If you can't buy a new outfit, then freshen your makeup, says expert makeup artist Gabriel Almodovar of Maybelline. You can get the perfect look without spending a lot of money, he adds. You'll be able to get help creating your new look from Gabriel, who has done make up for celebrity clients including Kristen Bell, Zoe Saldana, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Ferguson, Cassandra Hepburn and Jennifer Grey. He'll be giving free minimakeovers at two Chicago Walgreen's stores this weekend: Friday, April 2 at 614 N. Clark St. and on Saturday, April 3 at 757 N. Michigan Ave.
You can meet Gabriel at the touring Maybelline New York Color Studio where he'll be offering:
The smoky eye
Use 2 or more shadows, with the darker color at the lash line
Gabriel recommends Maybelline NY Color Plush Silk Eyeshadows that go on smoothly and give high shimmer without chalkiness; $9.99
The Perfect Summer Lip
Coral is this summer's HOT color. It works for all skin colors and really shines when you have a tan.
Gabriel's favorite is Maybelline NY Color Sensational Coral Crush;$7.49
Keep the brush close to the root and wiggle as you apply He says you should try Maybelline's XXL Pro 24-Hr Bold Mascara. It's a 2 step process that mimics the steps that professional makeup artists do, and lasts 24 hours; $9.40
Eyeliner is Thin
Use a waterproof gel liner that stays on even when you sweat. Gabriel's favorite is Maybelline's new Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner for deep intense color that lasts all day without smudging or fading and won't sweat off; $9.99
Make sure your foundation has sunscreen. Gabriel recommends Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Radiant firming makeup with and SPF of 18; 10.99
Meet Makeup Artist Gabriel Almovodar At The Maybelline New York Color Studio
641 N. Clark Street
Friday, April 2
2 to 8 pm
757 N. Michigan
Saturday, April 3
11 to 5 pm
Go to Maybelline.com for information on the ColorStudio Tour and the latest in Spring and Summer makeup.