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August 8, 2013

DJ Kiss: Nordstrom Beauty Spot

Meet DJ Kiss: Celebrity mixmaster. Soul sister. Fragrance fanatic. This Nordstrom Beauty Spot guest blogger shares how she rocks her makeup routine from day to night.

Experience your beauty

Beauty, to me, comes in so many different shapes and forms. It’s about finding your own beauty and being comfortable with it—being confident. Being comfortable in your own skin is sexy and beautiful! You’ll see someone and they may not be 5’11, 120 pounds – but they have an inner beauty that you can’t escape. I’d take that any day. Outer beauty fades, so it has to radiate from within.

Here’s how I rock my day beauty routine with the help of some great brands:

Step 1: Apply Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation SPF 15 with a makeup sponge. I use a lighter shade all over my T-zone and a darker shade along my hairline where the sun hits. Pat Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer with a finger, under the eyes and wherever else you need it.

Step 2: Using short strokes, add depth to the lash line with Yves Saint Laurent Dessin du Regard Eye Pencil and smudge out with a blending tool.

Step 3: Sweep Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara to your lashes in a zig-zag motion, coating top and bottom lashes as you go.

Step 4: Use M·A·C Powder Blush to add a pop of color to the apples of the cheeks. You’ll want to work your brush (I love my Bobbi Brown Face Blender Brush) in a circular motion back toward hairline.

Step 5: Apply Bobbi Brown Rich Color Lip Gloss, starting in the center of lips and blending out for a perfect pout.

Music and beauty go hand-in-hand for me; I listen to it when I’m getting ready. Right now I really love indie dance and also nu disco, because it has a really strong element of funk—which is something that I love. Classic Soul is one of my favorites to spin, but I find beauty in all types of music, even classic rock—because it has soul too!

Often, just out of habit, I’ll gravitate toward my go-to brands—when really, there are tons out there. It’s great to explore and find different products.

Kiss The Girl: M·A·C Lip Pencil, M·A·C 116 Blush Brush, M·A·C Powder Blush, Essie Nail Polish – Blues, M·A·C ‘Haute & Naughty Lash’ MascaraJo Malone London French Lime Blossom Cologne (3.4 oz.) and Bobbi Brown ‘Rich Color’ Lip Gloss

HERO

When I change my look from day to night, I just make everything bigger and bolder. For my eyes, I take a normal-length line out to a cat-eye look, and add a darker, shimmery, charcoal eye shadow (usually in the corner of my eye to make it pop and add to the cat-eye shape); then I’ll add a pop of blush on the apples of my cheeks and finish it up with a bright lip gloss. That’s my signature nighttime look.

Check out DJ Kiss’ beauty picks for transitioning your makeup from day to night! You can also Live Chat or schedule an appointment in store with a Nordstrom Beauty Stylist, who can help introduce you to new products across the board and share some great tips for keeping your look fresh and interesting.

Comments

Lily S. September 25, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I think this is awesome that she’s featured here on your Blog, she’s certainly a beauty trendsetter for women of color especially the younger generation.

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