Celebrate cosmetics this season! From makeup to nails, create a look that will turn heads. The only thing you need to bring to is attitude.
1/ NOD TO THE 20s
ON THE RUNWAY The Blonds portrayed a street style vixen with a nod to the 20s. To mirror the ripped jeans, pearls and lace on the catwalk, CND transformed nails to resemble tiger eye stones studded with gold.
GET THE LOOK Try brown mascara – it’s a softer alternative to black. Smoky brown eyeshadow also looks fresher. For eyes create an accentuated cat eye more like a swath of colour. Do matchy-matchy nails, lips and cheeks in the same tones for that retro look. On nails try a shimmery base coat and outline the tip of the nail and inner edges in a metallic colour. Apply individual stones to the area between the two colours.
TOOLKIT Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara, $31. Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow, $29. Ciaté London Mini Paint Pot Nail Polish and Effects, $40.50. CND Shellac Power Polish.
2/ FEMININE AND FLIRTATIOUS
ON THE RUNWAY Inspired by Imperial China, Marchesa played up eyes and cheeks with makeup in soft pink hues. To contrast the girliness of the makeup, the nails were kept short and painted dark grey.
GET THE LOOK The key to this look is flawless skin. Begin by preparing skin with a creamy, moisturizing foundation. Add concelear to under eye circles. Apply an all-in-one blush-lipstick in pink. To keep the look from being too sickly, choose an eyeshadow a few shades lighter. Set off the pixie face with dark, daring nails.
TOOLKIT Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick, $40. Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free, $68. Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow, $30. Essie winning streak.
This original article first appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.