Posts Tagged ‘spring’

TRENDING

photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

Hey tastemakers, this one’s for you! Ombré, with its gorgeous slow fade from dark to light, has found its way from fashion to hair color and ended up smack on your lips! It’s not just a trendy look though, it’s actually a really pretty effect that highlights your top lip, bringing all of the attention there. And there’s something a little effortless and less “done up” about not having your bottom lip as dark as your top lip. Anyway, I’m loving it lately and wanted to share the easiest way to re-create it yourself. (more…)

TBD FOCUS: EYE SHAPE

photos: getty images + gorunway.com/graphic design by eunice chun, post by amy nadine

Remember our post on identifying your eye shape (revisit it here)? Today’s focus is on those of us with down-turned eyes, which means our eyes turn downward slightly at the outer corners, as opposed to upward or straight (I know, very self-explanatory!). Anyway, here are my thoughts on the subject… I don’t agree with those that think we need to “correct” the shape to create an illusion that they don’t turn downwards; that would mean something was wrong with them and that’s honestly offensive to me (and Marilyn Monroe for that matter!). With that said, here are my favorite ways to best accentuate down-turned eyes: (more…)

HOLD THE SHIMMER!

photo: scott council/emmy magazine, graphic design by eunice chun, post by amy nadine

A lot of us are a little weary of matte products, believing that an all-matte face will make you look lifeless… but I’m here to say you should reconsider every now and then! There’s something ultra modern + chic about a matte eye paired with a matte cheek and a matte lip. I had the pleasure of doing the lovely Anna Paquin’s makeup for this Emmy Magazine story {HBO’s True Blood returns on Sunday; set your dvr’s!} and there isn’t an ounce of shimmer used on her. I wish you could have seen it in person as it created a moodiness that was very sultry and almost velvety. Here’s exactly what I used so you can re-create it: (more…)

KITCHEN BEAUTICIAN: HOMEMADE LIP STAIN

photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

For those of you concerned about what chemicals we’re putting in and on our bodies, you can’t get more natural than this homemade berry lip stain! We love it because it adds the perfect “just-bitten” hint of color to fake that Snow White luscious lip! Here’s how to do it yourself: (more…)