09/14/2011 05:25 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Women of Color: Before and After

Megan Mjaatvedt for EVE PEARL

When it comes to applying makeup, every woman is unique in her needs. In this series, Eve Pearl shares her Before and After makeover images, highlighting the individual considerations of Women of Color.


Photo courtesy of Eve Pearl.


Meet Gowri, a talented classical musician who wants a performance- ready look. After prepping her face with a priming moisturizer with Astaxanthin, Eve Pearl uses a dual foundation and salmon concealer to even out Gowri's skin tone for a face that's ready for the bright lights of the stage.

For the foundation, Eve uses a technique called Reverse Contouring, a method that contradicts traditional contouring effects to create a more natural look. With one side of a foundation brush, she applies the darker side of the dual foundation on the cheeks, nose, and forehead. Using the other side of the brush, Eve applies the lighter foundation on the chin and along the jawline.

After blending the foundation with a damp non-latex sponge, Eve uses a salmon-hued concealer to cover the dark circles under Gowri's eyes. Once fully blended, the makeup is set with a dual pressed powder to ensure a long-lasting application. Eve then gave Gowri's face a healthy glow using all three tones of a blush trio (peach, pink, and bronze), applying the color to the hollow of her cheek and taking it up high on the cheekbones with a fan brush. (Watch a blush tutorial here.)

With healthy, even skin - coupled with dramatic eye makeup - Gowri has the confidence she needs to perform in front of a crowded concert hall.

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