Dion Samuel is a young Trinidadian-born, internationally trained makeup artist who has studied the fundamentals of makeup and skincare. He prides himself on producing quality work and upholding a high standard within the beauty industry, constantly seeking to expand on his skills with new techniques. Having always excelled in Art during his teens, Dion felt it was only natural to follow a career path that would showcase his creativity.
After extensive training and experience in New York, Dion Samuel has returned home to expand and build his local clientele.
He shares three looks with CFstyle.com readers with tips on how to recreate each look:
Look #1 – Daytime
‘Daytime looks are very simple and natural,’ says Dion.
Start by applying moisturizer on a clean face. Remember that moisturizers are very important under your makeup to keep the skin healthy and your makeup looking natural and soft. After evenly applying the correct foundation for your skin tone, powder face and neck with translucent powder or powder of your choice. Prime eyes with an eye shadow primer and choose the eye shadow closest to your complexion to apply to the inner eyelid. Apply a bronze or natural shadow with a slight shimmer to the middle part of the eyelid and blend outwards with a brown shade. Highlight the eyes by applying a neutral shade on the brow bone. Finish off by lining your eyes with a liquid or gel liner and a coat of mascara. A natural lip colour completes this look.
Look #2 – Night Time
‘Evening to night-time looks are a little louder.’
Moisturize and apply foundation and powder as explained above, then prime your eyelids with a black eye pencil and blend outwards. Set the colour with a matte black eye shadow – no shimmer. Blend the edges out with a brown eye shadow and use a natural shade to highlight the brow bone. Apply mascara, a light dust of blush on the cheekbones and a lip colour of your choice for added drama.
Look #3 – Dramatic
‘This dramatic look is perfect for the Carnival masquerader or club-goers.’
After you have completed the moisturizing, application of foundation and powder, prime your eyes with a neutral shade over the entire eyelid. Go in with a yellow eye shadow on the inner corners of the eyelid, blending it out to an orange in the centre of the lid and then into a dark purple followed by a black matte eye shadow on the outer lid. Shape the outer ends into a winged point, taking care not to extend it past the brow. Define the crease with a black liner and finish lining the entire eye before applying mascara. Brush a light blush over your cheeks and use a lip colour of your choice with a moisturizing gloss. Gems are optional!