“I was inspired by the combination of the architectural feeling of Nikki’s top and the flirty silhouette of her skirt. I wanted to do something sexy but still fresh and young, and the navy cat eye felt a more playful than black; sex kitten versus sex bomb.”
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“I prepped Nikki’s skin with Yonka Pamplemousse and applied Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #7 as a base.
I dusted Josie Maran Argan Eyeshadow in Vintage over her lid and then used CHANEL Ombré Essentielle Eyeshadow in Slate in the crease and under the lower lashes. Even when I do liner under the lower lashes I like to use a little taupe for depth. It adds a very subtle definition to the eye. Then I used a small pointed brush, swiped it over the Laura Mercier Caviar stick in Sapphire and painted on the line. I did two coats of the color because the second coat really made the navy color pop. I started the line 1/4 of the way in on her eye, winged it out, and continued the liner 1/3 of the way under the lower lashes.
I applied YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in Black and added a few individual lashes to make the eyes sexier and more dramatic. To keep the lower half of the eye less dramatic I used YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils in Burgundy
on the lower lashes. It’s softer and I love the unexpected color when the sun hits it.
In lieu of blush I used Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Terra to contour the cheeks. A flush of color would have felt a little juvenile. The contour was a edgier.
The lips were NARS Velvet Matte pencil in Calliope, a warm nude, which paired nicely with the contoured, bronzey, sunkissed skin.”
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