Ever look at someone’s flawless makeup in awe and confusion as to why you can’t get yours to look that perfect? Well, Maddie Rice is that girl we’ve all caught ourselves staring at and this week I was lucky enough to get the inside scoop on all of her secrets. Follow Maddie’s steps for “going out” makeup and prepare to wow the crowd at Homebar this Thursday, or at least the few that will remember.
This beauty guru only started getting into makeup two years ago, which you would never guess by the size of her makeup collection. Opening her makeup drawer induces the same reaction I imagine people have when they open my closet, “There’s no way she uses all of that!” Don’t be alarmed, she doesn’t use all of it all the time. But just like a good stylist, she likes to have options to experiment with.
Maddie draws her inspiration from beauty bloggers, Youtubers, and celebrity makeup artists such as Tati Westbrook, Patrick Ta (Gigi Hadid’s makeup artist), and her absolute girl crush, Jaclyn Hill.
“I love makeup, but I’m no professional by any means”….after reading the extensive list of Maddie’s go-to night time routine, you’ll join me in saying, I beg to differ.
Steps and tips for Maddie’s go-to night time glam:
Tip: always wash your hands and take off any excess makeup that didn’t come off in the shower
Moisturize: Tatcha Rich Silk Cream
Tip: Even if you’re an oily person, always moisturize because your skin will produce more oil if you don’t
Primer: Giorgio Armani Prima
Foundation: Two-Faced Born This Way
For a dewy/luminous finish: Tom Ford Skin Illuminator
Brush: It Cosmetics Kabuki Brush
Tip: Use a mixing tray to mix the two colors together if you’re in-between shades so you don’t waste any product mixing on your hand – then buff in circular motions all over face and neck
She has a lot of different foundations that she likes but her current favorite for going out is The Elsi The Dior Airflash or the Two Faced Born This Way – she’s using the Born This Way Foundation
Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape – full coverage for nighttime
Tip: draw triangles under your eye and lines on the sides of your nose, put on chin and a little on the forehead to bring features forward
Beauty Blender – dampen under the sink to absorb excess product – then press on the concealer to blend
Tip: dab the beauty blender into lose powder and tap it under your eyes
Contour – Bobbi Brown Foundation Sticks in shades much darker than your skin tone for a bold night out look
Use the Lancome Highlighting and Contouring Stick for less of an intense look
Tip: draw on your under cheekbones, hairline, sides of chin and a little over the sides of nose to slim the bridge of your nose – then blend with the beauty blender – only put the contour on the areas you want to bring away from the face – the highlight goes on the features you want to bring forward so cheekbone, bridge of nose, etc.
Tip: for a nighttime look use more cream products before setting with powder
Cream Blush: Nars Multiple Stick in the color G-Spot
Tip: use mauve tones for fall, lightly tap and swirl on cheeks
Cream Highlighter: Watts Up by Benefit
Tip: tap on with your finger on the high points of cheekbones
Tip: set around nose, under eyes, and eyelids – then with a big fluffy brush stamp into face to set all of cream products
Use Mac Sculpting Powder in color Shadester with a small brush to fit in the hollows of your cheeksand well to accentuate contour – put in all the same places you put cream contour products
Bronzer: Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion – added step you don’t need to do if your already tan enough
Blush: Nars Blush in Dolce Vita – again circular small motions onto the cheeks
Highlighter: Becca Highlighters, or shoutout to Maddie’s makeup guru Jaclyn Hill, Becca Jaclyn Hill Pallette (limited edition) – mixing the two highlights and go over your cheekbones, bridge of nose, and a little under brow bone and tear ducts
Set Makeup: Urban Decay Setting Spray
Tartelette Palette – Smarty Pants medium brown color to define crease using a fluffy brush
Tip: contour eyes to give them shape – darker shades on the outer corner and crease and lighter shades in the middle and inner corner
Rebel color using Morphe M433 brush on the outer half of eye
Tip: use circular motions back and forth making a V on the outside of the eye – adds dimension to outer portion of eye for a smokey look
Leader burgundy color using a more precise brush – Makeup Geek outer V brush
Tip: slowly deposit a little color on the outside of the eye and blend it out with the fluffy brush
Sweetheart color – light pink colors on lid and inner corner of the eye
Tip: just press the eyeshadow on the eye – don’t brush because that will create fall out on your face
Funny Girl shimmery color in the inner eye
Tip: apply shadow under the eye line with a flat definer brush – use the Sweetheart color from the inner corner to the center, then use the darker Rebel color on the outer edge – blend with a pencil brush
Nighttime eyebrows: gel Armani Eye and Brow Maestro in color Copal
Tip: using an eyebrow brush she only applies in the portions she needs filled in, so a little on the bottom for dimension, to the arch to add shape and to the tail to fill – then comb through with brow brush
Tip: always curl eyelashes to make them look longer and fuller
Eyeliner: Tom Ford Eye Defining Liquid Liner Pen
Tip: apply a thin line from the outer corner of the eye to the inner corner
Tip: tilt the mirror up and look down over it to get into the base your lashes
Tip: If you get mascara on your eye or face do not try to remove it right away, let it dry before doing so you can easily flake it off after
Bottom Lashes Mascara for the “super high maintenance” girl: Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes’ Mascara – makes it easy to get the inner smaller lashes
“That’s why I love makeup, I love the fact that I feel like I can wear a basic outfit but if I take the time to make my makeup look good I can still look pretty but not like I’m trying too hard”
If the whole working for Morgan Stanley in New York thing doesn’t work out next year, I think it’s safe to say Maddie has a solid back up plan as the next beauty blogger sensation.
To summarize Maddie’s top 5 most crucial makeup tips include:
1) Creams before powders—ALWAYS
2) Less [foundation] is more
3) Set your under eyes with a beauty blender & loose powder to avoid creasing
4) Blend until your fingers fall off
5) If you get mascara on your face (which I somehow always do) WAIT until it dries completely, then gently rub with a q-tip—if it is dry, it will flake off completely!
Thanks for letting me invade your space Mads! My wallet is definitely about to take a hit.