The look: “Modern updated mod”
Kelly Oswalt, Red Carpet Reflection
Kelly Oswalt was a photographer’s assistant in Chicago when she turned to makeup artistry. “I had good ideas and found that makeup was really my knack,” she said.
Today, Oswalt does freelance work for Bobbi Brown, Pur Minerals, Smashbox and Chanel. Over 15 years, she’s witnessed the transformation from the face of the working woman to perfection beauties, thanks to Photoshop.
Inspiration: A self-proclaimed “image junkie,” Oswalt watches 1960s movies like “Danger Diabolik” and “Barbarella.”
Beauty basics: Bobbi Brown concealer, NARS eye shadow, Chanel nude lip liner.
Biggest makeup mistake women make: “Not matching their foundation to their skin.”
Trend to try: Bold lips. “Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics features a great product called Lip Tar that comes in dozens of funky colors.”
Best advice she’s ever received: “My grandmother is 97 years old and has fantastic skin. She never smoked, never drank coffee, rarely drank alcohol and never went out in the direct sun.”
Top drugstore find: e.l.f. products. “Some of them are only $1 — their lip glosses are fabulous and have a wonderful scent.”
Makeup artist: Kelly Michelle Oswalt. Model: Lauren Dodge. Products recommend: Revlon Age Defying Illuminator number 20 pink light, Bobby Brown eye liner, Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar color "hoochie", Bobbie Brown metallic eye shadow "Black charcoal" # 78. Flowers provided by Watts Blooming, 615 Mass Ave.