The colors of this season are soo exciting for a makeup artist like myself. Bright and bold, just like me! LOL! Pops of color have always been a great way to play up your makeup. However, pairing a bold lip and bold eye without looking like a clown, can be tricky. To recreate Jenna’s fun Bold Eye Look, follow these easy steps: When using bright and pigmented colors, it essential that you prime your skin properly to ensure the makeup stays put! On Jenna we used the Glo Conditioning cream to hydrate, then immediately primed her skin with the Glo Face Primer, and more importantly, the Glo Lid Primer. The lid primer ensures that eye shadow stays put. It also removes any discoloration and mattifies the eye area. Other popular brands for priming the eye before shadow include Urban Decay’s Primer Potion and Two Faced Cosmetic’s Shadow Insurance which can be picked up from Sephora.
I wanted Jenna’s skin to have that “airbrushed” look so I applied Glo Minerals Satin II Liquid Foundation with a dampened foundation brush and lightly dusted her face with Glo Minerals Perfecting Powder to set.
To give her a soft glow I applied Glo Liquid Highlighter to her cheek bones and down the center of her nose with a taklon fiber fan brush, such a pretty sheen! I then applied a soft rose pink blush to the apples of her cheeks.
On to the star of the show..the eyes! Any bright richly pigmented color will work for this look. I chose a jeweled green. Apply a pale highlight color (white or cream works best) to the brow bone and inner corner of the eye. Next apply the color of your choice to the eyelid and just above the crease. Pat on a little extra color to make sure the color is deep! Use a clean crease brush to blend the crease and soften edges. Use this same color and a smudge (or pencil) brush to smudge just underneath the lower lash line.
Next, line the upper and lower lash line. I used Stilla’s smudge pot in black and dragged the upper lash line out a bit to create a little wing. Then smudge a little black shimmering eyeshadow directly onto the upper and lower lash lines directly over the cream, gel eyeliner. And finally, add lots of black mascara!
For her lips I tried two different Lip Colors and both looked great with her bold eye. First I tried Glo Minerals Lip Stick in Socialite, a pale soft pastel pink. Second, my favorite, I applied Glo Minerals Lip Color in Treasure, a bright intense hot pink - loved it!!
Jenna said she loved her look so much she was going to have to plan something to do that night!!!
Article and Makeup by: Melissa Kinsey
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Garrard
Images Edited by: Jen Duarte