Yesterday we hosted a live Facebook chat with Director of Make-up for Le Métier de Beauté, Mikey Castillo to pick his brain on tips, tricks and what we can look forward to from
Le Métier de Beauté! If you missed the chance to join us live, fear not. We have the best of our Q&A right here...
Mikey - can all women wear a nude lip? I find it washes me out, but am interested in trying the trend. What's the trick for a great nude lip?
LMdB's Cafe Crème and Crème de la Crème are great go-tos for a nude lipped look. Also, if you feel nude lips wash you out try adding a little bit more eye makeup (rim the water line with a chocolate brown or rich black liner such as LMdB's Sequoia or Noir eye pencils to create a smokier effect) this will add balance to a more neutral lip color and is guaranteed to amplify sex appeal!
Mikey, my girlfriend has beautiful pale skin with a rosy glow, I wanted to buy her a treat and I know she likes her make up what blusher colour would you recommend??
I would recommend Romeo and Juliet it's the perfect combination of rosy pink and a warm glow. It's designed specifically for the palest of skin colors and frequently talked about on the beauty blog Perilously Pale. I know she's gonna love it!
I'm getting married in one month and I was wondering if you can recommend me any must haves for brides??? Thanks!
The current collection the "Nouvelle Vague" is the ideal for the ingenue bride. Nylon stocking nude with rose champagne subtle mauve and noir for the lash line.
Do you have any tips or tricks for getting your eyeshadow to last longer?
I always use an eyeshadow base prior to eyeshadow deposit. My go-to base is LMdB's Dualistic Eye Liner Pencil in either Champagne or Tamarack. The dualistic formula means the pencil can be used as a traditional eye liner or smudged all over the lid as an eyeshadow base.
My eyebrows are getting lighter as I get older, should I go for an eyebrow pencil in a lighter or darker shade to give them more shape?
I would recommend LMdB's Natural Blonde Eyebrow Pencil. I use it even on brunettes. A really dark eyebrow is not fashionable anymore. Natural Blonde will create shape and define brows without looking harsh a la Groucho Marx or Peter Gallagher.
How should I use the Blonzer? Do I used it in the same way as a bronzer?
The Kabuki Brush is my favorite tool for the Blonzer. The cut of the bristles allows for the perfect deposit of color to provide a natural looking tan. To answer specifically, I would use all of the Bronzers in the collection, including the Blonzer the same way. The only distinction being that the Blonzer provides the most universally sought after cocoa butter brown tan without orange or red undertones. Sun Kissed Bronzer is for very pale skin and Sun Drenched Bronzer is for the deepest of skin tones.
Here at Zuneta HQ we love that your lipsticks are named after cities! What comes first, do you pick a city you love and create a colour to match, or do you create the colour and pick a city that suits it?
International destinations help people to dream and colors are selected based on the fantasy of what we think a woman in that part of the world would wear!
My skin is looking terrible at the moment. I think it's the change in weather. It looks really dull. What tricks are there to get it looking bright and healthy again?
I would recommend Peau Vierge. If you wear it for a few days in a row, by the end of the week you're very likely to see a difference in tone and texture and quality. Most people love Peau Vierge because it's pretty and it feels good BUT it also contains .05% retinol. Low enough that everyone can use it but high enough so that it is able to remove dullness from skin. Skin will feel silkier and more subtle...enjoy!
The main difference is the Peau Vierge contains an anti-aging and anti-blemish ingredient. Some people are going to prefer the strictly cosmetic function of the Classic Concealer whereas others are looking for more of an anti-aging product that covers and treats simultaneously. Both are fabulous!
Any more exciting designer collaborations coming up?!
Yes, however the collaborations are still top secret...if I reveal anything my neck will be nominated for the guillotine!
My very best advice is to make your eyeliner as discreet as possible. If the eyeliner is wide and drawn onto the eyelid it can shrink the eye. However, liner is essential what you must do is blacken the very base of the eye lashes to provide maximum contrast and open up the eye. I don't like eyeliner to run up into the eye shadow as it is competitive. The liner must stay sinewy and refined.
Hi Mikey! Whose make-up would you most like to do if you could choose anyone?
It's a toss up between Joan Collins and Angelina Jolie!
I love the idea of layering my eyeshadow but how do I choose the shades that will work best together?
My best advice is to begin with a shade that evokes warmth. Then, the second shade should be opposite something that is really cool. The third hot and then finally cold. This creates a crescendo of intensity. The more you add the more you amplify the colour of your iris. This technique forces people to look at your beautiful eye colour not your make-up.
Huge thanks to Mikey for joining us and to everyone who sent in their questions!