Despite an ongoing battle with Lyme disease, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster had a gorgeous glow on part one of the series’ reunion special. I caught up with her makeup artist Dusty Starks to get the lowdown on how she created the Dutch darling’s fresh look.
“First up I prep Yolanda’s skin with Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water and their Organic Cotton Pads,” says Dusty. “I use that to remove any residue leftover or any oils from the skin so it’s cleansed and fresh for moisturizer. Then I followup with Epicuren’s Facial Emulsion, which is a lightweight hydrating moisturizer. I put that all over her face and neck. I prep her lips with Trish McEvoy Luxe Moisture Balm, which is a really heavy duty hydrating balm that I put on that gets her ready for the lip application.”
“The skin products are sitting on her skin while I do her eyes,” explains Dusty. “I start with a thin line of MAC Eye Kohl in Phone Number, which is a slate grey, really pretty gunmetal shade. I do a thin line on top and a thin line on the bottom lash line as well. I follow it with Jouer Eye Shadow in Caviar, which is very similar in color but it has a little shimmery silver to it so it really brightens up her eye. I do a thin line of Christian Dior Eyeliner Pencil in White #007 on her water line just to open up her eyes. For her lashes I use two coats of Eyeko Curvy Brush Mascara. It extends the lashes, it builds them, it separates them—it’s one of my favorites.”
“I apply La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer to her t-zone area only. It gives a really matte canvas for the foundation application. It smooths out the skin and it has sunscreen in it. It’s a 3-in-1 type of product. Then I follow with Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation which is a super lightweight foundation. I use OC-2 on Yolanda. I apply that starting at the center of her face using the Beauty Blender and then blend out. She doesn’t really need a lot of foundation. This one is so light it’s like a second skin. I set it with Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in the t-zone. After that I use Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder just to contour wherever the sun hits her—like the cheek lines and down the nose and on the forehead—to give her that sun-kissed glow. Then I follow just on the apples of her cheeks with Armani Sheer Blush in Light Rose.
To make Yolanda’s lengthy legs look extra gorg, Dusty applied Prtty Peaushn Skin Tight Body Lotion in Medium.
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