This Rising R&B Singer Has the Secret to a Perfect Cat Eye

For the rising musician Maxine Ashley, an all-night cat eye calls for gold shadow, peel-off black liner, and not one, but three coats of mascara because "three makes me feel like it's complete," she says.

Filmed by Lucas Flores Piran
Filmed at The Frederick Hotel

Released on 2/27/2018

Credits

Featuring: Maxine Ashley

Transcript

00:00
(smooth R&B music)
00:03
Hi, my name is Maxine Ashley.
00:05
I'm from the Bronx, New York, singer/songwriter,
00:07
and Imma show you my look.
00:10
So, before I start, I pick up my hair,
00:12
because I sweat a lot, especially with this Latina fro.
00:18
I fluff out the back, as much as you can.
00:21
Boom.
00:22
Now, I take my African Shea Butter.
00:25
Pat off any grease you have.
00:28
And then, you put the grease right back on.
00:31
BB Cream.
00:32
Sunblock, so those UVs, even in the winter.
00:37
Spread the sunblock all on your neck and your chest,
00:39
because that's the most sensitive areas,
00:42
that Google told me.
00:47
Forehead, 'cause my forehead is looking
00:49
shiny as hell right now.
00:50
I mean, I don't mind looking shiny,
00:52
but sometimes you can see me from down the block,
00:54
and my forehead look like a bowling pin.
00:56
So, it's not cute for dates.
00:57
I do my eyebrows.
01:00
So naturally, I have very thin eyebrows.
01:02
And right now, that's not the trend, so,
01:04
better brush that out.
01:05
I fill in
01:07
the empty spots.
01:10
My eyeshadow.
01:11
I discovered this Marc Jacobs pallette,
01:13
because one of my friends left it,
01:16
and I took it, and I loved it ever since.
01:19
I add it to the corners of my eye.
01:23
And then, I just spread it out.
01:27
The best thing about using your fingers is
01:29
that you have different shapes.
01:31
Say you spread it too much up here,
01:33
you can take your pinky, and you just remove it.
01:37
And then, I take the brown.
01:40
Now, you're just gonna spread.
01:43
I also take the brown and I put it
01:44
in the lower part of my eyes.
01:47
So, I have a friend that works at MAC,
01:50
and you just get these free samples.
01:51
So, I use this on the edge of my eye.
01:53
Just so it could pop more.
01:55
Look at that.
01:58
Then, I go in one more time with the gold.
02:05
What I like to do is do my signature eyeliner on top of it,
02:08
because I can't go anywhere without eyeliner.
02:11
This one is my favorite brand,
02:13
because when you're done with the night,
02:15
you can just peel it off, like a sticker.
02:17
And it also, because you can peel it right off,
02:20
it's not gonna bleed down you know,
02:21
when you put eyeliner, and it just bleeds down
02:24
your water line, and you lookin' crazy at night,
02:26
after the club, and you're just like, ah, I'm a mess.
02:29
This got you lookin' on point all night, girl.
02:32
So I make a outline of how I want it to look first.
02:36
Then, I fill it in.
02:39
Boom.
02:42
I do my eyeliner with my eyes open,
02:44
so I can really get the shape of my eyes.
02:47
Now, I take this dollar store blush.
02:51
Best blush to me.
02:53
I've had this for like, 10 years.
02:54
This doesn't go down, it doesn't go anywhere, like.
02:57
Tap it.
03:01
I usually mix these two colors.
03:04
As you can see, I think it's a little too much.
03:06
I just spread it.
03:10
And now, my favorite part: mascara.
03:13
I mix these two.
03:15
I use Great Lash.
03:16
Every high schooler knows what this is.
03:19
And I use Illegal Length.
03:20
This is my favorite mascara.
03:22
I like to start at the very edge.
03:26
I usually, be sitting in front of the mirror
03:28
for mad long, making sure they're all separated.
03:32
Now, this one.
03:34
This one is to make 'em long and thick.
03:37
You can start to see the eyelashes poking through.
03:41
Make sure I get these corner lashes.
03:46
And now, coat number three.
03:47
Just 'cause OCD, and three makes me feel like it's complete.
03:53
So now, you could do whatever you want,
03:56
now that you have this like, basic cute little look.
04:00
Have some lipstick if you want.
04:01
Usually, I like dark lipsticks,
04:04
'cause bright lipsticks just don't go on my face.
04:07
I love this color.
04:08
I don't know what color it is.
04:09
I think it's like brown red or something.
04:11
Try not to have dry lips.
04:12
Take some shea butter.
04:14
Just
04:16
spread it in there.
04:17
Take this, do a little dab.
04:21
Spread, dab, whatever.
04:23
I put this Victoria's Secret lip balm
04:26
that I stole from my mother, thank you, Mom,
04:27
and just spread it on top.
04:32
Boom.
04:33
That's my look.
04:34
I hope you like it.
04:35
And you're good for the night.
04:37
Thank you for watching.
04:39
I gotta go.
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