Step 1Using the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Bouthan, sweep the pale pink shade all over the lid and blend out towards the inner corner. Apply some to the brow bone as well for a highlight.
Step 2Apply the bright pink shade onto the outer half of the eye lid, blending it up past the crease (so that it is visible when eyes are open). Blend the edges to soften towards the brow highlight too
Step 3Add some extra definition to the outer "V" of the eye and outer crease by applying a deep burgundy or brown shade with a precise brush.
Step 4Create a cat-eye with your favorite jet black liquid eyeliner. Make sure the line is the thinnest at the inner 1/2 and thickest at the outer 1/2.
Step 5Curl your lashes and apply a few coats of your favorite black mascara to both upper and lower lashes.
Step 6For a little extra drama (and to really make eyes the focal point of the look), apply a strip of false lashes to each lashline, then apply mascara on top to blend with your natural lashes.
Step 7Lightly sweep the NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder all over your face to give a soft, diffused glow.
Step 8Lightly sweep the NARS Blush in Seduction onto the apples of the cheeks, blending backwards. Use 2-3 very light layers, blending well to build intensity.
Step 9Lightly tap the NARS Lipstick in Dressed To Kill onto lips and press them together; this will give a more natural, stained-lip look that compliments the eyes.
Step 10Apply 3-4 coats of the NARS Nail Polish in Disco Inferno to finish the look and give a hint of romantic shimmer! It's a very thin polish, so work with several layers instead of trying to make one or two thick ones.
The new NARS Spring 2013 Collection is full of vibrant hues, reminiscent of the 90′s, that creates a fun, graphic statement for the season. There aren’t too many shades in the collection, so coming up with a look that combined multiple pieces without being overwhelming wasn’t too easy- but as soon as I saw the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Bouthan, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I haven’t really ever done a ‘pink eyeshadow’ look before (mainly because I rarely wear pink eyeshadow), but I wanted to show that it can still look very wearable, soft and feminine (and not like you’re tired or like you have pink eye).
The secret to wearing pink eyeshadow is all in the eyeliner and lashes. Thick, jet black eyeliner and luscious lashes help to separate the pink shades from from the whites of the eye- and this defined separation is essential for a clean, pretty look. It’s also important to keep the outer corners of the eyes neat and well blended. Paired with a hint of wine-colored blush and lips, this look would make a great date-night look for Valentine’s Day!
Also, thoughts on a bright white background vs. a dark grey one? Would love some feedback!
What I’m Wearing…
- Foundation: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 115
- Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20
- Powder: NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder
- Eyebrows: Maybelline Master Shape in Brunette
- Eyeshadow (Lid): NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Bouthan (Spring 2013)
- Eyeshadow (Crease): MAC Eye Shadow in Folie
- Eyeliner: Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
- Mascara: Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash
- False Lashes: Katy Perry Lashes by Eyelure in Oh Honey!
- Blush: NARS Blush in Seduction (Spring 2013)
- Lip Color: NARS Lipstick in Dressed To Kill (Spring 2013)
- Nail Polish: NARS Nail Polish in Disco Inferno (Spring 2013)