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The party season is about trying something effervescent. To pull you out of your makeup rut, we created three festive looks as sensational as they are simple. They all focus on the eyes, so they can be achieved with minimal fuss. From a subtle silver liner to a full throttle glitter statement, these looks will have you suitably ornamented for every event in your calendar.
This new Chantecaille liner might be called silver but it has some gold elements too, so doesn’t it look icy or grey on the skin. The beauty of this look is that it’s a barely-there accent of metallic glitter that surprises people with the slightest turn of your head. Keep your complexion fresh with the peachy Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera on cheeks, and add a little lid sheen with RMS Eye Polish in Lunar. Use RMS Multi-Eye-Tasker in Living Luminizer for precision-highlighting on the usual spots: cupid’s bow, inner corner of the eyes, and bridge of the nose. We also applied this along the waterline to brighten and open the eyes and finished up with a natural-looking pout using Surratt Beauty’s Lipslique in Gamine.
This look is for the woman who has nailed winged liner and wants to experiment a little more. Start with the NARS Velvet Eyeliner in Black Moon, to help you decide on the angle, shape and intensity of your wing before committing with the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner. Add rich earthy shadows from the limited-edition NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette to create warmth and a soft, smoked-out inner edge. Finish the eyes with Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara, and a peachy glossy lip to balance the dark, matte lids.
Sometimes all you need are showstopping lids to be party-ready. Enter, Stila’s Glitter Eyeshadow in ‘Rockin' Rose’—the iridescent burnished rose shade changes colour as you move in the light. Our tip is to layer it over NARS Mambo Velvet eyeliner, for enhanced colour payoff and to give the eye depth. We exaggerated the wing shape for a super-glamorous look, but you could also contain the glitter close to the lashes for a more refined approach. Whichever way you decide to flaunt this rose look, a coat of Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara will help to frame it. Hourglass Confession Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Live Without’ can be used as a light stain, but as the party progresses dial up the drama by layering the creamy formula into a rich berry shade.
Words by Louisa de KievitNovember 2018
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