FIT FOR A DIVA
While makeup artist Josephine Fusco brought out her beauty with a small touch of makeup, the always stunning actress Ana Brenda Contreras receives a manicure at the hands of expert manicurist Deana Blackwell.
Celebrity stylist Mauricio Cifuentes took charge of hair duties for the star of La que no podía amar. The owner of Mauricio Hair Studio Privato in New York opted to style the hair in waves and parted off to one side, creating the classic old Hollywood, “the 50’s and 60’s look that is really in right now.”
GET THE LOOK
Hair parted down to a single side is a very classic look for the red carpet, and an ideal one for the night at the gala. How do you do it? Start by creating pinup curls by using a wide angle curler tong first. Then, set your hair over to one side and comb it out with a brush. Finish off with a few dabs of hairspray. One important trick to remember is to keep the posterior side of your hair twisted together using hairpins until you’re ready to head out, as shown by our expert stylist.
Fusco elected to apply a lip gloss in a natural skin color so as to bring out the eyes more, which she did up using eye shadow in a shade of blue.
The actress turned out like a star of the old Hollywood era in no time. The wavy locks and classy make up job were the perfect complement to her grey dress from designer Carolina Herrera.
THE IDEAL HAIR
“So that her dress can stand out, a design which sports crossed straps on the front side, her hair must be picked up, although a simple ponytail would look just as nice,” explained stylist Christo of beauty studio Christo Fifth Avenue in New York, and who was in charge of hair styling for actress Chiquinquirá Delgado. “That’s why I preferred a small bouffant in waves with a ponytail; a very fresh and vanguard look.” To accomplish this hairdo, the expert batted her hair at the crown of her head, using a fine toothed comb. Then afterward he realized a few pin curls to add volume to the tail.
In order to complement the mint green dress of choice of the Venezuelan actress, professional makeup artist Edward Cruz added the smoke eye shadow effect above her bright brown eyes.
Once completed with the makeup for Delgado, expert Sara Faella gave her the final touch with airbrush detail for a truly impeccable look.
Even before starting the makeup session, Silvia Navarro has already begun curling her eyelashes with a spoon of all things. According to her, a small spoon works better than an actual curler for lashes. “I start [the makeup], and they [the stylists] finish me up,” said the actress who was in a cheery mood during her time in the chair.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…
The Amor bravío star is a big fan of the Caffeine Anti-Dark Circle 2-in-1 Eye Toll-On by Garnier, so much that she so that she applied it herself before the makeup artists went to work. “It’s caffeine based, super natural and fresh, and helps reduce the bags that form beneath your eyes,” claimed the actress.
To achieve the extravagant wavy look, stylist Mauricio Cifuentes curled Navarro’s hair with a trusty iron and then added rollers for that extra voluminous bounce.
Our expert put together an elegant hairstyle with waves, which he describes as “a bit of the glamorous old Hollywood style, but more European.”
HAIR WITH BOUNCE
After passing the brush through the hair of Gaby Espino, Carlos Vera, stylist and expert for Pantene, applied curlers to create a look with plenty of volume. Vera covered parts of her hair with sheets of paper to prevent makeup from sticking to any loose strands.
TRICKS OF THE TRADE
Curling the lashes with a spoon is a trick used by many experts in the cosmetic industry. Celebrity stylist Anneliese Tieck put it to use while working on the eyelashes of the Venezuelan actress. “Using a spoon is better because an actual lash curler only bends them upward and tends to break them. A spoon curls them nicely and doesn’t damage them,” explained the expert.
PLENTY OF PERSONALITY
Charytín Goyco arrived at our photo shoot with curlers fastened to her hair. “I just really like my hair very curly, so that’s why I use the rollers,” explained the television host, who had no shame in being photographed with a colorful wrap around her head.
MAKEUP WITH CHARM
Makeup artist Anneliese Tieck had her mind set on highlighting the bright blue eyes of the Dominican native. “Her eyes are very pretty, that’s why I am going to apply shadow in copper tones so they can appear larger as well,” explained Tieck, who aside from that also lined her eyes in black. On her cheekbones, he added a soft rose tone to complement her skin complexion, and finished off with red lipstick. “I chose red lipstick to add a touch of color, since her dress of choice is black and white.”
INFALLIBLE BEAUTY TIP
Before throwing on the makeup, Alicia Machado prepared her skin using a portable ultrasonic device “to help reduce puffiness and relax the muscles on her face,” said the actress, who assured us that it is a crucial component to her beauty routine. “I do it in the morning, before filming, and before taking any flight.”
SOFT AND SENSUAL
After seeing the dress that Alicia Machado was set to wear–a design by Carolina Herrera in a champagne color with silver beads and sequins– professional makeup artist Edward Cruz decided to go with a softer set of products, with a focus on her eyes using a matching champagne colored eye shadow. However, he also highlighted her cheekbones using powders that offered a shimmering look.
STRIKE A POSE
Before photographer Omar Cruz snapped the first shot of the day, the makeup artists and hair stylists swooped in once more to add final touches on all of our divas. In the meantime, the unoccupied bunch shared a few laughs as they sought out the perfect pose just as actress Silvia Navarro did sitting on the table in a fierce stance.