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Meet Celebrity Makeup Artist Troy Jensen – Part 2 of 2 October 16, 2013

Troy Jensen, celebrated makeup artist has worked with Emmy Rossum, Rebecca Romijn, Megan Fox, Kim & Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Halle Berry. Troy sat down with MAKEUP FOR EVER and shared his philosophy on beauty, what inspires him and why he loves our new brush collection in a 2-part interview.

MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new brush line has ignited the painter in me. There's nothing I can't create with perfection and precision.

Meet Celebrity Makeup Artist Troy Jensen – Part 2 of 2

October 16, 2013

Troy Jensen, celebrated makeup artist has worked with Emmy Rossum, Rebecca Romijn, Megan Fox, Kim & Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Halle Berry. Troy sat down with MAKEUP FOR EVER and shared his philosophy on beauty, what inspires him and why he loves our new brush collection in a 2-part interview.

MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new brush line has ignited the painter in me. There's nothing I can't create with perfection and precision.

What products do you think should be a staple in every woman's purse?

The right foundation and powder, great tools like a Kabuki brush and sponges, a highlighter to contour the face, a cream eye shadow and soft cheek color, an eye lash curler and black mascara, and lastly a faux lash strip for special occasions.

What's your best technique for concealing under-eye darkness?

I don't like too much concealer. When it looks too light or too heavy, I will dab where it's needed. Areas like the outer edges of the eyes and around the mouth, you can build coverage with a foundation and keep a light touch with the concealer.

What are your favorite color combinations for the eyes?

I just did a cover look for a new bridal magazine that I am the beauty editor for called Bridal Beauty. For the cover, I created a smoky eye using bronze and violet and paired it with a pinky nude lip. My model Kate looked stunning.

What are your three must have products and why?

Complexion products. Get the face right and everything falls into place. Moisturizer, concealer, foundation, powder, highlighter, cheek color and powder. Whoever came up with three products? I think women want to look beautiful. Show them the possibilities and they'll make it happen with the products needed and the time to apply them.

What’s your favorite makeup brush?

MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new brush line has ignited the painter in me. There's nothing I can't create with perfection and precision.

What’s your favorite MAKE UP FOR EVER product?

HD Foundation and Smoky Extravagant mascara. My clients like Nicole Scherzinger love it. I also love Chromatic Mix. I can adjust my foundation and lip shades with just a few drops. I love Uplight highlighters. It gives what I call "instant charisma" to the face.

How were you first introduced to the MAKE UP FOR EVER brand, and why do you love it?

I have been a fan of the brand for many years now. I have attended conventions and watched the MAKE UP FOR EVER artists create such amazing face and body art using makeup. This is a professional line, but with that said, I think women see beautiful celebrities on the red carpet and want that flawless look. They understand that to achieve a professional look like so many of my star clients, they need professional products to create it. In my career I have moments to create a perfect look. I rely on products like MAKE UP FOR EVER’s to get it right. And that's what I love about the brand and what women will love about it too.