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Tracie Rosales has always loved fashion and make-up. After graduating from college, Tracie went to National Makeup Academy, and then to M.A.C. school. After moving to Northern Virginia with her husband, she decided to start her own company “Makeup Artistry by Tracie”.

In the four years that Makeup Artistry by Tracie has been a company, it has been honored with several awards and milestones. In 2007, The Washington Mystics (WNBA) invited Tracie to participate in events and do the girls' makeup, which she does every year. In 2008, MABT was invited to the White House’s staff appreciation day, to speak about skin care and makeup. MABT was also honored by winning the 2008 Home Based Business of the Year. In 2009 Makeup Artistry by Tracie was featured in Northern Virginia Magazine as Best Makeup Application. Tracie volunteers for charities such as The Loudoun Small Business Development Center, Arthritis Foundation, Nationals Incorporated Pageants, Active Girlz, and The Soldiers Angels Foundation.

Get Alicia Keys Makeup Look

(Photo Credit: Fournier PR + Consulting)

(Photo Credit: Fournier PR + Consulting)

Alicia Keys always knows how to make an appearance and this high-fashion gal did not disappoint when she made a surprise appearance at the  Sundance premiere of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and PeteCelebrity makeup artist  Nick Barose shared with us which products he used to perfect Alicia’s look.

“We wanted to go for a very simple, fresh and modern look,” says Nick.  The makeup artist used Votre Vu products to create the stunning look.

First Nick applied Votre Vu Love Me Duex in St. Tropez, a tinted combination moisturizer and concealer.  Next he dusted the peachy pink blush from the Beaute en Bronze blush/bronzer duo.  The duo gives a natural glow and it contains a light shimmer.

For Alicia’s eyes, Nick lined her waterline with Le Joli Crayon in

(Photo Credit: Votre Vu)

(Photo Credit: Votre Vu)

Charbon, giving the same treatment on her inner rim.  He then smudged it out to give a little more definition to her eyes while still keeping the look soft.  Barose used Eiffel Power mascara on both her upper and lower lashes.

For her Keys’ lips, Barose applied Vu-On Rouge in Bouquet Rose with his fingers to give a sheer color.  A bit of lip balm was applied over the color to keep her lips hydrated and glossy for the evening.

With these product and application tips, you can ensure that you look just as stunning as this beautiful pop songstress!

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