It takes hours of work and a delicate hand to ensure a celebrity’s make up immaculate for an official appearance.
So it comes as no surprise that even the most professional make up experts have a few things to learn from Ariel Tejada, the 22-year-old make up artist behind Makeup by Ariel.
The talented artist, who counts the Kardashian family, Kylie Jenner and Shay Mitchell as clients, recently flew to Sydney to host a workshop where he revealed his top tricks and beauty secrets.
Australian beauty YouTuber Chloe Morello attended the event and afterwards, recreated a Hollywood look to show how Ariel makes over his clients, his favourite products and the little hints and tricks he offered to the crowd – and it wasn’t easy.
Australian beauty YouTuber Chloe Morello attended a workshop by Makeup by Ariel – the make up artist for celebrities including Kylie Jenner, the Kardashians and Shay Mitchell
She recreated a Hollywood look inspired by one he did on Kylie to show how Ariel makes over his clients
‘I went to Makeup by Ariel’s Masterclass. He is of course Kylie Jenner’s make up artist and he is very sweet and talented and humble,’ Chloe said in her video, which is still trending highly on the platform.
‘I wanted to put together some of the tips and tricks and products that he taught us about and do a Kardashian/Jenner worthy look for you.’
Chloe said Ariel is ‘extremely patient and takes his time and uses a very light hand when doing the make up’ so it takes a long time.
In fact, he says that a good make up look takes about 1.5 hours but because of time restrictions he often has just 10 minutes to pull a look together.
‘Ariel (pictured) is of course Kylie Jenner’s make up artist and he is very sweet and talented and humble,’ Chloe said in her video
‘He does his make up on completely bare skin so no moisturiser or primer – the skin needs to be cleansed and dry – and then he begins on the eyebrows,’ Chloe said.
Chloe then used the Anastasia Brow Whiz pencil and lightly shaped and filled in her brows before using a caramel/blonde brow gel to bring some dimension back to the brow. To do this she used 3D Brow Times by Benefit.
‘Ariel used a Kryolan Concealer Palette after to carve out the brow but I don’t have that so I am going to take MC25 by Mac – he went around the whole parameter of the brow craving it out,’ Chloe said.
‘He then put concealer all over the eyelids and powdered them.’
After doing her eyebrows Chloe applied $99 The Water Cream by Tatcha (pictured) all over her face, decolletage and chest
‘With foundation he likes to use a very light hand and then spreads it all over the face around the edges of the face and then puts concealer towards the middle of the face. That is how he combats cakeyness,’ she said
What are some of Ariel’s top tips?
* Start on a completely bare face and do the eyebrows before moisturising
* Apply moisturiser all over the face, decolletage and shoulders
* Apply foundation only around the edges of the face and buff inwards and apply concealer in the centre
* Use the baking method under the eyes in a triangle and along the smile lines
* Use a gentle hand, never a heavy one
* Use lash clusters so you can create a whispy, staggered look rather than a perfect, unnatural one
* Leave a small gap under the eyes so powder doesn’t settle into the creases
* Use bronze eyeliner on the lower and upper water line as it makes the eyes sparkle
* Overline the bottom lip to make the lip look naturally pouty
* Use a blonde brow gel over the top of the brows to bring some dimension back to them
Chloe said Ariel likes to use the Laura Mercier powder – the make up artist using ‘a lot of powder’ but in small amounts to set his clients’ faces.
‘He does not like white translucent powders he likes ones with a beige tint so it doesn’t leave a white cast,’ Chloe said, before dabbing the powder over her lids and under the brows.
Only then was it time to moisturise and prep the face.
To do so, Chloe used The Water Cream by Tatcha all over her face, chest and neck before applying the Lanolips balm (instead of the Shiva Rose Glow Face Balm Ariel used) over the higher points of her skin for ‘extra radiance’.
The eye look was created using products from Kylie Cosmetics and a Too Faced bronzer and Chloe used Kylie’s black eyeliner and one of the KKW eye shadows over the top of her lids.
Chloe then added the Cold Plasma Eye Cream from Perricone MD (instead of the La Mer Eye Cream) underneath her eyes before applying the Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani.
‘He uses 6.5 on her but I am using 6 – and the brush he uses is the It Cosmetics brush,’ Chloe said.
‘With foundation he likes to use a very light hand and then spreads it all over the face around the edges of the face and then puts concealer towards the middle of the face. That is how he combats cakeyness.’
She used the KKW Contour and Highlight Kit to contour and highlight her face
Chloe then applied the foundation all across her decolletage, shoulders and ears before adding concealer (a couple of shades lighter) under he eyes and on blemishes. To hide blemishes she then patted foundation back over the concealer.
‘He used the Creme Contour & Highlight set by KKW to contour and highlight the face – he used a beauty blender periodically to pat over the skin as well – and then he took out a cheap make up sponge and baked her,’ Chloe said.
‘He put a lot of powder under the eyes and also set all over the face so I am going to use a brush and delicately set it all. I then leave all that on now to do its business.’
Chloe then did her eyes, highlighted under her brow bone, baked again along the smile lines, curled her lashes and used the Hypno mascara from Lancome on her upper and lower lashes.
Chloe used powder to ‘bake’ (set make up) under her eyes and along her smile line – it’s important to remove this properly later on or the excess shows up in photos
‘One last step before dusting off the powder is putting a bronze eyeliner on the lower water line and upper water line because it makes the eyes sparkle and makes brown eyes pop,’ Chloe said, before using Scorch by Urban Decay to do so.
‘You have to make sure the baking is well and truly off otherwise it can flash back in pictures so you have to be buffing it off. He said to bring it towards the side of the nose.’
A number of times Chloe struggled with the new techniques but persevered regardless.
Chloe used the $168 Surratt brush to contour as Ariel swears by it before using a Too Faced bronzer on her face, the Natasha Denona’s Diamond and Blush Palette on the apples of her cheeks and Ardell clusters on her eyelashes – the latter choice because you can ‘customise’ the look more.
Pictured left is the model Ariel made over and right is Chloe after she recreated the look
‘I think I did pretty good. I think I did something similar to what he ended up with,’ Chloe said of her final look (pictured)
‘He likes them to look whispy. He uses the tweezers to smoosh them a little bit so they don’t look as perfect,’ Chloe said.
Chloe then put highlighter on the inner corner of her eyes, used the Morphe lipliner in Sweet Tea on her lips and finished with the KKW lip gloss over the top in Kim.
‘For the bottom lip he over-lines the bottom. Basically your bottom lip curls over so noone can see you are overlining it there. It creates a shadow underneath the lip and your lip will look really naturally pouty,’ Chloe said.
‘It all came together really well. After I baked I wasn’t sure what I did,’ Chloe concluded.
‘I definitely love the techniques that he gave us. He is a genius. I am totally going to start using a lot of these techniques. I feel really good.
‘I think I did pretty good. I think I did something similar to what he ended up with.’
The full tutorial with all products and tricks can be viewed here.
What products did Chloe Morello use/mention in the process?
– Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Dark Brown’ Brow Wiz, $28
– Benefit Cosmetics ‘Light/Medium’ 3D Brow Tones, $42
– MAC ‘NC25’ Studio Finish Concealer, $34
– Laura Mercier ‘Translucent’ Loose Setting Powder, $62
– Tatcha ‘The Water Cream’, $99
– La Mer Crème De La Mer, $242
– Shiva Rose Glow Face Balm, $65
– Lanolips ‘101 Ointment’ Multipurpose Superbalm, $14
– Kylie Cosmetics ‘Bronze’ Palette, $42
– Too Faced ‘Sweethearts’ Baked Luminous Bronzer, $44
– Kylie Cosmetics ‘Black’ Kyliner, $14
– KKW ‘Bronze’ Ultra Beam Loose Powder, $32
– Perricone Cold Plasma Eye Cream, $142
– Giorgio Armani ‘6’ Luminous Silk Foundation, $99
– KKW Medium’ Creme Contour and Highlight Kit, $48
– Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara, $54
– Lancôme Hypnose Drama Mascara, $52
– Urban Decay ‘Scorch’ 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil, $33
– Natasha Denona ‘Darya’ Diamond & Blush Palette, $89
– Ardell Individual Lashes with Duo ‘Dark’ Lash Glue, $9
– Morphe ‘Sweet Tea’ Lipliner , $3
– Kylie Cosmetics X KKW ‘Kim’ Crème Liquid Lipstick, $58
– Surratt Brush, $168