Always curl your lashes first to accentuate the length.
Holding the wand horizontal, snuggle it into the base of your lashes and sweep up along the length of your lash. This helps to deposit more mascara at the lash base—giving more definition and ‘pop’ to the eye. Apply several coats to achieve our models look.
Tip: For a more natural look: wipe off any excess mascara from the wand onto a paper towel before applying. This prevents clumping and will give you an extra fringy lash.
EYE SHADOW TECHNIQUE:
Sweep the purple shadow (Mac Parfait Amor) all over your eye lid concentrating the color on the outer corner of your eye. Apply the rose shade (Mac Cranberry) to the crease of your eye and sweep the color up and out on to your brow bone.
Tip: Rose and pink-toned shadows tend to look best on the brow bone. Avoid your eye lid unless you have darker skin. And keep the blush and lips minimal to really pop your eyes.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara in Majorelle Blue // MAC Eye Shadow in Parfait Amour and Cranberry // BUDGET EYE SHADOW CHOICE: Cover Girl Eye Enhancers Eye Shadow in Blossom 257
Highlighting skin technique:
Using your fingers strategically apply NARS Copacabana to the tops of your cheeks bones, down the bridge of your nose, and along the edge of your cupids bow—this technique is amazing for making your lips look fuller!
Tip: For bronzed skin try NARS Maldives and for darker skin tones highlight with NARS South Beach. These make fantastic eye shadows too!
And another Red Lip Tip: Highlighting the skin is important to balance the strong red lip and to give a more modern feel to the look.
Apply lip color out of the tube for a highly pigmented color. Then further define your lip line with a lip brush—just dip into the lip color and trace the tip of the brush along your entire lip line.
Tip: For a barely there stain, apply the lipstick with your fingers. Press onto your lips with a dab on your finger.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20 // NARS Multiple Stick in Copacabana // OUR MODEL IS WEARING Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella // OTHER RED FAVORITES: Jouer Ava Lipstick // Maybelline Red Revival // MAC Red lipstick
Using the Laura Mercier Angled Eyeliner Brush, apply the creme liner to your upper lash line making the line thicker towards the outer corner of your eye. Flick the line up a bit at the outermost corner of your eye to create the cat eye.
Tip: High quality pointy q-tips and oil-free eye makeup remover are indispensable for getting a crisp line to your liner and cleaning up any smudges!
Apply the lighter shadow (we used Mac Stars ‘N’ Rockets) all over your eyelid and up to your brow bone. Shape your eye with the darker pink (our favorite? Mac Plum Dressing) by applying to the crease of your eye and to the outer 3/4 of your lid.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Laura Mercier Angled Eyeliner Brush // Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner in Violet // MAC Eye Shadow in Stars N’ Rockets and Plum Dressing
Using a small to medium size blush brush apply the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder along the base of your cheek bone and sweep the color up and out.
Tip: Use only a tiny amount of color on your brush to avoid a striped look
Smile a bit to pop your cheek bone and apply the Nars Orgasm blush to the apples of your cheeks.
Using your fingers apply the Nars Multiple Stick in Copacabana to the tops of your cheek bones
Finish this look with a matte pink lip and the classic Bardot cat eye.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder // NARS Orgasm Blush // NARS multiple stick in Copacabana // Dior Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black // MAC Lipstick in Peach Stock // BUDGET CONTOUR OPTION: Revlon Ready Sculpting Blush Palette
Apply the cream shadow with your finger all over your eyelid and up to brow.
Use a small eyeliner brush to apply the shadow to the inner corner of your eye also. This really opens the eye.
Apply the eyeliner pencil all along your upper lash line making the line thicker towards the outer corner of your eye. Apply a bit along your lower lash line too.
PEACHY GLOW TECHNIQUE
Apply the Nars Laguna Bronzer all along your cheek bones, across your hair line and down the bridge of your nose.
Smile and apply the Estee Lauder Peach Passion Blush to the apples of your cheeks.
Using your fingers apply the Nars South Beach Multiple Stick to the tops of your cheek bone for extra glow. Finish the look with a deep but natural lip. We love Dior Lip Blush in Charnelle.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: NARS Bronzer in Laguna // NARS Multiple Stick in South Beach // Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Peach Passion // Dior Skin Nude BB Creme // Dior Lip Blush in Charnelle 459 // MAC Pro Long Wear Paint Pot in Rubenesque // MAC Power Surge Eye Liner