Gina begins her makeup routine after she has cleansed her face fully and applied her daily moisturizer.
For a step by step guide and products used see below:
STEP 1: FOUNDATION
Gina uses her fingers to apply her go-to liquid foundation. This method is used to achieve a very natural finish. The fingers warm the product and really allow it to get into every crevice.
STEP 2: POWDER
Secondly, she goes in and dusts her face with powder. She makes sure to utilize just the perfect amount of product to refrain from looking chalky. This step helps to set the makeup and help it to last a bit longer. It also makes the skin have a matte finish.
STEP 3: BLUSH
Gina applies her favorite blush to her cheek bones in an upward motion. As funny as it may look, it does help to make a kissy face to really enunciate your cheek bones and apply that way.
STEP 4: BROWS
Using a powdered brow palette, she fills in her brows with a fine slanted brush. This helps the brows to appear fuller and thicker. Gina goes along the shape of her brow being careful to gradually deepen the color.
STEP 5: EYESHADOW
Fourth, Gina starts her eye process. She applies a light beige color to the lid. She brings the color right under her brow as well. This works as a slight highlighter to define the brow. She then mixes a gray and dark brown and applies it to the crease and brings the product out to a wing.
STEP 6: LIQUID EYELINER
Gina is known for her signature cat eye. This is where she makes the magic happen. She uses a liquid liner and follows the shape of her eye and extends it out. Her cat eye is thick and bold. This changes the shape of her eyes and makes them appear bigger with a more almond shape. Gina also brings the liner to her lower lash line.
STEP 7: PENCIL EYELINER
Gina uses a pencil eyeliner to darken her waterline. After, she goes over the liquid a bit to deepen her smokey eye look.
STEP 8: MASCARA
Next, Gina applies mascara to her top lashes. She goes from the inner corner to the outer corner. She doesn’t use an eyelash curler before, but if you want your lashes to really curl up, use a curler prior to applying mascara.
STEP 9: LIPS
Gina loves her lipsticks! So naturally, she takes three steps. She first lines her lips with a pencil. Then, she fills in a long lasting color to her lips. Lastly, she adds a gloss to finish off her ruby wine pout.
STEP 10: SET YOUR MAKEUP
Gina always sprays her iconic mohawk before she finishes getting ready.
Beauty Icon and Expert
Gina Rivera skyrocketed to success when the company she founded in 2007, Phenix Salon Suites, became the fastest-growing salon suite company in the beauty industry. With more than 300 locations nationally and international expansion occurring in the UK, Entrepreneur Magazine named Phenix Salon Suites a Top 500 Franchise list seven years running.