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PRETTY & FRESH

Makeup Trend Watch!

Autumn may just be getting started but in the fashion world, specifically during New York Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2018 has already arrived! And the forecast for makeup is pretty and fresh—as seen on the Banana Republic runway. The beauty looks worn by the models were created by Stila Cosmetics and Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry, Sara Lucero. Here’s a break down of the prettiness:

SKIN
Cleanse then prep the skin, making sure the lips are moisturized. Brush up the brows, cleaning them in the process.

COMPLEXION
Correct and even out skin tone using Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer

BROWS
Fill in the brows using Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color, shaping the face to use as a guide for the eye makeup.  Lightly feather the pen through the brows to mimic real hair with soft, short strokes. Build as needed to create a filled in, finished brow.

EYES
Shape the eye using Stila Eyes Are The Window-Spirit palette. Enhance and give the lid a bronzed effect with the shade “Wheat.” Create a thin cat eye only on the outside of the eye using Stila Smudge Pot in “Black,” then define with Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in “Intense Black.” Use a nude eye liner on the inner rim as needed to reduce any redness with Stila Smudge Kajal Liner in “Nude” (SP2018).

Apply Stila HUGE Extreme Lash mascara, making the lashes very thick and very black. Then add Ardell Short Lash clusters to add more drama on the outer edges of the eye.

Pro Tip: Use a gel liner and brush to trace out a liner shape.  Finish with a liquid liner for definition.

CHEEKS
Working with the natural shape of the model’s face, use Stila Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Cream in “Peony” to give a beautiful flush to the cheeks. Add a soft touch of highlight to the cheek bones using Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in “Kitten.”

LIPS
Make sure lips are completely exfoliated and apply Stila Color Balm Lipstick in “Elyssa” on the lips.

Photo courtesy Creative Media Marketing.

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