Watch Joan Smalls' Guide to Sculpting—Not Contouring!—Your Skin

The supermodel is bringing the heat and spilling her beauty secrets—including her technique for that born-with-it bone structure.

Filmed by Lucas Flores Piran
Filmed at The Broome Hotel

Released on 8/22/2018

Credits

Featuring: Joan Smalls

Transcript

00:00
(soft music)
00:03
Hola, hello.
00:04
I'm Joan Smalls and today I'm gonna be doing my makeup.
00:08
It's finally my turn.
00:09
Little do people know, I do my makeup a lot.
00:12
I've been doing it since I was like, 13.
00:15
Let's give it a go.
00:16
The first thing I start with is my eyebrows
00:18
'cause that's like, the starting point.
00:20
I have a little scar here as you can see
00:23
and I always fill that bad boy up.
00:25
I tend to mix two colors.
00:26
I like filling in my eyebrows,
00:28
not the color they are, but a little bit lighter.
00:32
So it just looks full, but not super done.
00:37
Lately, I've been doing this trick
00:38
where I'll fill them in at the top
00:42
and at the bottom and then I won't do the middle
00:44
just so you can kinda still see the hair.
00:46
And then I do skin, I use a sponge.
00:50
And I wet the sponge, oh that little bad boy.
00:54
Models get pimples, okay.
00:58
Just go around.
01:00
I love a cat eye.
01:01
I fill it in with pencil.
01:03
And I always do a half cat eye
01:05
which they call it a kitten eye.
01:08
So it's gonna be from here onwards.
01:13
People think I don't speak Spanish,
01:16
that's quite annoying.
01:17
I am from Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico.
01:20
(speaking Spanish)
01:42
A liquid eyeliner.
01:43
Seal it with this bad boy.
01:46
So, now I am going to conceal.
01:49
So, I'm putting it on my hand.
01:51
I always like using something
01:52
that's a little bit more yellow for my skin
01:57
'cause that's my undertone.
01:59
And it brightens a little bit.
02:00
So, I'm going to dab, dab, dab, dab.
02:03
I use my finger 'cause it's easier to feel
02:05
where your makeup is going.
02:09
And then because this is lighter,
02:11
I use it for contouring my nose.
02:17
You see this muscle is not 'cause I work out,
02:19
it's just 'cause I blend a lot, okay.
02:23
(laughing)
02:24
So now let's go to the contour.
02:26
So, I take the brush.
02:28
And I use a foundation that is darker
02:31
than my complexion to contour
02:33
so it looks more natural.
02:34
When you do the contour of the nose,
02:37
I tend to bring it a little bit up
02:39
just to give it a natural sculpt.
02:42
You don't want it contoured, you want it sculpted.
02:45
I like using a brush because it gives me more precision.
02:48
So I mix a little bit of foundation and concealer
02:50
in my hand, just to fix any oopsies I did on my face
02:55
and blend in any contour.
02:57
I'll just swipe.
02:58
Notice I'm not using the sponge now.
03:00
Because the sponge doesn't have a sharp edge.
03:03
And I need something to kind of get in there
03:06
and brush it up.
03:07
Now I'm gonna powder all of my face
03:09
and basically you just brush it all over your face.
03:12
Brush it all over your face.
03:14
Carry it down to the neck.
03:16
I'm going to do contour with powder.
03:20
I do contour with powder because it's lighter.
03:23
I have really high cheekbones.
03:24
So I don't need that much contour,
03:26
so I'm gonna keep it right up until here,
03:29
so halfway point.
03:31
Joan she was born with it Smalls.
03:35
So I'm gonna use a cream highlighter.
03:37
Place it right in the bridge of my nose.
03:40
Then little cupid's bow.
03:43
Little brow bone.
03:45
It's just like a healthy little.
03:48
Little sun kissed.
03:49
I am going to use an Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon,
03:53
do the top and this one has a little bit of covering.
03:57
Usually I put a lip balm.
04:01
Nobody likes chapped lips.
04:03
Nobody likes crackled, no, thank you very much.
04:07
So please do us all a favor and put some chapstick,
04:10
lip balm or whatever.
04:12
This is my all time favorite, curling your lashes.
04:15
My lashes don't have that much of a curl,
04:18
but this little guy is my miracle worker
04:21
and so here goes nothing.
04:26
Now, mascara.
04:28
I love, love, love mascara.
04:31
I put on the bottom.
04:33
Just to comb the little bad boys out.
04:36
Highlighter.
04:37
I'm gonna do the little inside of the corner of my eyes
04:40
'cause it gives you a little pop.
04:41
A little, it's a pop, it's pop.
04:45
Gonna finish off a little bit more
04:47
under the eye with a powder.
04:48
Everything is gonna stay in place with my little powder.
04:52
This is a fluffy brush.
04:54
And because I want to get so close to my eye,
04:56
I kinda pinch it and flatten it,
05:00
so again, I don't mess up my eyeliner.
05:03
It's allergy season and I wanna lighten my eyes
05:07
and what works for me is putting black eyeliner
05:09
inside of the water line.
05:10
(speaking Spanish)
05:13
If you gonna have a drink,
05:14
do it after the eyeliner and mascara.
05:16
Oh, another secret.
05:17
This is a weird one.
05:18
Because you blink a lot when you put liner
05:21
inside of your water line it tends, it doesn't last as long.
05:25
The trick is, you put it on top of your water line
05:31
of your top eye.
05:34
Because I put liner at the bottom
05:35
some of it might have ran, so I'm gonna fix it by blending
05:41
and blurring it with, the colors I used
05:44
to contour my cheeks and my nose.
05:48
So, I'm gonna do nude, here we go.
05:53
You see where I hit the little cupid's bow
05:54
and now you can see it better and cuter.
05:59
Oh cute.
06:00
I mean, I would kinda hit my eyes a little bit
06:02
'cause this allergies killing me.
06:05
Just a little dab to brighten up the area.
06:09
Gonna use my sponge.
06:10
And I'm gonna hit it right there.
06:14
I'm gonna top it off with some powder.
06:17
And viola.
06:19
There's my little baby cat eye.
06:20
(speaking Spanish)
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