Beauty Interview

Makeup Artist Denika Bedrossian Interview About Her Favourite Summer Looks

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Celebrity makeup artist, Denika Bedrossian, has always had a passion for beauty, fashion and music. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Denika began painting at a young age. She moved from canvas to face and began sharing her gift with the public by taking a position at MAC. Her passion, brand knowledge and experience shortly led her to working with models and celebrities alike. Denika has done celebrities and musicians for award shows, music videos, album covers, commercials and print ads as well has had her work featured in InStyle, Teen Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Billboard, Glamour and Lovecat Magazine.

Real Style: What are some of the top makeup trends for summer 2014 and how are they different?

Denika Bedrossian: Some of the top makeup trends for this summer are a clean face with a bright lip, various shaped eye liner and maybe a  wash of pastel color on the eye lid. We’re bringing back a bit of color without an overwhelming amount of makeup. A soft wash of pastel over the lid adds a feminine look without having a lot of products on.

RS: Orange has been such a strong color on the runways. Do you think it’s for everyone? If not, who should stay away?

DB: Orange has been such a big color this season.. All shades of Orange, whether its a matte lipstick, a stain or a gloss, it’s been seen paired with a soft highlight and contour. I have been loving Urban Decay Revolution lipstick and lip pencil in Bang, it’s a perfect orange, vegan, hydrating and has great long wear. There are so many shades of Orange, if the bright neon scares you, try starting with an orange based red lipstick to ease into the shade.


RS: What are your go to summer makeup products and why?

DB: My go to summer products include Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream with SPF 15-INCREDIBLE for hydration, instant brightness, and sun protection, MAC Zoom Waterfast lash, Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour cream, Nars Copacabana illuminator for immediate highlight anywhere and Tarte Lipsurgence set for a variety of fun and great lip colors.

RS: What are the five most important makeup and beauty products all women should have in their makeup bag for the summer? 

DB: Every person has there favorite beauty items in there bag, my top 5 are…  Concealer (I love the by Terry Touche Veloutee Concealer pen), a Lip Hydrator (Elizabeth Arden 8 hour Lip treatment works wonders), Mascara, Jao hand refresher and your favourite lipstick.

RS: What would you call your personal signature look?

DB: My personal signature look is the classic old Hollywood red lip with a great liner and dewy skin. It has always been my favourite look, but I love to play around with lip colours depending on my mood.

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