We shot at Urban Decay last week and I had the VERY great pleasure of meeting one Mr. Eric Jimenez. Eric heads up Urban Decay's Global Sales and Artistry, which is no small feat for a power house brand. I have had the good fortune of meeting a lot of great artists and famous personalities in my 15 years in cosmetics and Eric is definitely one of my top 5 highlights.
Here are some of the best tips I picked up for this wonderfully kind and funny man:
- Urban Decays shadows (some of my favorite) don't contain binders, which means you only need to TAP the soft pigment with your brush to pick up enough for an application.
- Don't neglect the neck and decollote! I realized watching Eric sweep bronzer down the neck and highlighter on the collar bone that I have missed out on our greatest natural accessories.
- Color is great! If you are intimidated by some of the bolder colors start with a monochromatic bright look that is universally flattering.
- Most importantly, I learned from Eric just how beautiful men find women. We, as women, run a constant monologue in our heads about all our deficient areas while men simply view us as natural wonders.