As Bravo’s hit TV show, the Real Housewives of Atlanta gears up to air their 4th season, the ladies are sure to bring the drama..and the fashion!
The artist behind the RHOA’s makeup look is celebrity makeup artist, Toni Acey. With more than 10 years under her belt, Acey, dishes to bravotv.com about the housewives and her favorite beauty tips.
An excerpt below:
[quote style="boxed"]Are there particular features with each wife that you try to accentuate?
I have had the pleasure of working with all of the women of The Real Housewives of Atlanta during the past two seasons and they each have unique and beautiful features. One common feature that I really love to accentuate when I am working with the ladies is their eyes since that is what most people tend to notice first. For example with Sheree’s look, I love to play up her bronze skin tone by using light shimmery eye shadows for a clean daytime look. For the evening, we add a pop of color so that her eyes light up the room. Her favorite color on the eyes is a green metallic which I usually apply using an airbrush.
What are your top three must-have products? Urban Decay’s “24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencils” (I love every color!) M.A.C. Dazzleglass “Money Honey” NARS Blush “Taos”
What are the biggest mistakes people make when doing their makeup? Over doing it! I hate to sound cliché, but a little goes a long way when it comes to makeup. Don’t hide your best features by piling on the makeup. Makeup should be used to enhance your beauty. Your eye shadow does not have to match every color in your graphic print, Marc Jacobs dress. Don’t get caught up on the brand either, focus on what works best for you and the look you are going for. We all love name brands, but expensive doesn’t always equal best product when it comes to cosmetics and skin care.
Any makeup tips/secrets you’ve given to the housewives that you’d like to offer to fans? Mix a bit of dark liquid bronzer into your lotion to give your legs and arms a beautiful, warm glow. Be sure to apply it evenly so there is no streaking. You will look like you have been vacationing in the Hamptons with The Real Housewives of NYC.[/quote]
To read more of Acey’s interview, please visit: Bravotv.com
For more information about Toni, visit www.toniacey.com