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Beauty how-to: Pull off bright eyeshadow
Love, love, love this clean, yet punchy look from
Carolina Hererra’s spring/summer 2011 collection. Models sported a gorgeous wash of redish-pink swept across their lids with more saturated colour on the outer corners. This look may appear tricky, but with the help of
Revlon‘s National Makeup Artist, Jacquie Hutchinson, it’s easier than you think — and totally wearable! You’ll be wanting to wear this daily, trust me! Here are Jacquie’s tips:
"This is such a great look! I love that it is with neutral fashion. Grey is the new black, and so not a dull colour anymore. It looks great against your skin and is perfect for wearing such a bold shade on your eyes," says Jacquie. To create this look, first take a cue from your clothes. "Make sure that your clothing is not clashing with your makeup colours. Opt for neutral, it will look fashion forward versus having the makeup wear you," suggests Jacquie.
1. Keep skin and lips simple This look is all about the eyes, so keep the rest of the face fresh and simple. "Just a wash of colour on the cheek bones, clear gloss, or very sheer gloss (that needs to be in the same tone as the colour on the eyes) on the lips," Jacquie recommends. "For the cheek, it should be contoured," says Jacquie. Instead of
apply blush on apple of cheek, start on the bone and go up in a straight line into the hairline. Don’t use a circular motion — use a straight line right up into the hairline and softly blend to get the illusion of definition.
2. Apply eye colour You can pick any colour here, the key is to have a pop of
bright colour, so pick a vibrant hue. "I would actually use, a sponge tip applicator, or your finger, to get a good saturation of colour,"suggests Jacquie. "If you use a brush you don’t get enough saturation, save that for blending." To apply the colour start from outer edge of the eye and work into the inner corner, working up and in. The most intense pop of colour is on the outer edge where you start, blending with a brush up and into the inner corner for a faded effect.
3. Don’t apply colour past the brow bone. "The key to using such strong colours is it’s important the colour stops at the brow bone," warns Jacquie. "On the model it’s a little high for drama. For the rest of us, stopping at the brown bone gives a natural highlight. You can even take lighter highlight shade to put underneath the brow to clean up any hard edges of that colour."
4. Add liner Using the same colour and your sponge tip applicator, sweep the shade along the lash line to create a liner.
5. Finish with mascara and brows Add a touch of
mascara to the top lashes, but leave the bottom lashes mascara-free. "You need that hit of mascara to define, you don’t want to just see the colour," advises Jacquie. Then groom the brows by brushing them upwards — if you are super fair, you can very lightly fill in your brows as well. "If you want o play and have fun you can mix up colours," says Jacquie. "If this is too edgy for you, take a bronze colour mixed with the bright colour to tone down the saturation, and you can still be fashion forward." See, not so hard!
Is this a look you would try this spring? Fill me in below!