With over 35 films and her own custom eyelash business, Christina Smith has worked with some of the most beautiful women in the world including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Gena Rowlands, Julie Andrews, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Giselle Bundchen, and many more.
Christina is a two-time Academy Award nominee for "Schindler's List" and "Hook." And her many make-up film credits also include: "Taxi," "Skeleton," "Freaky Friday," " Steel Magnolias," and "The Flintstones."
Christina says, "Being a Hollywood make-up artist for celebrities, I've seen how unforgiving camera lights can be on the skin. I haven't found anything that works like Smart Cover to tone down redness, and I love the coverage I get from Smart Cover concealers. And they are grateful that it won't rub off in the studio or on location."
Face Make-up: Using a Q-tip, I mix two or three shades on a piece of wax paper to obtain the perfect shade to match my client's skin tone.
Simple Skincare: Start with a clean palette and use a cleanser that's right for your skin type. In fact, I have recommended Smart Cover's Papaya Cleanser to many of my Hollywood make-up artist colleagues and they love its gentle action. I also recommend using a sunscreen every day even in the winter since damaging UV rays are there hot or cold when the sun shines.
All about Bronzers: Bronzers can be used as an eye shadow or cheek color, and all over the face for an instant suntan. I think Smart Cover's Believable Bronzer is a multi-purpose product that looks natural and won't turn orange on the skin. Another trick since most of us don't like our necks as we get older, is to shade underneath the jaw line to minimize the jowls.
How to keep lipstick looking fresh all day long: First, powder your lips then apply your lip liner then your lipstick. Now the trick is to reapply the powder over your lipstick to seal the lips. You can even do a couple layers of it. The result is lipstick that lasts all day long!
How to Shape Your Eyebrows: This really depends on your shape of your face. I really don't like thin eyebrows, this look can be very aging on women. However, If you're filling in your eyebrows, you can work with a pencil or powder depending upon your personal preference.
Kelly shares, "I treat patients with problem skin, so I like recommending a product that is gentle and gives natural-looking coverage. Since Smart Cover is so creamy, I never worry that my patients will pull or tug their tender skin. And it can be removed with soap and water."
Application tip: To avoid possibly scratching tender skin with rings or finger nails, I suggest my patients apply Smart Cover with a dampened Triangular Blending Sponge.
She adds, "I suggest it to both male and female patients."
Joseph says, "My work is featured in major magazines and Smart Cover is an indispensable tool for my fashion and beauty shoots. Even the most perfect models have bruises, veins, and breakouts, and nothing works quite like Smart Cover Concealing Creme."
Blending Tip: Using the pads of my middle three fingers, I glide Smart Cover on the problem area and make sure to feather out the edges with gentle strokes. When the coverage looks right, I leave it alone.
He adds, "I love that it dries to a soft finish without powder."