No Mascara? No Problem
Sayonara, mascara! At least according to the Spring 2014 runways. It seemed as though scores of major designers – Narcisco Rodriguez, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham and more – decided to rebel against the full lashes of seasons past. Sending their models down the runway with untouched lashes, however, did not mean it was just a parade of bare faces. Whether the models had dusts of sheer lilac shadow (Phillip Lim), or a swath of punchy lip color (DKNY), they proved that ditching the quintessential beauty tool can produce a surprisingly wearable and unique look. We were a little skeptical, until we found these two gorgeous looks and the simple ways to recreate them. Read on for our step-by-step guide.
Michael Kors Spring 2014 Runway
Rather than defining the eye with mascara, opt for a softer, romantic look. A radiant complexion and bronze-toned lids, cheeks, and lips are the perfect pairing for a summer dress.
Step 1: Prime Time
Start by covering your face and eyes with an illuminating primer. It will provide you with an unrelenting glow, and offer a great canvas for your eyeshadow and bronzer to cling to. A quick pump from an eyelash curler will make your eyes appear more awake.
Ultimate Eyelash Curler
BB Tinted Treatment Primer With SPF 30
Bronze and Highlight
Next you'll want to warm your complexion by dabbing a cream blush in a rich hue over your cheeks, forehead and bridge of your nose for a skin-kissed flush. Then, fill in your brows and add a dot of pearlescent highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes. Finish by swiping a generous amount of bronze cream shadow along your upper eyelid to add defintion. Done!
Convertible Brow Pencil and Highlighter Pen
Convertible Color in Poppy
Caviar Eye Stick in Cocoa
Rag and Bone Spring 2014 Runway
For evening, try matte skin, a saturated lip, and an indistinguishable stripe of liner on your upper lid.
Back to Basics
Use a mattifying foundation that hydrates and covers imperfections, making sure to also cover the eye area. Next, take a fine eyeliner brush and draw a very thin black stripe along your upper lash-line, as close to the base of your lashes as possible. (Avoid the temptation to draw a cat-eye, this line only serves to convey thicker eyelashes and should be barely visible.)
210 Precise Eye Liner Brush
Fluidline Gel Formula
Shake-It Matte Finish Tinted Moisturizer
Seal The Deal
The focus will be on your lips, so start with a hydrating matte lip balm with dense pigment. Next, layer a long-lasting lipstick in a saturated color for an attention-grabbing pout, and you're ready to go!
Super Lustrous Lipstick In Kiss Me Coral
Colorburst Matte Balm in Mischievous