We've heard women say it a million times before, "I can't pull off the dark lipstick trend." But we're here to prove that, yes, you really can. We sat down with celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, who translated the vampy lips we admire in editorials for the average woman. No matter the size of your lips or the color of your complexion, you can easily work this dark lipstick look for beginners without ending up too goth or grunge. Just click through for the step-by-step tutorial.
Being Asian means my eyelids have no defined crease, which makes standard eye makeup application tips not really applicable. Luckily, makeup artist Sierra Min showed me her tips to mastering a daytime smoky eye look using shades of brown. "For Asian eyes, it's all about creating shapes and dimensions," she explains. In the Instagram video above, you can watch Min shade and shape my eyes. Here are the steps to re-create the look:
1. Apply a shimmering taupe shade all over the lid, from the lash line to the socket. Make sure to blend with your fingers or a brush to smooth out the edges. We used Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow in 20E ($20).
2. Use a dark brown pencil like MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy ($16) from the lash line to just above your eyes when open. This will help to shape your eyes and open them up. Make sure to blend into the the lighter taupe shade to create a subtle gradient.
3. Enhance the color of the brown pencil with a similar color eyeshadow. Focus it near your lash line to build more depth and to help set the pencil.
4. Add black eyeliner, like Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar ($25), right along your lash line to add definition. You can build up the thickness of the line to also help manipulate the shape of your eye, too.
5. To help enhance your eye shape, add liner just to the outer corner of your eyes.
6. Make sure to open up your eyes with an eyelash curler, and set with a waterproof mascara. The fast-drying waterproof formulas help to hold the curl over standard mascara. We used Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara ($30).
See the finished look after the jump!
The hardest part of doing a winged eyeliner look is getting the lines perfectly straight. In this episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, vlogger Jackie Perdue has a few simple tips and tricks on how to master this look like a pro.
There were plenty of gorgeous beauty looks on the fairgrounds of Lollapalooza, but in addition to the musicians and artists, celebrities were out and about for the festival, too. The CK One Color Music Lounge hosted performers like Eve and Rosco Bandana along with stars like Camilla Belle, Shenae Grimes, and AnnaSophia Robb.
Makeup artist Hung Vanngo created Camilla Belle's custom look, which he described as a "playful pop of color." To achieve this effect, Vanngo added a touch of warm peach and bronzed tones with CK One Color's Cream + Powder Blush Duo in Fun ($25) on the complexion. "We went for a softer eye using the Double Ended Eyeliner in Candy/Poison ($17), and finished off with a bright and playful pop of color using our Pure Color Lipstick in Wow ($16)." And for her signature bold brows, Vanngo used the Brow Pencil + Gel Duo in Crafty Raven ($22) to fill in and define, making for a pretty, polished feel.
At the We're the Millers premiere in New York City, Jennifer Aniston strayed from her usual uniform of a strappy black cocktail dress, but she kept her signature glowy makeup look intact. Clad in a purple satin Burberry dress, the Aveeno global brand ambassador lit up the red carpet in a natural makeup palette. Get all the details on re-creating the luminous look below.
"We were going to have a long day with red carpet moments outdoors in a hot and humid New York City, so I wanted an oil-free moisturizer that hydrates and is lightweight," said Chanel celebrity makeup artist Angela Levin. That's why she reached for Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 ($17), using her fingers to massage the cream onto Jennifer's face and neck. Once Angels Makeup Collagen Treatment Pads ($20) were set under the eyes, Levin dabbed Young Blood's Mineral Primer ($41) on with a sponge, followed by Face Picture Perfect Foundation in O and J ($48 each) with a foundation brush.
After priming with Edward Bess Illuminating Eyeshadow Base ($30), Levin used various colors in Chanel's Quadra Eyeshadow in Spices ($59) to accentuate Jennifer's eye. The lightest color was applied directly under the brow to give a lifting effect, while the gold tone was added to the lid to brighten. "In the crease, I applied the dark mauve color in a half-moon shape in the center above the eyeball; this helps give a round, open look to the eyes," Levin explained. She next lined Jennifer's eyes with Chanel Luminous Eyeshadow in Ebloui ($36), removed the treatment pads, and applied Aveeno Positively Ageless Lifting & Firming Eye Cream ($20) and La Mer Concealer in Dark ($70).
Cheeks and Lips
"With a small round brush, I applied Chanel Cream Blush in Révélation ($38). It's the perfect natural, sun-kissed color," said Levin. A few swipes of Edward Bess Defining Lip Liner in Natural ($29) on the lips brought it all together for a flattering beat-the-heat finish.
You tweeze them, get them waxed, or even threaded, but do you also fill in your brows? This simple step is often overlooked, but whether you have on a full face of makeup or just a touch of foundation, well-groomed brows are the key to a flawless look. MAC senior artist Luc Bouchard shares the tricks for achieving perfectly groomed brows with a naturally flattering result. Plus, check out our downloadable cheat sheet.
Struggling to find the perfect makeup that enhances your gorgeous blue eyes? We visited the pros at Blushington in West Hollywood, who taught us the tricks to making blue eyes stand out. Learn what shades help enhance those baby blues, what colors to avoid, and how your lipstick and blush can be equally as important when highlighting your eye color.
The following post was written by Jennifer Duvall of JennySue Makeup and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty. JennySue Makeup features helpful makeup tutorials and beauty product reviews with a mission to show how makeup can boost a woman's self confidence.
Many of us long for that warm summertime glow that reflects the look of being on vacation at a sunny beach with your skin glistening against the ocean water. However, sometimes that vacation and/or beach isn't your reality. That doesn't mean you can't get that glowy skin you long for! Here is how I easily acheive that rested, sunswept glow in a few simple steps.
Wanting to amp up your cool factor tenfold this Summer? A matte coral lip color is the way to go. Looking smashing at The To Do List premiere in Los Angeles, Aubrey Plaza paired her trendy, peach-toned lips with bronzed cheeks and a beige- and terra-cotta-hued eye makeup palette. Celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh used Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi ($25), a vivid coral, on Aubrey's lips to punch up the look. And to finish, a few swipes of Dolce & Gabbana's Luminous Cheek Colour in Rosebud ($45) on the apples of the cheeks tied it all together.
The following post was written by Coco Negretti of The Beauty Milk and is part of POPSUGAR Select Beauty. The Beauty Milk focuses predominantly on makeup reviews and features gorgeous, full-face looks by Coco, an aspiring makeup artist.
There is nothing more perfect than glowing skin during the Summer; healthy skin that is well looked after will radiate naturally. Before proceeding with your makeup, eliminate dead skin cells and dullness with a gentle scrub and toner. To get a natural-looking glow, apply a highlighting cream or powder to the high points of the face. This is best for oily skin types. If you have dry skin, you can amp up the glow factor even more without risking going overboard. A layer of a luminous primer before your foundation will work wonders. These versatile primers can be mixed with your foundation or used to highlight specific areas of the face.
- A liquid or powder highlighter: for liquid options, try Benefit High Beam ($26) or Moon Beam ($26), and for a powder option, go with Dior Shimmer Star in Amber Diamond ($45).
- A luminous primer or multipurpose base: L'Oréal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer ($13), Benefit Girl Meets Pearl ($30), or the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors ($41 each).
- Your favorite foundation.
Step 1. Choose the intensity of your glow. Mixing a luminous primer with your foundation will give you maximum radiance. Applying a thin a layer of primer prior will give you a subtle luminosity that peeks through your foundation.
Step 2. If you have dry skin, apply a dewy foundation like MAC Face and Body ($27) or L'Oréal True Match Lumi ($13). If you have oily skin, choose a foundation with a satin or matte finish, such as Nars Sheer Matte ($44).
Step 3. Using a shimmery powder or the same illuminating base from step one, highlight the areas of the face where sunlight would naturally hit: the bridge of the nose, the cupid's bow, and the top of the cheekbones.