Sidory’s Red Carpet Look

Pro_Blog_06012016_FaceChart_01DC makeup artist and Sigma PRO Ambassador Sidory recently worked with the beautiful Cindi Leive, Editor in Chief of Glamour Magazine for the White House State Dinner on May 13th and recreated Cindi’s look as a face chart for us to share with you.

Product Breakdown

I primed the eyes with Neutralize Eye Shadow Base, then smudged Eclipse Eye Liner Pencil on the lash line in a thick line, then smoked it out into crease with Dove Eye Shadow. The same steps were repeated on the bottom lash line. I blended Cozy and Dove onto the lid and into the crease. To highlight the brow area, I used the Brow Highlight Duo in Goddess Glow. I finished off the eyes with High Caliber Mascara.

I lightly filled in Cindi’s brows with the Brow Powder Duo in medium, then set the brows with the Brow Wax

I used Limelight Bronzer for a soft glow and Nymphaea Aura Powder on the apples of the cheeks.

I lined and stained the lips with In Fine Feather, then blended Rubicund Power Crayon on top. I gave Cindi a tube of Transcend Lip Switch for touch ups throughout the night.

Guest Look: Sonia Allen

Sonia Allen Guest Post April 2016Sonia Allen is an international makeup artist based in Sydney who, after studying and working as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, left the medical life to pursue her passion for makeup. Makeup has been a life-long passion for Sonia – she grew up in Paris admiring her mother and other women for their ability to be both accomplished and effortlessly stylish. Sonia is inspired by the creative individuals she works with and by living and working around the world. She works across fashion editorials, runway, bridal, and television.

Sometimes you don’t need a million brushes to achieve a beautiful editorial look, just a few great ones that can multitask. We asked Sonia about the 5 brushes she used to create this look. Keep reading to see how she gets the most out of them:

F86 Tapered Kabuki™ Brush:
After cleansing the model’s skin and massaging in the skincare, I used this brush to work in the foundation taking my time to build the coverage where needed. The pressure offered by this brush was ideal for me as I could control exactly how much product I wanted to work with at a time to ensure seamless blending.
Then I used this brush to highlight the cheekbones using a liquid luminizer and small movements to “press” the highlight into the skin.

E30 Pencil Brush:
I used this brush to apply cream concealer after the foundation. The tapered tip allowed for great precision near the eye area and also for the bridge of the nose.
This brush also came in handy for mixing some concealer with the same liquid luminizer, used to highlight the cheekbones, so that I could also bring light to the other high points of the face and Cupid’s bow.

P84 Precision Angled™ Brush:
This was the perfect brush for applying my cream eyeshadow base. I used the pointed head for getting in close to the lash line and inner corner of the eye and then slanted the brush to cover the rest of the eyelid. The pressure of application was perfect for avoiding creasing.
After wiping the excess, I used this same brush to apply the tiniest hint of cream contour to the hollows of her cheeks.

E38 Diffused Crease™ Brush:
This was my brush of choice for applying the powder eye shadow color to set the cream base. I used a quick swirling motion to really work the powder into the cream with maximum control.
After cleaning eye shadow from the brush, I also used the E38 to set the under eye concealer with the smallest amount of finely milled powder.

E06 Winged Liner™ Brush:
The eyeliner used in this look is very minimal and is mainly there to blend the false lashes into the model’s natural lashes. This was my brush of choice for gliding a thin amount of gel liner through the lash line and winging out slightly.
I also used this brush on Emily’s brows after wiping off the gel liner. First to work through a brow pencil for shape, followed by a brow powder for texture.

 Photographer – Natasha Foster, Makeup – Sonia Allen, Model – Emily from The Agency, Hair – Josh Anderson from Toni & Guy Parammatta, Stylist & Set Designer – Jillian Boustred

Trend Alert: Beyond Bronze

3-3_Trend_blogBronzy lids, cheeks, and lips were all over the runways for the spring season. Add a natural, lived-in sheen to the skin for a more wearable look or fully commit to the trend with a strong metallic lid and eye-catching highlight. Sigma Beauty makeup artist Malee simply enhanced Shireen’s natural beauty with some of Sigma Beauty’s most sought-after makeup items.

Aura Powder – In-the-Saddle
Shimmer Cream – Sultry
Power Crayon – Signed-Sealed
Loose Shimmer – Gilded
F03, F37, F86

Eye Shadow Base – Composed
Smoke Screen Palette – Ember, Opulent, Atmosphere
Loose Shimmer – Midsummer, Gilded
Brow Highlight Duo – Ray of Light
Eye Liner – Nutmeg
Gel Liner – Wicked
Mascara – Monumental
E20, E21, E25, E30, E40, E75

Lip Pencil – In Fine Feather
Lip Vex – All-Heart

Brow Pencil – Elevate
Brow Powder Duo – Dark
Gel Liner – Liberally Toasted
E75, E80

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Featured PRO: Stephen Moleski

2-16_Moleski_blogSpring is all about pastel shades that are universally flattering. Sigma PRO Stephen Moleski was inspired by Vogue Paris to play with soft pinks for a fresh spring look. He used the Awake Eyeshadow Base, the Fall Softly and Warm Neutrals palettes, For Cute Blush on the cheeks, Love Sick Lip Base, and Sinuosity mascara for this easy-to-wear makeup look.

Get inspired by Stephen’s work + play with soft spring shades >>

Model: Caroline Johnson
Photo: J. R. West
Hair: Zara Green

Trend: Lash Out

From statement falsies to colored mascara, lashes are going to make a big comeback in 2016. We expect to see everything from super-long individual lashes applied sparingly to bright cyan lashes hitting the runways this season. Sigma PRO Makeup Artist, Malee, drew inspiration from the drawn-on lashes of the late 60’s for this over-the-top look.

Warm Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette
Mascara – Monumental
Inner Rim Brightener – Final Touch
Wicked Gel Liner
Legend Line Ace
E55, E25, E05, E10

In Fine Feather Lip Liner
Seal of Approval Lip Eclipse

In the Saddle Aura Powder
Pet Name Aura Powder
Afterglow Liquid Highlight
F40, FX1, 3DHD Kabuki

Medium Brow Duo
Brow Wax

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Trend: Candy Apple Lips

Cherry Apple

Rose-red lips are all the rage this season. Let poison-apple pouts take center stage by leaving the rest of the face fairly natural. Sigma PRO Artist Nicole drew inspiration from this trend and produced this look using our favorite reds and pinks. See what she used below:

Nymphaea and Sigma Pink Aura Powders
Modesty Blush

Brow Highlighting Pencil
Dressed-Up Brow Pencil

Cherry Blossom Eye Shadow
Fall Softly Palette
Endorse Line Ace
Monumental Lash Mascara
Wicked Gel Liner

Bloody Good Power Stick

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Monochromatic Moments

Sidory MonochromaticsIn December 2015, Serenity and Rose Quartz were announced as the 2016 Pantone colors of the year. These two shades are the perfect balance between cool and warm tones, evoking a sense of calm and peace. We asked Sigma PRO Brand Ambassador Sidory to use these colors as inspiration for a spring look using her must-have Sigma Beauty products.

Product breakdown:

Lips: Oh Kitten Lip Eclipse, Go Dutch Lip Base

Cheeks: In the Saddle Aura Powder to contour the cheekbones with Lady Slipper Aura Powder on the apples. Beacon of Light Shimmer Cream softly pressed on high planes to highlight.

Eyes: Awake Eye Shadow Base with Open Sesame Loose Shimmer all over, lightly washed to brow bone and smoked underneath bottom lash line. Elderberry shadow in the top and bottom outer corners to shade the crease and smoke out the lower lash line. Sinuosity Lash Mascara added definition and length to the lashes.

Brows: Brow comb and Brow Wax only.

Used all Sigma Beauty brushes.

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Photo by Tony Veloz
Manicurist: Angela Turner
Model: Maddie from Modelogic
Hair/makeup: Sidory

Featured PRO: Sidory

Featured PRO- Sidory

Clean and edgy editorial work is what sets Sigma PRO Makeup Artist Sidory apart from the crowd. She creates flawlessly blended work and isn’t afraid tying a look together with a bold lip. Her meticulous attention to detail pays off in every single frame for her ‘Northern’ shoot for the 13th issue of Lucy’s magazine. Sidory used her favorite Sigma Beauty Brushes and Beacon of Light Shimmer Cream all over the face with our Kabuki Brushes and to create this platinum look. Using the Extreme Color Payoff Set, Sidory concentrated the Shimmer Cream down the center of the nose, brow bone, chin, cupid’s bow, and brow bone to create a pristine glow on the skin without adding tons of shimmer.

“Beacon of Light is my MUA kit staple simply because it allows you to build on the amount of highlighting over any product or used alone. I even use it over the lips and over eye shadow to customize the texture.”

Photographed by Monica True @truefineart, styled by Sarah Ancalmo @publicpersona, model Joanna Bajena @mojojojo90090, hair by Darrell Thompson @dthair, manicure by Angie Turner @ang1eng

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Trend with a Twist: Winged Liner

Lower Lash focusGraphic lines are always a fall staple. Sigma Beauty’s makeup artist Malee took a classic winged liner look and turned it upside down, literally. Keep reading to see what she used to create this dramatic lower lash line look:

Mellow Bronzer with a F40
Born To Blush with an F15
Peaceful Blush as a highlight with the same F15

Mixture of medium and dark Brow Powder Duos applied with an E75
Brow Wax

Opulent and Ember from the Smoke Screen palette in the crease with an E54
Gilded Loose shimmer on the center of the lid with an E20
Matte side from the Bring to Light Highlight Duo under the brow with an E32
Wicked Gel Liner to line both the upper and lower lash line with an E10
Wicked Gel Liner on the lower lash line with an E68
Monumental Lash Mascara on top and bottom lashes
Darling Lower/Bottom Lashes from House of Lashes

Mixture of Indulgent and Euphoria Lip Bases

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Featured PRO: Chris Lanston

Featured PRO Chris LanstonSigma PRO Makeup Artist Chris Lanston is well-known for his creative editorial spreads in Bella NYC Magazine where he serves as the Fashion Bookings Editor and other high-profile publications around the world. Chris created the look above for the ‘Spring Bling’ feature in Bella NYC Magazine using several of his favorite Sigma Beauty makeup products.

By The Light of the Moon Loose Shimmers
Standout Peacock Gel Liner
Fall Softly Eye Shadow Palette

Beacon of Light Shimmer Cream

Slip Lip Vex

Ethereal Radiance Brush Set

#PROTIP from Chris: Don’t be afraid to mix pigments to create custom colors. Chris mixed all three pigments from the By The Light of the Moon Ethereal Radiance Shimmer Sets to create this beautiful lid color.

Check out Chris Lanston’s website to see more of his incredible work.

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Photographed by Jade Young
Jewelry by Freida Rothman