Professional Almond Eyes Makeup Artist Talks Wedding & Summer Makeup

Leave it up to Skindinavia to get all your summer makeup tips straight from the pros! Jennifer Membreno is one of the most talented makeup artist in the industry who founded Almond Eyes makeup.  She studied makeup artistry at the Lia Schorr Institute in Manhattan with the goal of serving bridal clients. She is a beauty writer and freelance makeup artist for NARS cosmetics.  Here is her exclusive interview with Skindinavia on her summer beauty routine and best tips and tricks to make it look like you’ve gotten your makeup done by a pro every day! To view her work click here.
What is your favorite makeup trend right now?
Strong brows or strong cheeks (not necessarily at the same time)What are some ways you would suggest keeping skin this summer? The most important thing you can do for your skin is stay hydrated, drinking lots of water. Use a moisturizer with SPF.
What products do you use to prevent aging?What are the best kinds of facials?

A lot of beauty is really from the inside out. Vitamin supplements with antioxidants such as Astaxanthin when added to a healthy diet can add radiance at any age.  In terms of facials, I love anything that includes  collagen treatments.

What are some of your favorite skin care products? 

I am trying to move toward more organic and cruelty free products.

Who is your favorite celebrity to draw beauty inspiration from?

Katy Perry is really number one on my list right now. She is unique in that she can have such an outrageous style, yet always maintain clean, fresh and beautiful makeup. No one else rocks blue hair like Katy!

What are some of your favorite naturally looking base makeup? (foundation, concealer, etc)

I am a Nars girl, I use Sheer Glow Foundation every day, and tinted moisturizer in the summer.

What makeup look have you used on clients the most this summer?
Fresh cheeks, flushed with bright pinks and corals.
What is, in your opinion the perfect makeup look for a wedding?
A natural look that enhances your beauty, not changing it. Bridal makeup should be clean and pretty. If you opt for a strong eye, go with a nude lip. Alternatively, if you are dying for a pink or red pop on the lip, keep the eyes contoured and lined, with a clean lid.

If you could choose just one makeup style to wear both day and night what would it be?

My go to style for day and night is a light brown smoky eye. Natural, with various shades of brown to contour. To prep for night add a voluminous mascara, thicken your black liner and add a stronger lip color before you head out.

If you were in a rush with ten minutes to get ready, tell us what you would do.

Cleanse, tone, tinted moisturizer, mascara, pop blush and lip gloss!