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Veronica: Hi I'm Veronica with WatchMojo.com and today make-up artist Lisa Sim shows us how to create the Big-O look.
Lisa Sim: North American ideas of beauty—where do they come from? I’d have to say that it’s all kind of revolves around the sex. Because, believe it or not, humans are the only animals that don’t go into heat.
So the reason why we do our lips big, red, glossy, is kind to make it look like our other lips. And why we do put blush on our cheeks? Kind of looks like post-orgasm. Those are kind of like a couple of reasons why we do our make-up the way we do; to make it look obviously younger, kind of fertile, and enhance our natural beauty.
Veronica: So now you’re about to show us some ways to get this look at home?
Lisa Sim: Absolutely, we’re going to do a clear skin, we’re going to do rosy cheeks; we’re going to do plump-filled-juicy lips, and bright eyes.
Alright we’re here at Aimee, how are you?
Aimee Davison: Great.
Lisa Sim: We’re going to do a very natural but sexy look. We’re going to start with the apples of the cheeks versus doing the contour which would make us look more as felt. This is the part that looks of— kind of like the post-orgasm.
So you do a big smile. We will take a nice pink. We’re using a round dome and we’re just going to hit the tops of the cheek bone. And that’s the flushed and heat look.
Okay, we’re going to talk about soft-natural lips. Best way to achieve this is by starting by exfoliating the lip. When you sloth the dead cells off the surface of the lip, it’s going to do several things:
You can improve the circulation. It’s going to bring all the blood flow to the lips. It’s going to make it look fuller. It’s going to take out the fine lines and take off all the dead skin.
So I just took a little bit of gloss and mix it with a clear gloss and we’re going to dab with our fingertips versus using a brush. It’s going to do a more natural application—very glossy, very healthy looking.
So the next step, we’re going to the eyelashes. We definitely need to use a lash curler. Why do we use this? Because it makes the eyes like brighter, more open, and more flirty.
Straight lashes create a shadow on the wet of the eye. So when we curl that up, the eyes become clear looking—that’s imparting the look of youthfulness.
We go to the root of the lash. Pulse it five times—one, two, three, four, five—open it, go to the middle—one, two, three, four, five— and then to the tip—one, two, three, four, five.
Pulse and curlier lashes when you go to apply your mascara, you’re actually going to see the eyelashes now. Curl the lashes first then apply the mascara. That will prevent any breakage.
Have you looking down; when applying the mascara, rake it that way. The lashes go in between the tines of the spooly. I'm keeping my fingertip behind the lashes, that way I prevent any smudging onto the eyelid.
So the next step is going to be the highlights. So we’re going to use a little bit of glow. This is a very fine mineral; we use this underneath the arch of the brow—along the top of the cheek bone—in the corner of the eye; definitely catch more light and make the eyes look very dough-eyed, very big and bright.
So our last step is to apply liquid crystals. This is liquefied crystals and of vegetable starch, and it’s like millions of mirrors on a skin; and as it reflects the light, it refracts the light, it blurs imperfections, it makes it look more glowy, and youthful and dewy. So we’re gong to hit the tops of the cheek bone—other side—and then smile; and there you have the appearance of post aqueous.