This look was inspired by Thakoon's Fall 2013 runway makeup by Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics. It was love at first sight and I knew immediately I wanted to do an inspired and wearable version of this look. However, I personally would wear the look as is for an evening event...but that's just me.
A bright vivid blue eye shadow was applied to the lid up to the crease bone. A deeper navy was then used to the outer corner of the eye to create dimension and a cat eye look. A gold cream was then applied to the lid using a blending brush in tapping motions to create a starry effect. The greatest area of difficulty I had was in keeping the gold cream in place and prevent it from smudging. I didn't have any gold glitter on hand the day I did this look and had to improvise with the gold cream. I figured I was aiming for a more wearable look...from runway to real way....and this technique translated very well in the end.
A black gel liner was applied very closely to the lash line and to the bottom lash line. Only two coats of mascara were applied.
The complexion was kept very matte; small amounts of foundation was blended into the skin and powdered. A matte bronzer was applied to the hollows of the cheeks and a very fair pink blush was applied to the apples of the cheeks.
On the lips, a neutral lipstick was applied, as not to compete with the eye makeup.
A 60's inspired look was created here on Brooke. My model inspirations were Twiggy (of course...she was the icon of the 60's), Penelope Tree and Edie Sedgwick.
A bright, vivid white was applied to the entire lid area using a jumbo eye crayon, followed a matte white eyeshadow. The crayon not only acts as an excellent base for the shadow to adhere to, but also helps the powder shadow really stand out. A matte grey was then applied to the crease bone, following Brooke's natural eye shape. A black gel liner was used to create this bold liner shape and was joined to meet with the grey shadow.
False lashes are a must for this look. I used long, flared lashes that resembled spider legs. I debated using false lashes on the lower lash line, but decided against it in the end. The eye makeup was already so bold and stood out well alone without the extra frills.
Brooke's complexion was kept to a minimum and matte to help the eye makeup standout. If I had created a dewy complexion, my fear was that it was compete with her eye makeup. For her cheeks, a sheer bronzer was applied with an angled brush to the hollows of her cheeks, forehead, and jawline. A peachy-golden blush was applied to the apples of her cheeks and on the tip of her nose. When it comes to blush application, I like to dust it on areas of the face where a person would naturally blush. Concentrating color to only the cheek area is very artificial-looking and unattractive.
To complete the balance to this look, a very nude lipstick was dabbed onto her lips to complement her statement eyes.
Spring 2013 is all about fresh and bold colors. I decided to do a very bold, but modern fuchsia lip look on Terrie. The key in centering the attention to the lips was to create a minimalistic canvas for the entire face; drawing all attention to the lips.
Terrie's face was prepped with foundation and a light dusting of powder was applied to keep her combination complexion from shine. Bronzer was then applied to the the hallows of her cheeks and a very sheer pink blush to the apples of her cheeks. An illuminizer was applied to the high points of her cheeks, bridge of her nose and chin. This creates dimension to the face without it being too overly obvious.
Neutral colors were used to enhance her natural eye shape and color and natural-looking false lashes were applied.
The entire lip area was lined with the corresponding lip pencil. This helps the lipstick last longer. Lipstick was then applied followed by a gold cream color in the center of her lips. This effect creates dimension and lips appear lush.
This bold lip look also requires that the lips are well defined. The concealer and concealer brush was used to clean the edges of the lips and a cotton bud was lightly wisped around the edges to create a softer appearance.
These photos show that regardless of which angle Terrie faced the camera, dimension on her face and lips were always naturally reflecting.
Coco Rocha was my inspiration for this look. It was difficult to pinpoint what defined Coco's "signature" look because she worked any look that was put in front of her. Flipping through her spreads is like watching art come to life. So I finally decided to opt for one of Coco's natural looks and express this on Robin.
A warm gold brown eye shadow was swept to the entire eyelid. I brought the same color to the lower lash line to encircle the eyes and to really make them pop. The eyes were then lined with a black eye shadow to create a softer cat liner. False lashes were then applied and a black gel liner was used to cover the lash band.
I absolutely love freckles and made it a point to not mask Robin's freckles. A light amount of foundation was used and concealer was used to the under eye area to cover any dark circles.
Just bronzer was used to the hollows of her cheeks to create a defined and angular face shape similar to Coco's.
A neutral lipstick was swept to complete this final look.