Marc Jacobs: What can you even say about this show? There was so much to love. The glowing sun-like orb. The topless model. The glam. The hotpants. It brought me back to my 16 year-old self obsessed with glam rock and David Bowie (who am I kidding, I still am). Not only was the presentation out-of-this-world, but so were the clothes. Bravo, Marc, Bravo.
Don’t worry, this is not the dusty terra-cotta that you associate with planting pots, but a shimmery take on the warm, orangey brown shade that looks good on anyone. Brush it on your lids and up over the crease, tracing along the inner lash lines with black pencil and finishing with mascara. Or, dust it just on your lids and add black shadow to the outer corners for a mellow smoky-eye look. And don’t forget bronzer—if you don’t warm up your skin, the terra-cotta eyes will make you look washed-out.
Red and orange lip colors feel new thanks to a heavy dose of shine (and we’re digging how well they create the illusion of fuller lips). Pick products that are opaque without a drop of shimmer, and when applying, prep lips first with a matching pencil. “You have to watch out for bleeding with glossy products,” says makeup artist Dick Page. “So start with something more stable, like a lip liner.” If your skin has cool undertones, go for blue reds; warmer skin tones can try fiery, orangey hues. And if you want to go for outright orange, stick to one that has a hint of red—a true orange requires a heap of confidence to pull off.
ORCHID PURPLE SHADOW
Yes, it’s purple, but it’s a cool, exotic, orchid kind of purple. Choose a powder version with a satin finish and spread it over your lids so the color is truly opaque. Add a thin line of black pencil along top and bottom lashes and brush on several coats of mascara. Because this shade has pink undertones, cover up any undereye circles with a good concealer or light-reflecting pen so they aren’t enhanced.
There aren’t a lot of colors you can wear all over your face without looking totally ridiculous, but warm, shimmery taupe is one of them. “It’s a great option for women with fair skin,” says Page. Transparency is key here: Pick creamy, sheer formulas for eyes, cheeks, and lips. To create a similar effect on dark skin, choose redder brown shades instead.
CORAL CHEEKS AND LIPS
Coral is rosier this season, which is good news: It gives your cheeks and lips a healthy, one-step-above-natural flush. The more prone your skin is to flushing, the more you need to avoid corals that are too pink; if you have yellow undertones, go for more pink and less orange. When it comes to blush, cream formulas are usually more natural-looking (but powder is okay as long as it’s transparent), and your lipstick should also be on the sheer side.
First, pick a shade—yellow, orange, or lime green, it’s up to you. Just make sure it has a satin finish, and again, avoid shimmer; it’ll give these hues a juvenile vibe. The second step is to apply—softly. Wearing your citrus shade as a wash over your lids is the most feminine approach. Take a big, fluffy shadow brush and sweep it from the lashes to the crease, then follow with natural-colored blush and a sheer lipstick that’s close to the color of your lips.
-Summer makeup is no fuss in my book. I love the look of a warm summer glow and have been using these three products over and over the last couple of months so much so that I thought I should share them with you.
– I skip powder in the summer days when it’s hot but after I moisturize, I dab on mark.’s Just Pinched ($8) in Cheeky on my cheeks and rub it in. It keeps me a nice pinky glow and looks so natural.
-For my lips, I like it neutral and have been using mark. Lipclick Full Color Lipstick ($10) in Toasty which feels light and sheer on my lips. When I want some shine, I add a layer of mark. Gloss Gorgeous Stay on Lip Stain ($10) in Bare on top. It’s all so easy and I’m done in less than 5 minutes!
Also another one of my favorite Lip Glosses is by Chanel ($36) long lasting and not sticky just enough shine and color if you are not a Lip Stick Fan.
Chanel Levres Scintillantes
-For Mascara I love using Atomic Volume from Sephora Its an amazing buy, Plus the best I’ve used in years. No clumps just simple length and volume and at ($16.00)