Posts Tagged ‘nude’

TBD STUDY: THE WATERLINE

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.


MANI MONDAY

photos: jen gotch, post designed by kristin ess

We have some PRETTY FANCY nail tutorials coming up– starting tomorrow! Today we’re sharing our spring palette so you can get your nail kits prepped with the colors (or similar colors) that we’ll be using! Click on the link to see each specific brand + color!

NAILED IT!

Fall is officially here! So I thought it would be fun to share my five favorite nail polish shades for this upcoming season.  So here they are (in no particular order)…

Dark Red – You can’t go wrong with a classic red nail.  Try going for a darker hue this Fall.

Nude – For Spring and Summer I wore nudes with a pink base, but for Fall I am opting for nudes with a grey hue.

Metallics – Silver, rose gold, glitter… I love them all! Metallic polishes are a fun way to dress up any manicure.

Army Green – Be all you can be… With a military-inspired manicure.

Mauve – I couldn’t be more in love with this color.  So romanic, but still modern.

XO Lauren