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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Paint the town: Watercolor Prints

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This season, it seems as if everything from silky button-downs to skinny jeans are drenched in the dreamy, pastel motifs, and the look couldn’t be more appropriate for spring. At turns the trend is chic and youthful, like Ashley Madekwe’s Etro Butterfly Print Dress ($1998, 310.248.2855) at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style event in Beverly Hills last December. At other times, watercolors feel more romantic and feminine, particularly on Lela Rose’s Withering Floral Organza Draped Bodice Dress With Cowl Detail And Full Skirt ($1795) from the S/S 13 collection. Here are a few watercolor-inspired styles for you to try!

Marni Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($270)
Marni’s playful top displays a watercolor tiger print from Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo’s book Wild Animals. Add some polish to the tee with a fitted blazer and slim blue jeans.

CC Skye Bright Love Lucite Clutch ($255) in Orange/Yellow
This boxy Lucite clutch adds a refreshing splash of color to your look. Style it with a crisp button-down and white trousers for a decidedly fresh take.

Theyskens’ Theory Damara Printed Silk Mini Dress ($595)
For a watercolor look with downtown appeal, try Theyskens’ Theory silk dress. The of-the-moment marble print lends it a contemporary vibe, and the front ties echo the current shirt-tied-around-waist trend too.

Guess Brittney Skinny Ankle Jeans ($138, available May)
Upgrade your classic skinnies with Guess’ sophisticated pair rendered in a mix of hazy hues. Play up the pastel palette by teaming the jeans with a silk blouse in soft lilac or creamy yellow.

tarte Cheek Stain ($30) in Awakening
Make watercolors part of your beauty repertoire with this universally flattering cheek stain. Apply to the apples of your cheeks for a natural, sweet-looking flush.

Charles David Bliss Heels ($230)
The abstract print gets a polished twist in Charles David’s pointy-toe heels. Wear these with a slim pencil skirt for a soft, feminine take on office-appropriate attire.

Harlyn Blouse ($187, 213.614.9292)
If you favor bold, splashy prints, you’ll want to snag Harlyn’s button-down. Wear it with a pair of bright trousers for a statement-making ensemble.

BaubleBar Marquise Leaf Drops ($26)
Tap into the watercolor trend with pastel blue baubles. Slip them on with an equally elegant cocktail number at your next soiree.

XOXO

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