Showing posts with label fall makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall makeup. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Metallic Beauty Trend for Fall - Shine On!

Fall runways were lit up with metallic fabrics, embellishments, and accessories.  Shimmering lamé, shiny silks and satins, leathers, jewelry, studs, and rhinestones were a common theme.  You might think the late seventies and early eighties were back with a vengeance.  Disco-era glamour is having a moment, especially for evening, and can be incorporated into your wardrobe and beauty looks for 2017 without harkening back to Studio 54. Think of adding a bit of shimmering depth to your make-up for a fall update that plays with shading to create just the right intensity and glimmer. 

Golden Eye:  Keep the blending to a minimum and create a well-defined eye shadow shape in a brassy gold shadow.  Highlight the brow bones and temples to draw the light to your eyes.  Use a liquid eye liner and create full black lashes for eye drama.  Choose a rich red satin-finish lip color and a rosy peach blush. 

Purple Rain:  Use deep metallic plum tones blended together along the crease of the eyelid and highlight the inner corner of the eyes with a bright silver shadow and finish with heavy black lashes.  Use a rose-pink lip color with a satin finish and a plum-toned blush.

Eye of the Tiger:  Choose metallic browns and greys to create a swooped cat eye shape, using a highlighter on the brow bone up to the eyebrow.  Outline the entire eye in liquid liner and use a metallic gold shadow on the inner corners of the eyes to create a cat-eye-like effect. Wear a metallic bronze lip color and a warm berry blush. 

Bronze Goddess:  For a more ethereal metallic eye, choose a lighter golden shade and blend it all over the lid up to the brow bone.  Skip the eyeliner and use a mascara that separates and defines rather than volumizes the lashes.  Choose a deep berry metallic finish lip color, and a peach-copper blush.   

                                                  Shine on!  XOXO  Shelley

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

This Year's Cat Eye Step-by-Step Technique

One of the hottest beauty trends is the updated cat eye using liquid eyeliner, but it can be intimidating since precision is key or it can end up looking look like a hot mess.  (In which case use a sponge to blend it out into a smoky eye and use a dark shadow to create a soft focus, like you meant to do that all along.)  But don’t give up before you even try.  Once you master this technique it will become your favorite go-to look for just about every occasion.  Honestly, can you even think of Sofia Loren without a cat eye??  Would she even look like our image of her without it?  It will take a bit of practice, so keep the eye makeup remover wipes handy for the first few attempts and before you know it you will be doing a cat eye like a pro.

Pro Tip #1: Start with a primer on your eye area to help the liner to stay put and to minimize creasing. 

Pro Tip #2: if you choose to use false lashes apply them first.

Step 1:  using a liquid liner or eye liner felt tip marker draw a line from the outer corner of you eye directly toward the end of your eyebrow stopping a half an inch before your brow ends

Step 2:  starting at the end of the first line, draw a second line straight back to the inner corner of your upper eyelashes, leaving a triangle outline

Step 3:  fill in the space between the two lines being careful to not leave any bare spots along the lash line

Step 4: curl your lashes and apply two coats of mascara being sure to reach down to the roots, and then apply a single coat on the bottom lashes keeping them soft and separated

Keep in mind that this year’s cat eye is very angled and sharp, which is best achieved with liquid liner or a felt tip liner pen.   Chose one that feels comfortable in your hand since wielding it with accuracy is key.  If drawing a precise line is difficult at first, try using the handle of a long, thin makeup brush as a guide and draw along the edge.  Don’t overlook your brows: this look demands a properly groomed brow. 

There is good reason the cat eye trend endures in cultures all over the world for its ability to frame and transform the eye with a dramatic effect, being classic, sexy, and chic all at the same time, so the sooner you nail this technique the better.   Try these products to achieve your new favorite look:

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                                                                XOXO  Shelley

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