To make sure I would be ready for my close up (ha!) I watched this video by celebrity makeup artist Luis Casco explaining just how to get the perfect novela look!
So taking advantage of the fact that I had somewhere to go (other than the playground) and people to see today I took out everything I needed to get Ela’s contouring look and got to work…
The look is a bit darker than I am used to for myself, especially the Mineral Bronzing Powder, but I stayed on the lighter side.
I started with the Foundation Primer, then used the Facial Highlighting Pen (love this!) especially under the eyes. After that I applied eyeshadow and mascara and then I did a double take when I saw the lip liner. Really? Wow, I hadn’t seen those since….a long time! I think my mamá used to use them.
Anyway, I did a quick outline of the lips then finished off the look with gloss. And in true novela style, I used hairspray to accentuate the light waves in my hair and pinned one side back.
What do you think — am I novela ready?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Mary Kay. All opinions and love for Carlos Ponce are my own!