Celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno is on a mission to break free from the criminally low standards of the beauty industry by creating makeup looks with only high-quality, clean, and sustainable beauty products.
Denno doesn’t only highlight clean beauty products, she shows you how to use them as well. And her title of celebrity makeup artist doesn’t stop her from teaching beauty application tips to her followers.
Here’s the lowdown on how she achieves a red-carpet-worthy glam look in under 10 minutes with only clean and sustainable beauty brands.
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When building a home, the foundation has to be built on ground that’s solid and healthy. The same concept applies to makeup. Before applying foundation, Denno locks in moisture with a few drops of antioxidant face oil.
Next, she starts on the eyes applying an olive eyeshadow from MOB Beauty all over the lids.
She blends the look with an eye shadow shader brush from La Bouche Rouge.
Using a pencil brush, she smudges out her eyeliner to create a soft wing.
If eyes are the windows to the soul, then eyelashes must be the curtains. For the window-dressings of this look, Denno adds a few coats of smudge-proof MOB Beauty mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
To complete the eye portion of her look, Denno finishes off with a fabulous pair of falsies from Loveseen.
Keeping the skin products minimal to avoid a cakey finish, Denno uses a smoothing and breathable foundation from Ilia in only the areas she thinks need coverage.
Denno then uses an eyebrow pencil made from clean ingredients and responsibly sourced cedar to define the brows and frame the face.
For a simultaneous concealing and highlighting effect, Denno applies just a few dabs of a nourishing stick concealer from Jilian Dempsey under the eyes and just below the brow bone.