She responsible for creating faces seen in movies and on the red carpet, and is also a sought-after Kevyn Aucoin artist and cosmetics stylist. Kimberly Castillo, Lead Artist and Account Executive of Artistry Sales and Education, is renowned for her ability to connect with her clients and help them actualize their personal beauty ideal. Day after day, Castillo is carrying the torch of the iconic makeup artist by cultivating a loyal client following among luxury retailers, boutiques and consumers with Kevyn Aucoin products. She embodies the brand ideals of passion, creativity, taking risks and most importantly, finding beauty in every living thing.
She paused from her busy schedule to sound off on the four hottest spring makeup trends and “how to” tips, so let’s all take note:
1 . Bright Complexion
What we are seeing for spring is a fresh bright complexion. Nothing overworked or heavy. Lots of hydrating primer and foundation or concealer only where needed to even the skin tone. The sensual skin fluid foundation is the perfect lightweight formula for spring complexion. The oil free formula with a lightweight serum texture and anti aging properties offers awesome perfect build able coverage for every skin type.
Contouring is still a major theme for spring and will continue to be into 2017. Kevyn Aucoin Beauty has just launched 2 new shades of contour extending our cult classic The Sculpting Powder to now have not only the original formula in Medium but we now offer a light and deep version so that every woman no matter their skin tone can be perfectly contoured using Kevyn Aucoin products.
Highlighting is where we are seeing an exciting new turn in themes. Highlighting traditionally is a white, silver or gold sparkly shimmer on the tops of the cheeks. Spring 2016 showcases a more subtle aluminized effect, better known as strobing. Cosmetics companies on the whole are steering away from sparkles and shimmers and are introducing cream, liquid or gel highlighters that offer a natural etherial effect. An effortless lit from within glow is now the trend. Ultra fine light reflecting pigments offer a beautiful sheen. Kevyn Aucoin has launched The Gaurdian Angel Cream Highlighter in Halo and introduced The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting in Starlight. These 2 new additions to the line create the look of glowing flawless skin on even the most dehydrated skin.
4. Color Washing
Washes of color on the lip and eye are also a major theme. For spring we are seeing a new version of a dramatic eye introduced. The Cut crease eye is out with fall. Precisely lined lips, Lashes and liquid liner are saved for night. Spring eye themes are effortless and easy to achieve. Lots of mascara and a subtle liner alone the lower lash line defines the eye without looking heavy. All over bright washes of color from lash line to crease gives the eye a pop of excitement and allure. This can be an accessorizing complementary color found in a new spring dress, clutch or shoe. Matching shadow to outfit has been a long standing no-no in the makeup world. Spring 2016 color stories showcase ways to incorporate themed colors in a non aggressive way. I love seeing a woman wear the same family of color story on her eyes, cheek and lips in a modern and fun way. The key is not looking for an exact match but referencing the undertone and textures of materials and fabrics.