Was inspired by the makeup look I saw on quite a lot of fashionable young women when I was in Tokyo recently.
Instead of eyes or lips, they favored a rather exaggerated flushed cheek as the focal point of their makeup. But it wasn’t just a case of slapping on a load of blusher. There’s a specific look where they mimic a glowy, radiant effect and the blush color is intense but not heavy or dark looking. If you’re extremely fair-skinned, you just need to apply a very neon-colored blush over face powder.
Extra Tip: Bring your blush just a tiny bit in closer towards your nose than usual. This helps exaggerate that cute wind-blown, doll-like effect, instead of the typical blush along the cheekbones.
If you’re not porcelain (and most of us aren’t), you can imitate that effect easily by applying a matte or semi-matte pale highlighter or blush as a color base for a brighter, more intense blush to “float” and look more color-true on top of it. If you own those multi-color blushes with a paler shade, that’s perfect for this use.
Are you on the hunt for a sexy ‘Date Night’ look for this coming Valentine’s Day? Well I have you covered! I created this intense smoky eye using the new Nars Cosmetics ‘And God Created The Woman’ palette - the same palette I used for last weeks Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial too.
Here are a list of the products, and links to where you can purchase most of them:
We love our cat eyes dearly, but sometimes the mood calls for a look with more flair. Enter: The Jet Wing, a sweeping, statement-making eye look. Here, Sephora PRO Artist Erik Soto shows us how to layer eyeliners in a way that makes beauty take flight. BECKY PEDERSON
Once points are plotted, fill in the wing with your eye open. Stop the color once you hit your lid—when your eye is closed, the liner will make a hard 90-degree angle. Stopping the color at this point will keep you from looking like you have two black eyes.
Don’t stress yourself out trying to get your wings to match exactly. Erik says, “The wings themselves end up being different sizes because each eye folds in a different place. They’ll never be the same.” Focus instead on making the wings look proportional to each eye.