A favourite of Se­lena Gomez and the Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret An­gels, this makeup guru knows how to glow

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Celebrity makeup artist Hung Van­ngo re­veals his tips and tricks (in­clud­ing how to get Se­lena Gomez’s sul­try smoky eye).

PREPPING BE­FORE MAKEUP IS I do this tech­nique ES­SEN­TIAL. on ev­ery client, and they love it. First, I ex­fo­li­ate – I like Lancer for a strong ex­fo­lia­tor, or Tatcha has a gen­tler one. Then I ap­ply a mask. I al­ways stock up on sheet masks when I’m in Korea or Ja­pan, but the ones from Tatcha and SK-II are great, too. Then I ap­ply Ole Hen­rik­sen’s vi­ta­min C serum. Lastly, I use Marc Ja­cobs’ co­conut primer.

DON’T THINK THAT IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN THEN YOU DON’T If NEED MOIS­TURISER. you get shiny, ap­ply mois­turiser like nor­mal, then blot it with a tis­sue be­fore ap­ply­ing foun­da­tion to take off any ex­cess on the sur­face. The other se­cret to flaw­less foun­da­tion is blend­ing. I never stop on the jaw­line – I blend down the neck and even on the ears if my client has her hair up.

SE­LENA GOMEZ AND THE VIC­TO­RIA’S SE­CRET GIRLS LOVE A BROWN SMOKY EYE. I do the whole look with Marc Ja­cobs’ eye­liner in Brownie, smudg­ing it out like a shadow over the eye. It’s not a nor­mal flat brown eye­liner – it’s very warm so it pops. But I usu­ally never stick to one tex­ture – in­cor­po­rat­ing matte, shim­mer and metal­lic helps to cre­ate di­men­sion and trick the eye so the makeup doesn’t look flat.

EV­ERY WOMAN WANTS TO HAVE A LIT­TLE LIFT ON HER When I ap­proach blush, FACE. bronzer and eye­shadow, I al­ways go in with the men­tal­ity of ap­ply­ing it up­wards, in­stead of out or down. To me, beau­ti­ful makeup has no harsh lines, so I try to avoid us­ing re­ally light high­light shades on the inner cor­ners of the eye or the brow bone. Ev­ery­thing should be blended to­gether to cre­ate an il­lu­sion of di­men­sion.

I EM­BRACE EV­ERY KIND OF I think MAKEUP – IT’S AN ART. the way peo­ple ad­dress makeup is their own way of ad­dress­ing art. But I do think too much lip gloss can cheapen a look, and I’m not a fan of sten­cilled-on eye­brows. Go in with a light hand with ev­ery­thing you do – you can al­ways add more makeup, but it’s harder to take it off with­out start­ing again.

I LOVE HOW WOMEN ARE START­ING TO HAVE MORE COURAGE TO USE COLOUR. Us­ing pur­ple, blue or pink eye­liner is al­ways more ex­cit­ing than clas­sic black. Se­lena didn’t know she was go­ing to have a pink eye look at the Met Gala, but we’ve built up a re­la­tion­ship over the years so she trusts me. Her dress was very soft and she had just cut her hair so it was down and sim­ple. I saw the de­tail of pink on her dress so I used Marc Ja­cobs’ eye­liner in Pop­u­lar and just blended it out across her eye­lid.

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