Makeup artist Mally Roncal has created some fabulous looks for many of the world’s most celebrated icons, including Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige. Here, the beauty guru shares her top makeup tips and product picks from her Mally Beauty cosmetics line!
On Applying Foundation
“Cream foundation is another one of my favorites,” said Roncal. “I like to put it on with my ring finger or a sponge. The best way to apply is with a swipe and smoosh method. If you’re using a sponge, dip it in the product, swipe it across the cheek and smoosh, or press the product into the skin.”
On Finding The Right Foundation Shade For Your Skin Tone
“Run the foundation across your jaw line and blend down. If it disappears, you have the right shade. I recommend the Ultimate Performance Professional Foundation from Mally Beauty. For this formula, if you’re using it by the jaw line, be sure to blend down to the throat. It’s important that the makeup disappears from the jaw line to the neck to have a perfectly natural looking complexion.”
“I always carry a lip pearlizing, lightening and darkening adjuster with me when I work on my celebrity clients, so that no matter what color lipstick or lip gloss I want to apply, I can make it on site.”
This tip inspired Mally to create her Pro Tricks Lip Palette. It includes nine vibrant shades which can be worn alone or combined to formulate various looks. Use the white shade modifier to lighten any color, or apply the black color modifier to deepen any shade. Add the pearlizer for a bit of shimmer to make your lips pop!