Olivia Wilde in Elegant Brights
Use more than one shade to get this spring makeup look. Layering slightly different shades of purple gives you a more complex finish, says makeup artist Jeannine Lobell, who created these looks on House star Olivia Wilde. “Sometimes the shadow looks dark and smoky, and sometimes it looks more violet,” she adds. Lobell dusted the two palest violet shades from Chanel’s Quadra eye shadow in Stage Lights all over Wilde’s lids. Then she wet a liner brush and applied the deepest plum shade along the upper and lower lashes. Finally, with a dry brush, she applied the second darkest color over the upper lid and into the crease.
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Check your undertones. When choosing a pink, use your skin as a guide, says Lobell. Those with pink tones should go for a blue-based pink. Yellow tones require a warmer, browner shade. "If you're shy, choose one with a sheer, glossy texture," she adds. For Wilde, Lobell used YSL Rouge Pure lipstick in Pink Orchid, a blue-based pink. Starting at the bow of the lips and moving out toward the edges, she used a lip brush to apply two coats of the color.
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Experiment and find the hue that works on you. Lobell’s rule of thumb: The deeper your skin tone, the darker the green should be: rich emerald for dark skin, light kelly or seafoam for paler complexions. The color is right “if it doesn’t disappear into your skin or look like it’s sitting on the surface,” says Lobell, who opted for Urban Decay Loose Pigment in Graffiti on Wilde.
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Choose a lip liner that matches your lips, not the lipstick. “Liner is meant to correct and fill in lips where you need it,” explains Lobell, who lightly feathered Estee Lauder Lip Shaping Gloss pencil in Sheer Pink No. 02 along the outer edges of the lips and around the bow. Be sure to use a sheer, creamy liner, she adds. A dry, highly pigmented formula will create an “artificial, sharp-looking edge.”
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