more confident. Sometimes it takes just the right eye pencil for a woman to feel her best.
Kakki’s Pro Tips
Do not overuse the product! Start with an amount you’d never think would be enough and gradually add to it if necessary. Too much product on top of product means you have a cakey, soon-to-be ruddy looking face. Between skincare, foundation/coverage and color, we end up with a lot of layers. So the less you use and the more you blend, the better off you are! Which brings us to the second pro tip.
Blend! Blend! Blend! Everything. Foundation, concealer, eyes and cheeks. A well-blended makeup application not only looks flawless but also helps maximize makeup longevity so your face looks fresh all day.
Applying makeup with the appropriate tools really does make a huge difference. So, if you only have one or two eye shadow brushes, you’ll appreciate the results you get from adding a few more to your existing brush team.
Short on time? Play up your cheeks by defining with a contour highlight and a pop of color on the apples. The color below your eyes can bring them out as much as the color above them. Finish with shading the brow, applying mascara and adding your choice of lip color. You’re done.
If you’re tired of black mascara or feel like at times that it can be a bit harsh, try a softer shade. Burgundy, deep brown, rich navy or forest green are some really beautiful, subtle shades that bring out different hues in the eyes without having to experiment with eyeshadows. Quick, easy, effective, foolproof.
Have some fun with your lip color. After all, it wipes off at the end of the day. We can look beautiful in so many ways but tend to get stuck in a rut. Lip color is a quick and easy way to change things up with no hardcore commitment. So pick a few new shades and play!
KAKKI’S FAVORITE THINGS
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
Fenty Beauty Precision Makeup Sponge
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-Over Brightening Pen
W3LL PEOPLE Nudist Multi-Use Cream Stick, Nude Berry
Boscia’s Exfoliating Peel Gel
Iridescent Moisturizing Base Make-Up Atelier Paris