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If you suffer from runny eyes, dark circles, and other beauty blunders, celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg is here to help. She has a YouTube channel featuring some of her favorite clients where she offers tips and tricks behind the scenes.

Beauty 911 Tips:

Just off a Red Eye?

To deal with red eyes, apply a flesh tone or white eyeliner to the bottom water rim. This will help make eyes look whiter. Additionally, when eyes are red, going light on makeup is always a good choice to avoid irritation. Consider keeping it simple with just black mascara to add definition to the eyes but not overdo it. It's a good idea to keep eye drops with you as well.

Props: Jouer eye pencil and eye drops


Outside and "crying" with watery eyes from allergies?

Now, when it comes to makeup and watery eyes, the key is to stick to waterproof mascara and waterproof liner. Some people might think that waterproof mascara might dry out their eyes, so put a coat of regular mascara, let it dry and then put a second coat of waterproof mascara. If you're an allergy sufferer, find a good antihistamine. Zyrtec really works for me as well to help relieve my symptoms.

Props: Mark eyeliner, Avon mascara, Zyrtec


Big zit before a big date?

First try a warm compress to shrink. If you don't have time for that, make sure the skin is primed and prepped with proper skin care and foundation. Before you set the face with powder, use a green correction concealer for the redness (around the zit). Next, take a concealer the same color as the skin and dab with a tapping motion over the blemish. Lastly, sweep translucent powder over the blemish and then all over the face. You can also opt for big earrings or a bold lip to detract.

Props: Ben nye green concealer and mark powder


Dark circles from a late night out?

Start by drinking lots of water to rehydrate your skin. Then, apply a nice calming moisturizer and, once dry, apply concealer to help hide the darkness around the eyes. Also, avoid using a lot of eye makeup as it could amplify dark circles. Instead, highlight the eye area using a light, shimmery color to help reflect light and make your eyes look more awake.

Props: Moisturizer, concealer, highlighter


Red nose from too much tissue?

Apply a nice calming moisturizer to your nose to help soothe and hydrate skin before applying any makeup. I like to use an argan balm or coconut oil, which helps to nourish and moisturize skin but isn’t greasy. Then, apply a colored primer to help cancel out redness.

Props: Coconut oil


For Jamie’s Tutorials: Check out her YouTube Channel

About Jamie Greenberg:

With an imaginative approach to her craft, Jamie Greenberg has quickly made herself one of young Hollywood’s most indispensable makeup artists. From engaging actors and musicians to fashion’s most iconic image-makers, Jamie has developed a devoted clientele who repeatedly request her for personal appearances and on-camera events. Her quick rise as an in-demand talent reflects her unique ability to create looks that are as flawless on the red carpet as they are on the printed page.

Originally from Maryland, Jamie developed an interest in photography, painting and filmmaking at a young age, and studied them in college. She began to focus more and more on her makeup talent after a film professor asked her to be the makeup artist for a film he was directing. After graduation, Jamie sought out ways to make her lifelong passion into a career, beginning as a freelance makeup artist in television. From there, she assisted legendary makeup artists including Monika Blunder, Pati Dubroff. Stephane Marais, and Jillian Dempsey.

Her career quickly took off, and Jamie was soon being requested by photographers including Matthias Vriens Mcgrath, Mark Seliger, Norman Jean Roy, Sheryl Nields, Autumn De Wilde and Danielle Levitt, working on editorials for Allure, Elle, Lucky, Marie Clare, Nylon, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and L’Uomo Vogue, among others. With her easy, energetic personality and intense focus, she also began to develop strong relationships with young celebrity clients including Rashida Jones, Kaley Cuoco, Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Moss, Lauren Cohan and Felicity Jones.

As an artist, Jamie is constantly searching for new inspiration–her influences range from the painter Mark Rothko to the filmmaker Michel Gondry. Eternally excited and ready for new challenges, Jamie brings a warmth and vitality to every assignment, and enhances each of her clients with her playful and optimistic sense of beauty.

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