Soft Pink Shadow & Winged Liner
I love using a cream based shadow to start my eye looks. After applying Urban Decay's primer potion all over the lid I then applied Laura Mercier's Metallic Creme Eye Colour in Platinum.
Take a pale pink shadow and brush it all over the lid. I used Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Color in Primrose. Use a light brown matte shadow like Bobbi Brown's Eyeshadow in Blonde in the crease and smudged along the lower lash line.
To make sure your liner looks nice and filled in start by tight-lining the upper lash line. Take your brush-my favourite for this is the Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush, and lift up the lid at the lash line to wiggle your Gel liner into the base of the lashes. The trick here is that you are coming at the lashes from underneath instead of the top. Next use a Fine Tipped Eyeliner Brush to apply your winged liner.
Winged Liner Tips:
Start by looking straight into the mirror and creating a flick, (the wing), on the outer corner of the eye. Typically the wing should be aligned with the end of your brow-this works for the majority of eye shapes. Bring the liner inwards along the lash line to the inner corner of the eye. Lastly fill in any gaps to get a solid black line.
Cheeks & Lips
After finishing foundation, complete the look with a rosy pink blush and nude lip. I used MAC Cheek Color in Taupe to contour the hollows of the cheek bones then applied Laura Mercier's Second Skin Cheek Color in Rose Bloom on the cheek bones upwards toward the ear. Next highlight the highest point of the cheek bone with Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick Compact in Beige. Finish with MAC Creme d' nude Lipstick paired with Laura Mercier Bare Naked Lip Glace.
From the Hairstylist - The Deconstructed Chignon
Loosely wave hair with a 1 1/2inch iron to give a foundation of texture.
Spray generously with dry texture spray from mid-shaft to ends. Tease and hairspray at the root area throughout the whole head, smoothing the top layer.
Gather into a ponytail at the nape of the neck, shake & pull to leave tendrils out.
Twist/fold until desired shape is achieved and pin in place.
Hair Products Used:
Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray
Kenra Artformation Spray
Chi Turbo Backcomb Brush
Switch It Up
Leave out the winged liner for a softer look for Sunday brunch with friends. Brush out last nights chignon and add a few braids for a more relaxed boho look.
Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.