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‘Stay Pretty’ with two go-with-anything make-up looks you can recreate

By Sheryl Porter

If you were unable to attend the ‘Stay Pretty’ event at Dillard’s Northwest Arkansas Mall on March 10th, you really missed out. We had a blast going over tricks and trends every woman needs to know to become her own make-up artist

The first class taught guests how to create a 1940’s inspired look. Think 40’s pin-up girl with a modern twist. Ashley Ketz, KFSN Channel 5 Morning Anchor, was the perfect model for this look. You are probably used to seeing Ashley very fresh faced, very ‘girl next door’. We really turned up the drama dial and transformed Ashley into a sultry starlet.


To achieve this look, focus on:

Matte Eye shadows in very neutral shades like eggshell, taupe and chocolate.

Black Eyeliner ‘winged’ at the outer corners using an angled eye lining brush.

False Eyelashes in a side swept style. (We used MAC Half Lashes #20)

Lip Service: In order to have a perfect red lip 1> Line your lips with a true red lip liner. 2> Fill the lips with a true red lipstick with a matte finish. 3> Line the lips again 4>Top off the look with a BRIGHT orange lip gloss


Our second class focused on the number one requested eye look at make-up counters everywhere: The smokey eye look. Smokey eyes don’t always mean using black eyeshadow. Make this look your own by making a sooty eye in navy blue, deep plum, grey or forest green. For this demo, we used a navy blue smokey eye that can be paired with virtually any lip look.

To achieve this look focus on:

Create a full, well-groomed brow to balance this strong eye.

Use eyeshadow shades with a slight shimmer to allow for easy blending.

Apply foundation, concealer and powder AFTER apply eye make-up to clean up any eyeshadow ‘fall-out’ (IE-those nasty little crumbles that fall on your cheek.

Take your time… this is not a look to try out when you have one foot out the door.


Based on the response we had for this event, we will definitely bring it back with even more make-up looks and tricks of the trade. Have fun trying these two out.

And a special congratulations to Jessica Beil, winner of the ‘Stay Pretty’ V.I.P. contest.

Stay Pretty!

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