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Makeup Tips from James Vincent

February 23, 2016


James Vincent, Director of Education and Artistry for The Makeup Show.



The runway and red carpet have given us some new twists on classic trends this season that allow the makeup wearer to make a choice based on individuality which is always exciting!

Trend: Candy Apple Red Lips
The classic vintage allure of red lips is timely and timeless and can be worn by anyone, anywhere and anytime. Try combining a bold blue red lipstick with a warmer red gloss for a lip look that is alluring on anyone. Combining the two undertones makes the lip flattering for any face.  If you are afraid to try a bold red try staining on the lip in a more sheer application or a gorgeous red gloss. A few of my favorites for lipstick are NARS Audacious Lipsticks,  Besame Lipsticks with a vintage inspiration or OCC Makeup Liptar in NSFW. For a gloss Inglot Cosmetics has a wide array of shades.

Trend: Blue Eyeliner
Blue Liner is back and can be a simple way to get a sophisticated fashion look. The traditional cat eye takes in new life in shades of blue and a blue hue will whiten and brighten the eyes and lenghten lashes. Try NARS Eye Paint in Solomon Islands for a waterproof option in an unforgettable turquoise, or for a less dramatic look a blackened blue Liner from Cao Cosmetics or Smashbox works well on everyone. Pair it with a neutral shadow for a natural look or add in a touch of color on the lids for more flair. 

Trend: Red Eye Shadow 
Gaga has given everyone the idea to try red shadow, and while it seems unexpected red can be a very flattering look on the eyes when work properly. MAKE UP FOR EVER has both cream and pressed shadows in warm red hues that can be worn across the lid or just as liner. KETT Cosmetics Metals are a beautiful liquid option that look sheer and sophisticated in a warm red shade that you will love. 

Trend: Black Graphic Liner 
The new crops of eyeliner pens allow for easy liquid lines with a kitten kick or more dramatic graphic looks. Kat Von D tattoo Liner has a perfectly precise tip for everyday or more adventurous lines. MAKE UP FOR EVER and NARS have waterproof options and for those on a budget Mustaev and Crown Brush offer black liquid pens that allow anyone to try the look. Of you are not comfortable with creating the perfect Liner look use a soft taupe shadow or pencil to perfect your shape and trace back over it with black. It will give you a great guide and offer more dimension to elevate a liner look. 

Trend: Metallic Eyes 
Mined metals like copper, bronze and gold give anyone a look that is great for summer and right into fall. Melanie Mills Hollywood Rose Gold is an unexpected take on this trend that is unforgettable. Kat Von D and MAKE UP FOR EVER metal powders are a great addtliton to any makeup kit. 

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