If you happened to catch the Premios Juventud awards last week then you probably saw the gorgeous Alejandra Espinoza strut her stuff on the green carpet. The Mexican actress looked amazing in her green dress and minimal jewelry but my favorite part of her entire ensemble was her natural beachy sun-kissed look. Keep reading to get step by step instructions on how Univision's top makeup artist, Franz Munoz, used L’Oréal Paris and Urban Decay products to create her flawless hair & makeup look.
Alejandra wanted a natural, yet polished, look. Franz used warm colors on her, including a light plum liner on eyes, coral on cheeks to give the look of a natural flush, and soft rosy lips to give a bit of contrast with her sexy green ivory bathing suit cover-up dress. The final look was a beachy fresh look, yet very sophisticated and elegant.
STEP 1: Create a perfect canvas using L'Oréal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher ($24.99) as a skin primer to give a nice dewy, radiant complexion.
STEP 2: Gently dab the L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup in Golden Beige ($10.95) to contour. Blend in with the L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup in Caramel Beige ($10.95) to create a sun-kissed caramel glow. No powder needed to keep the look fresh and dewy.
STEP 3: For the eyes, apply the darkest shade from the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in Absolute Taupe ($9.99) over your entire eyelid and the medium-colored one in the crease. Use the lightest shade from L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in Perpetual Nude ($9.99) along your brow bone.
*Secret tip: Franz added a bit of Urban Decay Heavy Metal Loose Glitter in Goldmine ($12) to make the makeup more llamativo.
STEP 4: To highlight the eyes, first add a winged line above the upper lash line with a fun summer green shade from L'Oréal Paris Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible in True Teal ($8.99). Beneath the lower lash line use the L’Oreal Paris Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible in Pure Purple ($8.99) as it’s a perfect color for daytime that plays well with tan to darker skin tones.
STEP 5: Apply two coats of L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Black ($7.99) to the upper lashes.
STEP 4: On the apple of your cheeks, lightly dab the blush from Urban Decay’s NAKED FLUSHED in Native ($30) for a natural flush and highlight the cheek bones and nose with its built-in highlighter.
STEP 5: Create a polished glossy lip using L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipcolour in Rose Melody ($9.99).
To compliment Alejandra’s sexy green bathing suit cover-up dress, Franz created voluminous beach waves to accentuate her sharp cheekbones. Alejandra wanted something simple, yet fresh and elegant.
STEP 1: Start off with dry hair. Spray a bit of the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray ($4.99) at the roots to give it more texture and volume.
STEP 2: Separate your hair into four sections and apply L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray ($4.99) directly onto the areas you will be curling (about from about 3 inches down from the roots and 3 inches from the ends).
STEP 3: Place a 1 inch to 1 1/4 inch barrel curling iron about 3 inches from the roots and wrap medium sections of the hair around the barrel. Be sure to stay away from the ends.
STEP 4: Continue around the head until all hair is curled.
STEP 5: Finish the look with the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray ($4.99) for a glossy, frizz-controlled finish.
TIP: To achieve a ombré similar to Alejandra’s new hair color, use the L'Oréal Paris Feria Wild Ombré in Medium to Dark Brown ($12.99).