Collection: Nars Spring 2012
Douce France Eyeshadow Trio
Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in St. Mark’s Place $23.00 (from Holiday 2011 Collection)
How To: I started by applying the Gaiety Blush – a poppy pink – to my cheeks to create a light, bright pop of color. This same shade was seen all over the Spring runway (Thakoon had the pink cheek). I love a good trio for the eyes – it takes the guessing out of application. The lightest shade – in this case, a fleshy pink – goes from lash line to brow bone. The middle – or medium shade – in this case, a pale pink – goes over the entire lid. The crease shade is always the darkest shadow. In this trio, it’s a deep pink/ berry hue. I applied to the crease and brushed it down over the outer part of my eyelid for a cleaner eye (not as smoky or dramatic). I used the Eyeliner in a vibrant purple shade on the outer corners of my eyes – top lash line and lower lash line, from the outer corner to about 1/3 of the way in – to create a a colorful juxtaposition. The purple really pops against the pinkish/ berry shadows. On lips, I used Bilbao lipstick, a flesh-hued matte with subtle shimmer. The color was too pale so I gently (very gently) brushed the eye liner back and forth on my lips for a hint of purple. To see how Mandy Koon Spring FW used the shadow trio and lipstick, click here.
Did You Know: To make the eyeliner softer and easier to apply, rub the tip between your hands. This will heat it up so that the pencil glides on lash line effortlessly. For extra drama, apply the darkest shade from the trio under your lower lash line. This will define the eyes and give a more smoky feel. If your lips feel too matte, use something like Aquaphor (my fav!) over the lipstick (not under as the color slides off too quickly if you use a moisture humectant before the lipstick).
*Unless otherwise noted, face makeup is: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #6; RMS Beauty “Un”Cover-Up in #22. Brows are Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso. Mascara is Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara in Deep Black.