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Celeste Ethier is a 49-year-old ophthalmic technician who is heading home for the holidays and wanted a new look to celebrate the festive season.
Celeste has fine hair, which has a natural wave to it and had been previously coloured. She wanted to brighten her colour while remaining maintain her brunette colour and wanted a shorter style for easier maintenance. To brighten her colour, I used a gentle high-lifting colour with a caramel tonality that lifts the hair and tones in all on one go. I then touched up her background foundation colour in a rich dark-brown for added depth.
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I cleansed her hair with Oribe — Beautiful Color Shampoo and Conditioner, then sprayed the mid-lengths and ends with Oribe — Run-Through Detangling Primer for added hydration. I eliminated two inches from her length, creating a clean and classic jaw-length silhouette.
Before styling I applied Oribe — Maximista Thickening Spray for body building and fullness then blow dried her hair with a round brush. I used a curling wand to create a slight bend around the front of the face and finished the style using Oribe — Superfine Hairspray.
Celeste has a great hand at doing her makeup and I wanted to show her how to play up her eyes for the holidays. I applied a matte cream-based eyeshadow onto the entire eye lid in a deep golden-brown shade. I then used a copper-brown eyeshadow to blend and soften the shadow, creating a soft smoky look. I brightened her inner corners of her eyes with a shimmery highlighter and brightened under her eyes using a cream concealer. I contoured her face with a bronzing powder and swept a deep burgundy blush onto her cheeks. I finished by strategically dusting translucent powder onto her T-zone and under her eyes and opted for a neutral nude lip.
Brighten under the eyes: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage #2
Eyeshadow: Charlotte Tilbury: Matte Eyes to Mesmerize in Chocolate Veil with MAC Eyeshadow Saddle
Brows: Benefit Cosmetics — Gimme Brows in #4.5
Bronzer: Benefit Cosmetics Bronzer Hoola
Blush: Benefit Cosmetics Blush in Java
Highlighter: MAC Soft and Gentle
Lips: NYX Lip Pencil in Sandstorm with lip balm.