Profiled: Maddie Rice ~Makeup Guru Edition~

September 21, 2016 by

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

Other favorites include: Kat Von D Lock It, Urban Decay Naked, and It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

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

Setting Powder – La Mer Setting Powder, Chanel Setting Powder and the Laura Mercier Setting Powder

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


Set with Powder Products:  Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish or Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

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

Mascara:  Dior Maximizer Lash Primer and the Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara

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

Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Penelope Pink or Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in the color Boy – natural and pretty, nothing too dramatic


“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.



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