BEAUTY BAR: Mona Lisa Smile

If there is one thing that I am hoping to be more skilled in, it is in mastering flawless makeup. When I do makeup for myself, I tend to go for a more natural look, mostly because I am too afraid of experimenting with bolder looks, in fear of looking like a clown.

While I have met many people who are capable of pulling off these bolder beauty looks, I don’t think I have worked up my confidence to that level just yet.

When I bumped into this stunning Fashionista as I was leaving campus, I learned that you do not have to have the over-the-top makeup to make a bold statement.

The first thing I noticed about her look was her beautiful long white vest, which made me feel hopeful about warmer weather and sunnier days. When I got closer to her, I realized that the simplicity of her outfit made her makeup the focal point of her ensemble. I assumed that she had her makeup done professionally but, as it turns out, this Fashionista is just that good.

My favorite part of this makeup look is her Yves Saint Laurent lipstick. The color is a shade that complements every skin tone. This soft shade can also be used for every look, whether it is a casual day in class or a dressed up night on the town. This lipstick emphasizes this Fashionista’s pretty smile.

This Fashionista amped up her eye makeup in the subtlest way that the results were stunning and dramatic. While she credits her long lashes to eyelash extensions, the Kat Von D tattoo eyeliner helped to give her eyes the astonishing pop that she needed to complete the look.

If you want to go for a bold look with your makeup, go for it. If that is not what you are most comfortable with, that is okay too. Sometimes a classic lipstick color and subtle eye makeup will make a bigger statement. It’s all dependent on how you own it.