As much as I love to pass on my favorite beauty tips, I don’t know it all. Yes, it’s true. I’m one of those who loves reaching out to the pros in the industry for their favorite makeup, hair, and skin care tips. They really do know all the ins, outs, tips, and tricks! There’s nothing like learning from the people who work so hard behind the scenes with years of experience.
With “Beauty Tips from a Pro,” I hope to get you advice that only the pros could provide! And for my first post, I’d love to introduce you to Lancôme National Makeup Artist, Alex Sanchez. Along with Tarek Abbas, he was responsible for the stunning looks that hit the Paola Hernández runway during New York Fashion Week.
I asked Alex to share his favorite fall beauty tips with us. Here’s what he had to say…
FALL BEAUTY TIPS FROM A PRO 1 of 8
Meet Lancome National Makeup Artist, Alex Sanchez 2 of 8
How did you get your start in the business?
I began by doing makeup for test shoots and fashion shows in Chicago, which led to a freelance job for a national talk show. And I've never looked back!
Who is your beauty icon?
My mother; she has one of the most beautiful faces I've ever seen.
What works on every woman?
A sexy fringe of lashes works for every woman at any age. Mascara lifts and defines the eyes instantly, and LancÃ´me is the global mascara authority.
#1 Lighten and Brighten Up 3 of 8
"One of the biggest skincare concerns I hear from women during the fall season is uneven skin and dark spots. Discoloration can add years to your looks as one of the most obvious signs of aging among all ethnicities. You can brighten your skin and take your skincare to the anti-aging level in one easy step by adding a serum," says Alex.
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Alex Recommends Lancome DreamTone 4 of 8
"LancÃ´me has a great solution in LancÃ´me DreamTone serum, which addresses dark spots, redness, sallowness and dark marks left from acne blemishes. Serums are easy to add to any skincare regime. They are lightweight and absorb quickly. Use a serum after cleansing your skin and before your moisturizer," says Alex.
#2 Get the Skinny on Liquid Eyeliner 5 of 8
"For eyeliner, this fall I want you to think skinny, sleek and chic. Liquid liner is the easiest way to create a modern and sophisticated look that is both effortless and chic," says Alex.
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Alex Recommends Lancome Artliner 24H 6 of 8
"LancÃ´me has an amazing new liquid liner in Artliner 24H that is waterproof and provides color that stays vibrant and brilliant 24 hours a day. It also has an uber-thin and precise applicator for professional results. My favorite tip for applying liquid liner is to apply the mascara first," says Alex. "This creates a solid platform for the liner to land on while making it easier to see exactly where to it. Begin in the center of the eye applying in short over-lapping "dashes between the lashes" using the profile of the liner pen. Applying liner from the center of the eye to the outer corner is a universally flattering and wearable liner application for most eye shapes."
#3 Go for a Fall Fragrance 7 of 8
"You aren't dressed until your fragrance is on," says Alex.
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Alex Recommends Lancome Tresor and La Vie Est Belle Legere 8 of 8