The Makeup Maestro

He’s rouged some of the world’s most revered faces, including America’s First Lady Michelle Obama and television superstar Oprah Winfrey. His cosmetics collection, appropriately named Ü (pronounced “ooh”), combines organic elements to promote a holistic approach to health and well-being. But despite his success, celebrity makeup artist Derrick Rutledge has never lost his humility. Growing up struggling with obesity, Rutledge weathered relentless bullying by refusing to lose his smile. It’s his constitution, combined with a humble approach to such glamorous work, that has launched him to the forefront of the cosmetics scene.

www.derrickrutledge.com

DERRICK’S SPRING TIPS & TRICKS

Iridescent Eyes

1.     Begin with the perfect shade for your eyes: silver makes blue eyes pop, copper tones are a great choice for green eyes and gold brings out brown eyes.
2.     Use an angled applicator brush to apply a matte shade of metallic shadow to the bottom of the eyelid and lower lash line.
3.     Apply an iridescent shade from the same colour family over the rest of the lid, up to the crease.
4.     Finish with several coats of black mascara. For a little extra flutter, apply half a fake lash to the outer part of the lash line.

For an all-over shimmer, Derrick recommends MAC Powder Blush in Trace Gold.

Bronze Smoky Eye

1.     Line the upper and lower lid with a soft brown eye pencil.
2.     Use an angled applicator brush to apply a matte bronze shadow to the bottom of the eyelid and lower lash line.
3.     Apply an iridescent shade from the same colour family over the rest of the lid, up to the crease.
4.     Finish with several coats of rich, brown mascara. For a little extra flutter, apply half a fake lash to the outer part of the lash line.

To add some sparkle, Derrick recommends MAC Powder Blush in Trace Gold.

Nude Lips

1.     To achieve maximum richness and depth, start by applying a liner to upper and lower lips in the same shade as your lipstick.
2.     Apply the nude lipstick to the upper lip, working from the centre outward.
3.     Blot lips, then use a clear gloss in the centre of the lip for additional shine.

Derrick suggests Tom Ford Lip Color in Blush Nude.

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