Professional Grade: Beauty Breakdown from Celebrity MUA Saisha Beecham

-You recently did makeup for actress Nia Long for her March appearance on The View. How did you get this look?

Beecham: I knew that Nia would be wearing a coral-colored Rachel Roy dress, so I wanted give her a subtle peachy/coral look.
Nia did her normal moisturizing regimen before we began and I followed it with the Smashbox Targeted Pore & Line Primer. This product is amazing before foundation and gave her a smooth canvas for me to apply the foundation. I followed that with Bobbi Brown- Creamy Concealer in Golden. This concealer really opened her eyes and helped with her bright youthful look.

For her eyes, I covered her lids with Smashbox Flamingo Eye Shadow. This really opened her sexy slender eyes and was a great compliment to her dress. For the crease of her eye, I actually used the Smashbox Contour Palette in Bronze. I also glided it underneath her bottom lash line. I covered her upper lash line with Smashbox Cream eyeliner in Caviar using a small angled brush. This was followed with a coat of Smashbox Bionic Mascara in Jet Black to top and bottom lashes to add that “sexy” to her naturally beautiful stare.

For the apples of her cheeks I used Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Calypso Coral… applied with a flat foundation brush. This helped us achieve our peachy/coral look that we discussed. The creamy sheen kept her dewy and fresh. Of course I had to add our regular highlight to her cheekbones by dusting on the NYX Ultimate Pearl Loose Powder Eye Shadow in Yellow Gold. This was the “glow” that everyone was asking about.

Lastly, we finished her lips off with a series of layers. First covering her entire lip with Smashbox- Double Take Lip Color Pencil/ Amaretto. Followed by Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Alluring and finished with Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss in Endless Kiss. These layers gave a powerful pop to her lips that would last through all the talking she would be doing when interviewing guests on the show.