BEAUTY BAR: Pucker Up Spring

March 31st, 2017 at 2:00am

Let’s call it like it is. Makeup is a skill and a beautiful skill at that. Between the tools and techniques and the dos and don’ts, there’s a reason they are called makeup artists. Speaking as someone who’s at a beginner to intermediate level, eyelash curlers look like torture devices and blending eyeshadow tints is a mystifying feat. Thank goodness I stopped this Fashionista who is clearly a pro.

Of the tips I’ve picked up along the way, I’ve learned that makeup is just as paramount to styling as the outfit itself. The two should complement each other and above all, reflect your personal style. With spring just around the corner, this Fashionista took to her cosmetics counter to create a fresh look, complimented by wardrobe basics, and let her lips do the talking – pun intended.

This Fashionista’s beauty headliners are threefold (and all doable!). First, to create her sun-kissed glow make sure you properly blend your base foundations and then apply a highlighter to your upper cheekbones for subtle shimmer using a tapered brush, along with a touch of blush. Second, mix in her winged eyeliner to your routine, preferably using a liquid product. Lastly, for the wow-factor, add a colored lip with a vibrant shade like her flirtatious violet lipstick.

With an already established focus, this style queen opted for classic shapes and neutral staples for the rest of the look. As another nod to springtime, this Fashionista is sporting one of this seasons biggest trends: floral embroidery. Her detailed top paired perfectly with black distressed denims and ivory sneakers and is accompanied by tortoise shell shades and gold jewelry.

Between the smart, effortlessly casual outfit and masterfully fun makeup the look contains balance that exudes this Boilermaker’s youthful flair.