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.
While the makeup industry is rife with products that contain talc or irritating fragrance, Denno opts for products that use natural ingredients that exceed safety standards for beauty.
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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Freedom Fighter Antioxidant
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.
MOB Eyeshadow in “Shimmering Olive M48” and “Lilac Taupe Sheen M44” and “Shimmering Warm Pink M45”
Next, she starts on the eyes applying an olive eyeshadow from MOB Beauty all over the lids.
La Bouche Rouge Eye Shadow Shader Brush
She blends the look with an eye shadow shader brush from La Bouche Rouge.
Ilia Gel Eyeliner
For fuller-looking lashes, Denno goes in with black gel eyeliner and applies it to her lash line — right above the waterline of the upper lid and between the top lid’s lashes.
Antonym Cosmetics Medium Pencil Brush
Using a pencil brush, she smudges out her eyeliner to create a soft wing.
MOB Refillable Black Mascara
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.
Loveseen Eyelashes Luca
To complete the eye portion of her look, Denno finishes off with a fabulous pair of falsies from Loveseen.
Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation
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.
Burt’s Bees Brow Pencil
Denno then uses an eyebrow pencil made from clean ingredients and responsibly sourced cedar to define the brows and frame the face.
Jillian Dempsey Spot Stick Concealer
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.
Kjaer Weis Matte Liquid
Moving on to the lips, she applies a clean and refillable liquid lipstick a few shades darker than her natural lip color.
RMS ReDimension Hydra
Powder Blush in “French
For just a bit more color and definition on the face, Denno uses a soft pink blush free of talc and other harsh ingredients from RMS Beauty.
PYT Plump it Up Clear Lip
The last step is to add a kiss of lip-plumping lipgloss, and in just 10 minutes, you have the perfect soft glam look.
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