Friend in our head, Tyra Banks, is always beat and that’s a fact.
The supermodel turned mogul’s latest venture is a cosmetics experience called Tyra Beauty, which came about after years of learning the tricks of the trade from some of the world’s most renowned makeup artists. Having felt the need to share her beauty secrets with women of the world who don’t necessarily wake up with high cheek bones or voluminous lashes that’s where her experience and beauty line gets the job done.
Ms. Banks sat with Glamour Magazine giving them the total inside scoop on how she does her makeup in five minutes. Yes, five.
Vixens, are you ready for a challenge? Forget those YouTube beauty gurus (no shade) and learn how to achieve a flawless face in a matter of minutes from a real pro.
Photo Credit(s): Glamour Magazine
1. Start with eyeshadow.
“The first thing I do is sweep a brown shadow stick along my top and bottom lashes. I just slap it on— the messier, the better. Then I smudge the heck out of it with my finger. I’ll get up into the creases if I want more depth and definition. But do your eyes in a safe zone like a bathroom or at your desk before getting into a moving car.”
Tyra Tip: “If you’re extra pressed for time, try using a specific finger for each product so you don’t need to wipe it off every second.”
2. Add liner and mascara.
“My liner game used to be a hot mess. I fussed with Q-tips and makeup remover to fix me boo-boos, but everything would smear. That’s the reason I designed my Oops Liner with a liner liquid on one end and a corrector on the other. Now I just go for it, because I can sharpen those wings instantly. You don’t need any skills! Then I hit my lashes with at least three coats of mascara. Twirl the wand as you swipe for clump-free application.”
3. Contour your face.
“Makeup artists like Kevyn Aucoin and Charlotte Tilbury shared this trick: Swipe a nude contour crayon from the center of your ears diagonally down— right under cheekbones— to about an inch and a half away from the corner of your mouth. Next, shade along the top of your forehead near your hairline, from temple to temple, and down both sides of your nose. Then pat it all in with your middle finger to blend.”
Tyra Tip: “Don’t contour with blush—that’s so eighties. It was an amazing trend then, but it’s not hot now. Instead, go for a neutral contour color that’s one or two shades deeper than your skin tone.”
4. Be precise with your highlighter.
“I apply the shimmer cream from the top of my cheekbones out toward my temples and use my index finger to diffuse the sheen. That way my whole face isn’t scary frosty— it’s just glowy right where I put it.”
Tyra Tip: “Dab—don’t rub—cream formulas onto your skin. Rubbing washes out the color, so do that only if you’ve put on too much.”
5. Blush it up.
“If I want that wind-flushed look, I dot the apples of my cheeks with the blush stick and tap. If I’m feeling that super-sexy tint, then I glide on the stick to get more color.”
Tyra Tip: “Set cream colors with a finishing spray so they’ll last longer. Hold the bottle eight inches away from your face, and make sure to get the sides.”
6. Finish with lipstick.
“It’s my jam. And my application is always on point, even without a mirror. I’ll do a swipe in the center of my top and bottom lips with my mouth open, then press my lips together to smooth out the color. A rosy shade that’s somewhere between a balm and a stain, like my What Lipstick? in Ask for a Raise, is sheer gorgeousness. For everyday, one swipe is effortlessly chic. But for more ‘shazam, I’ll pile on a few layers.