Most women (and some men) rely on makeup to make them look the way they want to feel. Makeup is a multi-billion dollar industry filled with a lot of false promises. Despite many preferring the natural look, and claiming makeup is not worth the trouble, studies show – women who look better, feel better. Makeup shouldn’t be a crutch, but it can be a secret weapon in your “feel awesome” and “go for it” tool box.
This fall makeup is definitely leaning towards a classic with a kick edge. Recently we got together with Owen O’Donnell to talk makeup, hair, fashion trends and drink wine. The makeup rock star who has risen to fame locally as the go-to for great looks recently gave our founder a new fall look, during the experience he shared his thoughts about what should be top of mind, makeup wise this fall 2015.
Get Owen’s perfect FALL look on the go:
- Start with a gel based moisturizer, he likes Jane Iredale’s Smooth Affair primer/hydrater all in one
- Dab Bobbi Brown foundation stick in areas that need coverage (including under the eyes).
- Set with Sonya Kashuk (available at Target) invisible translucent powder
- Apply a bronzer in a three pattern on both sides of the face, hitting forehead, cheekbones and jawline lightly, dust some on lids like a shadow
- Fill in brows, line upper lash line with Smashbox waterproof liner in a complimentary color, mascara, fragrance and GO!
Owen’s Top 4 Products for Fall are as follows:
Contour Palette from Smashbox (Available at About Faces)
BB Water Camera Ready from Smashbox (Available at About Faces)
Jane Iredale Lip Crayon In “Play on” – (Available at About Faces)
MakeUp Factory Bronze Luminizer (www.makeupfactoryus.com)
About Owen O’Donnell
Owen Michael O’Donnell is a 14 year veteran makeup artist and esthetician born and raised in Baltimore MD. He currently works as the traveling makeup artist and retail specialist for About Faces Day Spas. As an adolescent with troubled skin he fell upon a talent for theater and dance locally that spawned an interest in change that cosmetics could bring to someone’s confidence as well as a desire to do some sort of healing work but too squeemish to be a nurse.
This led him to pursue a career in cosmetics while attending Philadelphia University for Fashion Merchandising. Since then he has gone on to hold multiple artistry and management positions ranging the gammut from Mac to Sephora, Smashbox and Dior to Saks fifth avenue and many others. He’s done freelance work, on his own and working in conjunction with multiple brands all over the Mid Atlantic. He is known for his ability to deliver cutting edge looks that are timeless for special events, fashion shows, editorial, and more. It’s extremely important to him that makeup fits a clients personal needs and lifestyle while making the most of their unique features. Neutral with a custom kick if you will. In the Baltimore area you can find him at About Faces in Pikesville (Saturdays) and at Kenilworth in Towson (Sundays). He teaches hands on to the next generation of look makers most Tuesdays. He can be reached by calling 410-236-4427 or via email or at your favorite About Faces salon. His escapades, favorite looks, product reviews and more can be found on Instagram @OwenMichaelODonnell