Beauty Tutorial For Pretty Pink Lips
2.13.13

Ever-so-lovely Katey Denno is the go-to makeup artist that so many Hollywood beauties rely upon to achieve red carpet gorgeousness without a toxic-product overload. A diverse array of Hollywood clients like Gweneth Paltrow, Chelsea Handler and Amanda Seyfried, all come to Katey looking for one thing: knock-out beauty with an all-natural glow. Katey’s first tutorial for The Chalkboard stars the familiar face of model Angela Highsmith (a team favorite for her long history with our favorite catalog). Here Katey and Angela demonstrate how to get a soft natural pink lip that will have them begging you to ‘Be Mine’. Take it away Katey:

Early on, model Angela Highsmith and I  discovered our shared passion for all things natural and my respect for her natural body of knowledge grows every time we spend a day on set together. In addition to our shared quest for the latest in green beauty products, Angela makes her own homemade treatments for a variety of skin issues, brews skullcap herbal tea for her daughter every morning to ‘help chill her out before school’ and keeps a vibrant herbal home garden, whipping up concoctions to treat cuts and bruises from what grows in her own back yard! I recently introduced skullcap tea into my regimen. It really does the trick when chilling out to get ready for bed.

Beyond this one’s truly natural beauty, I love that she is constantly learning new things as well, whether classes at the New York Open Center or one-on-one sessions with an herbologist.

On the day of this photo shoot, I created a naturally glowing, ready-for-Valentine’s-Day lip look with products even the most discerning green beauty aficionados can approve of. We both loved this fresh, gorgeous look with just a pop of lip color and are happy to share with you all. Can you believe this shot was captured at the end of an 8-hour day on set?

  • How I Achieved The Oh-So Kissable Pink Lip...

  • For the skin

    1. First, I massaged Amala cocoa-based face oil into Angela’s sensitive skin

    2. Then Vapour Organic Beauty liquid foundation is applied sparingly, starting from the center of the face, blending outward

    3. Mineral Fusion concealer is dabbed under her eyes, very sparingly

    4. Dr Hauschka bronzer duo in ‘Warm Breeze’ is swirled along her temples and across her cheekbones

  • For the eyes

    5. I slid RMS cream eyeshadow in ‘Seduce’ onto just her lids, applied with my fingers

    6. Onto curled lashes I applied a few coats of Honey Bee Gardens mascara in black

  • For the lips

    7. Finally, Burt’s Bees lip shimmer in Watermelon gives the lips a bright pop of color that frames up the whole look. We top it off with a light coat of Burt’s Bees lip gloss in Spring Splendor and - voila! - Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy showing off those all-natural lips.

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