Monday, June 29, 2009
Bright is Right.... Now! Go ahead, summon your inner Picasso as you embrace the colorful world of spring! Pick your favorite shades of the rainbow, and go for it. Brush on complimentary golds and violets for an intensified duo that’s sure to make your eyes pop.
Trend: Art Major.
Legendary Makeup Artist, Kevyn Aucoin once said, “There are no rules in makeup.” We couldn’t agree more! In the past we’ve been told to pick just one color to use to play up the eyes; this time around, the skies the limit. Express
yourself with all the colors of the wind... all at once!
Don’t forget about your pout. Lips play a supporting role in this work of art, but that doesn’t mean they go unnoticed. Cotton candy and cherry stained lips should be served sheer and shiny this spring.
For this editorial take on the trend, start with a neutral cream shadow to help intensify the vibrant color you’ll be painting with. “I love to think of makeup as an art form,” says Makeup Artist Jessica Hoffman, “and not just the paint-by-numbers sort of makeup we do day in and day out. I love to push myself to create looks that are outside the box. Color doesn’t have to stay within the perimeters of the lash line and brow bone. Take it to the extreme. Use different application techniques as well. For instance, I took a tapered crease brush and picked up bright orange loose powder eyeshadow and sprinkled the color over the eyes by tapping the brush off the back of my hand. Some pigment even landed in the eyelashes... I loved it!”
Work with warm and cool colors to create balance within this otherwise arbitrary application of color. Hoffman uses cool colors such as purples, blues and greens to extend to the temple and down on the tops of the cheekbone. She keeps the warm splashes of orange and gold near the lashline to draw the attention back to the eyes.
When you look good you feel good, and vice versa. So let the world see just how wonderfully
multi-faceted you are; you happy, vibrant, colorful you... Now that’s a bright idea!
Products you’ll love:
Bobbi Brown 'Brights' Eye Palette (Limited Edition) $70. / Nordstroms
Guerlain 'Ombré Éclat Exotic Paradise
Eyeshadow Palette $58 / Nordstoms
Makeup Forever 12 Flash Color Case $93 / Sephora.com
Written By: Jessica Hoffman
Makeup and Hair: Jessicahoffman.net
Assistant Photographer: Elliot Takane
Model: Kristoria for Premier Models and Talent