photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun
Here at TBD, we’re always trying to simplify things for you so you see how easy it is to re-create our favorite red carpet looks. Yes there are 8 steps above but they’re not hard and if you remember to blend blend blend, there’s really no way to mess it up! We love this look because it’s a strong statement for when you want to bring out your alter ego, but not in a “whoa she’s got a lot going on with her makeup” way. Here’s exactly what I used on my dear assistant Carissa above: (more…)
photos + post by amy nadine, design by eunice chun
I wanted to do this particular experiment to show you how the laws of shading apply to the waterline as well: lighter colors reflect and open up areas by bringing them forward while darker colors absorb and close up areas by pushing them back. So once again my lovely assistant Carissa loaned me her baby browns so we could capture the three looks and report the differences.
WHITE LINER: This definitely opened up the eyes and made them appear the biggest, but in a more obvious way as one can see the white liner. But who cares as it’s a chic throwback to Sixties, especially if you were to pair it with a liquid winged liner and contoured crease. I used Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Liner in Blanc because its color payoff is unmatched.
NUDE LINER: This also opened up the eyes, making them look larger, but in a very natural and undetectable way. I seriously doubt anyone would notice you took the extra 5 seconds to rim them with liner, but they’ll notice your eyes look bigger. I used Stila Kajal Liner in Topaz.
BLACK LINER: This closed up the eyes and made them look a little smaller, but in return, they look way more piercing, as if they could look right through someone! That’s worth giving up a little in size, I think. And call me crazy, but somehow it makes her eyes look a little further apart from each other, don’t you think? Hmm… interesting… anyway, this is a must for nighttime fun as it completely changes your look. I used NARS Larger Than Life Longwear Liner in Via Veneto because I know it really lasts and won’t wear away after an hour.
photos: 1. alexei hay 2. thomas nutzl 3. mary rozzi 4. mario testino /post + design: amy nadine
Last week we determined a coral pout is a must when getting your festival on. This week we’re focusing on eyes and the underlying theme is LONGWEAR. Makeup has come a long way in the last few years and new formulas last for hours under the harshest partying conditions. Amen! Your look should look effortless and undone, so pass on powder shadow and go for one of these perfect festival looks:
1. Classic liquid liner (wing optional). Simple + classic choice. Our favorite is Mark Get in Line Waterproof Liquid Liner in Painted Black because it won’t move
until you take it off. To perfect the shape, watch our lovely Lauren Conrad demonstrate exactly how in our Get Catty video tutorial.
3. Longwear liner on top + bottom lashlines. Effortless and chic option that says you’re there for the bands but your eyes are defined. Our favorite is MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes in Star Black. I had the privilege of doing Roxane Mesquida’s makeup in this shot for the Jerome C. Rousseau S/S 12 campaign out in Joshua Tree and remember thinking that day it would be the perfect makeup for Coachella!
4. Inner rimmed eyes. Yes rimming your inner water line makes them appear a little smaller, but what you give up in size you gain in piercing power and mystery. While kohl and kajal formulas are standard, switch to a longwear liner so it lasts. Our favorite is NARS Larger Than Life Longwear Liner in Via Veneto.
Cheetah print nails have been around for some time now but we’ve never actually done a tutorial on them. We got a lot of requests after last week’s Mani Monday heart tutorial, so we’re going for it! (more…)