Makeup looks that Last

It’s raining, it’s pouring, your eyeliner’s running. 

Wait, scratch that. Your eyeliner isn’t going anywhere! After all, what’s the point of mastering a reverse cat-eye if it’s just going to smear into a raccoon eye? 

Makeup artist Janessa Paré created these ultra-gorgeous beauty looks that’ll keep you looking beautiful and on trend … come rain or shine!

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Spring Metallics

To take the metallic trend into the warmer months, look for bronzed hues reminiscent of fading sunlight. The key to this eye makeup is layering. Paré used a taupe metallic shade as a base, put a darker more golden shadow over it then dabbed a lighter metallic yellow shadow right in the center of the lids . “Use a black liner on the outer corners of your eyes in a ‘V’ shape. “This will make your eyes look lighter and brighter.” The shape created is reminiscent of an exaggerated cat-eye, giving a nod to the eyeshadow shape of the season.

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in Tough As Taupe, $6.56, available at Drugstore.comSonia Kashuk Pearlescence Longwear Creme, $8.99, available at TargetBuxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Poodle, $18, available at Sephora.

Terra New York Lafayette 2 Cape, $345, available at Terra New York

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True Blue

The currently trending blue-eyeshadow look is a solid, graphic shape of pure, even color. To create it Paré used a cream eyeliner and painted the shape with an angled eyeshadow brush. Follow along the natural contour of your eye to create the petal shape of color. If you like this eyeshadow shape but are worried about such a dense pop of color, Paré says you can swap it out for a neutral hue. However, I recommend you go for the maximum impact!

Sephora Collection Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner in Electric Teal, $5, available at Sephora

Vera Jane Jacket, $220.80, available at Joie and Old Navy raincoat.

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Reverse Cat-Eye 

Lower-lid makeup is particularly vulnerable to smudging, but this reverse cat-eye isn’t going anywhere. To create a smoldering, edgy look, Paré used an eggplant-colored pencil, drawing elongated shape along the lower lashes, then used black pencil on the lower waterline to create depth. She finished the look by piling a ton of mascara on the top lashes. “Since there’s no liner on top, the mascara balances the look out,” she says. “For a more playful feel, you can add some colorful eyeshadow to the upper lid.”

Tarte Smolder Eyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Fig, $22; Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow, $23, available at Sephora; bareMinerals Flawless  Waterproof Mascara in Black $18, available at Ulta.

ASOS Clear Rain Trench $56.44, available at ASOS.

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Lips on Fire

The orange lipstick trend is going strong. For a bold look that’s not too severe, go for soft edges. “After you apply the lipstick, wipe the edge of you lips with a tissue to blur it out,” she says. Dab on cheek stain to continue the soft-focus vibe – you can even mix a little with concealer to sheer it out. To complement the orange lip, Paré smudged a white eyeliner on the whole lid, just past the crease, and drew a line on the lower lid as well. She topped off the eye with an espresso mascara, noting, “This will tie the lip in with the eye. The white is a cool tone, but the lipstick is warm, so the warm-toned mascara connects the whole look.”

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in 17 Bright Orange, $24, available at Sephora; Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Stain in Liquid Kiss, $22.50, available at DermStoreNyx Cosmetics Waterproof Eye Liner in White MPE01, $4.49, available at CVSL’Oréal Paris Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in Black Brown, $7.29.

Check Trench Coat, 170.oo, available at Topshop.

Which look is your Fave?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Nail It

It’s less intimidating to make a risqué statement with your nail polish than with a pair of pants. Your style of nail, or polish choice can transform your look instantly. If you’re looking liven up your nails this Spring, here are some of the best nails trends to try!

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Pastels, Of-course 

Featured in every spring nail collection this year, it’s clear pastels are going to be thriving this spring. Aren’t they always? Opaque pastels on your nails contrast the dark winter we’ve weathered and are a pretty accent to all your spring-inspired outfits.

Essie nail color , Deborah lippmann nail polish , Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear , L’Oreal Nail Polish

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Metallic Shift

It’s got a futuristic feel to it. The “galaxy theme” is a rising trend in fashion, and giving it a shot on your nails will be sleek and different for spring. Plus color-shifting polish is always cool to look at.

Formula X For Sephora , Sally Hansen Insta-Dry , Sally Hansen Lustre Shine , Orly Fx

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White Out

With opaque formulas that leave fingers looking sophisticated, immaculate and daring, white-hot nails are on the rise. White will compliment all your outfits and is a fresh trend you might want to try this spring.

Obsessive Compulsive , Sally Hansen , Essie nail polish , China Glaze Nail Laquer

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Highlighter

Bright colors are in for spring, especially on your fingers. While wearing full-on lime green or yellow might seem scary, it’s not as heart-stopping to have your nails rock it out. After months in less daylight and creating an infinite amount of black on black ensembles – the bright touch is a nice change of pace.

Orly , Butter London , Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear , O.P.I

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Half Moon

The look gives off an elegant yet edgy feel. The trend can be pulled off multiple ways and the design can be tailored to personal taste and style. You could be a pastel half moon, lime green, white, or aim for a darker shade. This is a great spring trend to experiment with.

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Non Traditional French

Not limited to black, pink, or horizontal lines. The nontraditional French can be nude and black, and a diagonal triangle or a matte black and black line for the French tip, as spotted at NYFW. Another interesting trend to channel your taste into.

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Striped

Nothing crazy here; we’re not going zebra. For the look, all you’ll need is your choice of base color and stripe color. NYFW went with black and white as their choice of stripe color but you can opt for whatever your little heart desires. Gather your inspiration and design your nails into something fun this spring.

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Nude Neautrals

With the creation of opaque formulas, neutrals have blossomed into a trend for spring. The look is classy and makes the statement something along the lines of “clean start for spring” – love it.

Butter London , Givenchy , L’Oreal , Insta-Dry , Zoya

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Sheer Color

The look is simple yet more interesting than the regular solid color. This trend is expected to be extremely popular for the warmer weather. OPI actually released a whole line of sheer colors you might want to try out this Spring!

American Apparel Sheer , Deborah Lippmann Gloss , O.P.I Sheer Tints Tinted Top Coat , Dior Nail Glow

Nail It!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Candy Coated

Candy Coated

UNIF crop top
$88 nastygal.com

Moschino grey v neck sweater
$384 my-wardrobe.com

MARC denim skinny jeans
$165 mytheresa.com

Nicholas Kirkwood heel pump
$865 – net-a-porter.com

Versace quilted wallet
$128 ssense.com

Friis Company zip top
$21 – shopfriiscompany.com

Ray-Ban sunglasses
$190 – sunglassesshop.com

Ciate nail polish
$25 sephora.com

Have a Delicious Day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Feline

Feline

Black t shirt
$60-shopbrianlichtenberg.com

Wallis black jacket
$44-wallisfashion.com

Pull&Bear jean shorts
$28 – pullandbear.com

Foldover purse
$35 – theiconic.com.au

Jazz eyeshadow
$22 – zalando.co.uk

The Scottish Fine Soaps Company body cleanser
$26 – scottishfinesoaps.com

 

 

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Glitter for Grown-Ups!

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Glitter is best when emphasized in one area. For example “If your eye shadow has glitter, skip the flecks in your gloss.”

Makeup Stylist for the Stars, Janice Daoud’s pick is Nars’ Andy Warhol Soft Touch Pencil ($24) in Silver Factory. The brand’s soft pencils are easy to use and layer. “Apply to the lid then add any light-reflecting shadow on top,” she says. M.A.C.’s Pressed Pigment ($21) in Deeply Dashing turns the silver warm and subtle, while Laura Geller’s Baked Eyeshadow ($24) in Stainless Teal is party-ready. Want more options? Lancome’s Color Design Palette ($49) in Violet Magnetique boasts five colors and built-in directions for building a vivid smoky eye.

Hard Candy might not be packing plastic heart rings anymore, but its devotion to sparkle is still unmatched. Try rimming your eyes with their Take Me Out Eyeliner ($5) in Truffle or Handcuffs for a light-catching cat-eye. Not wild enough? Sephora’s Deco Daze Glitter Eyeliner Appliques ($5) are even easier to apply and come in gold, silver, and purple.

If you’d rather stick to flecks of gold on your lips, there’s no shortage of glitter-infused gloss on the market. Dolce & Gabbana’s Ultra-Shine Lipgloss ($29) in Pink Diamond looks purple but goes on clear, while Bobbi Brown’s High Shimmer Lip Gloss ($23) in Oyster turns frosty. Le Metier de Beaute’s Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss ($32) in Orange Juiced does deliver a sheer orange tint. If those aren’t actually glittery enough, take the Violent Lips plunge. Their Temporary Lip Tattoos ($7) come in almost every color imaginable (even ombre!) and should stay on all night. There are three per pack, just in case.

Get on the glitter nail polish bandwagon. These are some sparkly picks: Deborah Lippmann’s Nail Lacquer ($18) in Let’s Go Crazy, Butter London’s Nail Polish ($14) in Fiddlesticks. Want chunkier glitter? Topshop’s Nails ($10) in Beleza has silver flecks in blue polish while China Glaze’s Nail Polish ($5) in Techno is as holographic as it sounds.

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Beauty Icon: Bond Girls

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Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder
To score her look, start with tanned skin—an Infinity Sun Spray Tan will work perfectly. Tousle just-washed locks and smooth in a generous amount of TIGI’s Catwalk Session Wet Look Gel ($17). Smooth on a sunscreen-infused BB cream like 3LAB’s Perfect BB Cream ($95) and a quick swipe of Maybelline’s Volum’ Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara ($7) in Brownish Black. Coral lipstick shines against tan skin, so apply Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipstick ($19) in Melondrama.

Talisa Soto as Lupe Lamora
Get flawless skin with Make Up For Ever’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($42) before filling in brows using Hourglass’ Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil ($32) in Dark Brown and setting with Anastasia’s Brow Fix ($21). Line lips with Buxom’s Big and Healthy Lip Stick ($19) in Barcelona for matte texture and serious staying power.

Eva Green as Vesper Lynd
For a perfect updo start by making big curls with Conair’s Infiniti Pro You Curl Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron ($35). Loosely twist hair into a chignon, and pin with Goody’s Spin Pin ($7). Set with a heavy dose of Garnier Fructis’ Ultra Strong Hold Hairspray ($5). Use YSL’s Pure Chromatics Wet and Dry Eyeshadow Palette ($55) in No. 12 for a smoky eye. A quick swipe of L’Oreal’s Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor ($10) in Ravishing Red lasts all night and won’t rub off on your martini glass.

xoxo

D-Anna

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Combat Dry Skin: Face Masks

What feels great in the winter? Taking a long, hot shower and blasting the heat—both of which lead to dry, itchy skin. What fixes that? To start, a moisturizing face mask. Apply one of the formulas to clean damp skin, let it sink in, and then tissue off to help combat (or prevent) parched, irritated, and scaly skin. Some formulas require a quick rinse after removing, while others can be used overnight for deeper hydration. Follow with a moisturizer—your thirsty skin will thank you!

1. Philosophy Lasting Hope Instant Refreshing Moisture Mask ($25)
This creamy gel mask gives a hit of moisture, but is also packed full of antioxidants like vitamin A, C, and E—perfect for tired or lackluster skin. It feels cool and tingly and leaves your dry skin feeling smooth. Use twice a week for five to ten minutes.

2. Sephora Collection Instant Moisture Mask ($15)
This mask comes with a shaker and four individual packs of powder to create a gel-like concoction. It made my skin feel cool, and delivered a light hit of moisture. Each packet creates a lot of the formula, making it perfect to share with a friend (or only make half for yourself). Use on just-washed skin up to ten minutes, once a week.

3. Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask ($17)
The heaviest of all theses masks, this formula is packed with cocoa butter, glycerin, and emollients to lock moisture into very dry skin. After three minutes my skin felt hydrated; after ten it felt incredibly soft and smooth.

4. Eve Lom Moisture Mask ($90)
This formula is perfect for post-travel tired skin. It delivers a heavy hit of moisture and makes your skin feel plumped and smooth. Apply a thick layer for fifteen minutes, then tissue off (no need to rinse), or apply a thin layer overnight.

5. Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Mask ($45)
This mask is perfect for anyone that is diligent about anti-aging and wants a hit of hydration. It delivers moisture thanks to vitamin B and E, and anti-aging benefits from hyaluronic acid. Use twice a week to plump and soften the skin.

6. Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask ($72)
Active ingredients like Japanese green tea and algae extract make this mask hydrating, but not heavy, and great for combination skin. Twenty minutes restored moisture and smoothness. Like the Eve Lom mask, it can be used overnight for intense moisture.

7. Caudalie Moisturizing Cream Mask ($40)
Perfect for use right before an event or vacation, this creamy mask has a slick texture and delivered a heavy dose of moisture. Even days later, our skin felt smoother and more hydrated!

What is your favorite Face Mask?

– D-Anna

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