The graphic eyeliner trend continued to be a hit this fall with makeup artists interpreting the look in an even more unconventional, modern manner. At Anthony Vaccarello A/W 2014, red lipstick and black liquid eyeliner were applied on models’ lids and under their eyes with dental flossfor a “sophisticated and arty cool” look. At Marchesa, gel and liquid eyeliner in shades of blue and green were layered over each other for a feminine look while Zac Posen presented us with a “black swan” graphic eye with feather-like strokes at the inner and outer corner of the eyes.
Bleached brows makes a comeback this fall. Alexander Wang A/W 2014 presented a balance between light and shadow by pairing barely-there brows with very light foundation and slightly contoured cheekbones and lids. Then Pat McGrath created an “otherworldly and surreal” look at Givenchy with sculpted eyes and cheeks contrasted with bleached-out eyebrows and crimson tapes on the temples. At Marc Jacobs, François Nars created real-life mannequins by giving models a matte, porcelain complexion with frosted metallic silver lips, chocolate creases and brows that were bleached and dyed to the same shade as their wigs.
After 2 days of immense fun, learning and shopping, The Makeup Show Chicago 2014 has finally come to a wrap! Read on for a brief recap of some of my favorite moments from this year!
Deconstructing Artistry: Techniques for Unconventional Beauty by OCC
Over the last few months, I found myself reaching for my cream and gel blushes instead of powder. Why? Because cream and gel formulas are not only great for creating a dewy look, they are also super easy to apply! So here are a few tips on how to apply cream and gel blushes, including a brief tutorial.
Recently, I came across this BEAUTIFUL spread of the gorgeous Megan Fox from Esquire February 2013, in a pink monochromatic makeup look (perfect inspiration for the new Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette right?!) While pink is pretty much fool-proof as a blush and lip color on everyone, it can be quite tricky to wear on the eyes. So how can you rock pink eyeshadow without looking like a bunny? Keep reading to find out!
The key to perfect eyeshadow application lies on skills, having the right tools AND understanding your eye shape. In this clip below, Smashbox’s Global Pro Lead Arist Lori Taylor breaks it down for us in just 4 simple questions. Make sure you check it out!