BEAUTY BAR: Renaissance Romance

May 9th, 2017 at 2:00am

Spring and summer beauty is all about the dewy, ethereal glow. Switching out the cat-eye eyeliner for a subtle smoky eye look is the perfect way to update your makeup look. Also, try incorporating colors like bronze or plum for an even bolder effect.

This Fashionista looks like she stepped out of an Italian Renaissance painting. The saturated plum and maroon eyeshadow adds the perfect amount of drama. Get this look with an awesome palette like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. The colors are ultra pigmented, so a little goes a long way, and there is a mix of shimmer and matte shades.

The key to pulling off dramatic makeup in the daytime is to balance it with a relatively bare face. Start with a happy, moisturized face and add your favorite highlighter for that dewy glow. Our Fashionista opted for nude lips, a swipe of dark mascara, and her favorite Glossier tinted brow gel to complete the look.

HER romantic makeup pairs perfectly with a Victorian-inspired blouse. The high neck and ruffle shoulders are fun details that make her top unique. Look for a similar blouse in white cotton or lace to be even more summer ready!

Take note from our Fashionista, and don’t be afraid to take inspiration from Botticelli, Titian, and Raphael. Inspiration can come from unexpected places. Who would have guess the great artists of the Italian Renaissance would be inspiring makeup looks in the future? Be bold, Fashionistas/os—you are the real works of art!