Besides meeting François at the NARS Loves Chicago Event (omg omg omg!!!), I also got a makeover from NARS national artist Francine Philips who works closely with Ayako. The look was picked out by Ayako herself and she suggested a “smoky eye with very pale lips” to go with my fake lashes.
Since I have dry skin, Francine prepped my skin with Brightening Serum. Next, she used Oil-free Foundation in Deauville, a shade a lot lighter than my skin tone to create an illuminating effect.
To make up for the lighter foundation, Francine applied Bronzing Powder in Irrésistiblement all over to warm up my complexion. Zen Blush and Multiple Bronzer in Tuomota were applied on the cheeks with a sheer layer of Highlighting Blush in Hungry Heart all over for a soft glow.
To create a dramatic smoky eye that Ayako suggested, Francine dabbed Cream Eyeshadow in Lili Marlene onto my eyelid as a base. Next, she patted Wicker Park from the NARS Loves Chicago set (aka the discontinued Nightbird Single Eyeshadow) onto my eyelid. My eyes were lined with Eyeliner Pencil in London on both the top and bottom and Pandora Duo Eyeshadow was smudged onto the lower eye to really dial up the drama.
For the perfect nude lips, Francine filled in my lips with Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle de Jour and topped it with Multiple Bronzer in Tuomota.