WHAT: Two important make-up beauty trends to rock this year. One look is super natural with glowing skin--perfect to wear during the day, and the other is an edgy update for the evening. Both are inspired by seasoned make-up artists straight from the runway.
WHY: So you can be up to date with your make-up looks from day to night!
TIP: For the glowing natural look, use white eyeliner inside the lower lash rim to make your eyes pop. Then add a bit of brown liner under the lash line. For the cat eye look, use a eyeliner marker pen for better control.
Get the Look: Natural and Glowing
This look focuses on the skin and requires products that emphasize a healthy, dewy glow. Use a moisturizing liquid foundation and soft, natural colors with pink undertones for lips and cheeks.
Here's what you need to get this look...
Start with a rich face moisturizer. My favorite one to use for this look is this one by Shiseido.
Always use a primer like this one from Laura Mercier so your foundation goes on smoother. It will also give you an extra glow.
A good foundation is key to this look. I love Sheer Glow Foundation from NARS for glowing skin.
Always remember to cover and highlight under eye circles. My go-to product is YSL's touché éclat.
Add white eyeliner on the inside rim of your eyelid only followed by a brown liner on the lower lash line. Dab the brown liner across for very natural application.
Time for the blush!
Now for a natural berry-toned lip.
Add highlighter to cheeks and lids. This one from NARS does double duty!
For this natural look, I am using products that enhance my skin tone and leave a healthy, dewy glow. I start by dapping a bit of Shiseido Bioperfomance Revitalizing Cream all over my face and neck. Next, I prep my skin with Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer. I always use a little bit of Amazing Cosmetics Concealer under my eyes to hide dark circles before I dot on foundation in medium/tan. It's important to blend your foundation down onto your neck. For a little bit of added under eye coverage, I LOVE YSL's Touche Eclat Radiant Touch to brighten up the area. In terms of applying blush, I like to start at the apples of my cheeks and move up from there. This color pop blush by Clinique is the perfect tone for a healthy youthful glow. I use two eye liners to enhance my eyes--the first is a bright white eyeliner which I use to line the lower inner rim to help make my eyes pop. Then, I trace and dab Pixi's endless silky eye pen in brown along my lower lid with to accentuate the lash line. Mascara is just two quick swipes on the top lashes with L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara. I love my Dior browbrush which I use to fill in my brows so they appear thicker. My lipstick is the perfect shade of natural berry by L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche. To finish off the look, I use the multipurpose makeup stick by NARS in Copacabana on my cheek and brow bones to highlight and define.
Get the look: Cat eye perfected
There were some gorgeous cat eyes on the run way this year at NYFW! The one shown here is quite dramatic but gives us inspiration on how we can incorporate it into our own evening make-up look!
In order to master the cat eye, choose a liquid liner that is in the form of a marker. Flare the liner out and up at the end of the upper eyelid and use a large mirror to keep even on both sides.
To take the natural glowing look from day to night, I enhanced the look and added a retro cat eye! Use a marker brush with a felt tip for more control when trying to create this look. I like this one from Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner in deep black. Start with a thin line on the upper lid and brush it out to the corner with every stroke. Be sure to flick the marker up in the corner to the desired thickness--a thicker winged out line will be more dramatic. For extra control, pull your corner eye skin taught with one hand and draw on a straight line with the other. Add another coat of mascara to your top and bottom lashes, brighten the apples of your cheeks with more blush and you are good to go!