Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Mar 22, 2023
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Shimmery Spring Makeup

This spring, makeup is all about shimmer. Say goodbye to barely there color. Just let yourself glow.


Produced by Alexis Pond & Stephanie Quadri
Photography by Richard Krall
Product photography by Adam Vorhees
Hair & makeup by Sara Domi
Models: Cassi Colvin & Carol Monteverde/Kim Dawson Agency

Sweet pinks on the eyes and cheeks let the lips do the talking. For a pearlescent effect, layer shimmery pink shadow over shimmery pastel green. Sweep a pink blush (similar in tone to the lipstick) into the crease of the eye and to the apples of the cheeks. Then coat your lashes with extra mascara, or try flirty false demi-lashes in black. Use a lipstick, lip liner, and gloss for a pretty, pouty pucker.
(left) Cassi is wearing Nars Duo Cream Eyeshadow in Pink Panther ($31/; Too Faced Eye Shadow Duo in Steel Magnolias ($17/Sephora); Prescriptives Moonbeam Reflective Eye Color in Silver Radix ($16/; TIGI Bed Head Player Blush in Radiant for cheeks and eyes ($16/Toni&Guy); Prescriptives Rain Gloss in Passionfruit Wash ($19/; Dior Addict Lipstick in Rose Indiscipline ($24/Sephora); MAC lip pencil in Oak ($13/MAC).

True, orange can be intimidating, but a citrusy shade will make light eyes appear bluest. To tone down this look for daytime, sparingly apply a coppery shadow to the lid and closest to the lash line and blend upward. Next, use a matte eye shadow to highlight under the brows, and blend the two shades at the crease. Frost the inner corners of the eyes with a white-gold highlighter, and top lashes with two coats of mascara.
(right) Cassi is wearing Nars Cream Eyeshadow in Petula ($21/; limited-edition Too Faced Candy Box – Caramel Truffles, use Soft Taupe Shimmer ($33/Sephora); CARGO Eye Shadow in Nepal ($16/Sephora); MAC Blushcreme in Uncommon ($18/MAC); limited-edition Nars Duo Lip Gloss in Orgasm/Sunset Strip, use Sunset Strip ($28/Sephora); MAC lip pencil in Spice ($13/MAC).

Candy Apple (left)
Sara believes red is a shade for every skin tone. Start with a yellow-gold shimmer powder on the lower lid, then add sizzle with a shimmery red shadow in the crease and as eyeliner. Ignite this look by using a red blush on cheeks and red/gold gloss on lips. For instant pop, try using a red eye shadow, blush, or lipstick in the crease of the eye.
(left) Carol is wearing Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow in Precious Metals, use gold shade ($5/Target); Make Up For Ever Star Powder in Yellow Gold ($18/Sephora); limited-edition MAC eye shadow in Full Frame ($14/MAC); MAC Pigment in Maroon ($20/MAC), MAC Blushcreme in Laid Back ($18/MAC); limited-edition Barbie Loves MAC Lipglass in Happening Gal ($14/MAC).

Plum Perfect (right)
Used on the lower lid, a purple shadow adds instant sparkle to green or brown eyes. To avoid a “black eye,”—one shiner you don’t want—apply all eye shadow prior to applying your foundation and concealer. Wipe away all of the eye shadow “fallout” that may have landed under the eyes or on the face. Then apply foundation and concealer as needed and powder optionally. Line the upper lash line and the inner rims with a dark plum eyeliner. Keep the cheeks and lips soft by using a bronzer and sheer lip gloss.

(right) Carol is wearing Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow in Precious Metals, use rose shade ($5/Target); Urban Decay Deluxe Eye Shadow in Fishnet ($17/Sephora); limited-edition Barbie Loves MAC Eye Shadow in Magic Dust ($14/MAC); MAC Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe and Carbon ($14 each/MAC); MAC Pigment in Violet ($20/MAC); L’Oréal Paris HIP Vibrant Shimmer Bronzing Powder in Radiant for cheeks ($11/Target); limited-edition TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Lip Gloss in Rockstar ($15/Toni&Guy); Yossi stack rings in amethyst and Opal($1,390 & $1,550/Stanley Korshak).

Icy Haute
Who said blue eye shadow is a “don’t”? To make blue a “do,” pair powdery sky hues with a shadow that matches your hair color. Here Sara placed a moonlit blue shadow next to a shimmery taupe to complement Cassi’s neutral tresses. Not a brunette? Redheads should trade taupe for a coppery shade, while blondes should try a sparkly gold shadow.
Cassi is wearing Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow in Precious Metals, use tan shade ($5/Target); L’Oréal PARIS Illumination Loose Eye Color in Sky Bleu de Ciel ($6/Target); TIGI Bed Head Cyberoptics Powder Eye Shadow in Navy and Black ($12 each/Toni&Guy); MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder ($14/MAC); MAC Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe ($14/MAC); L’Oréal HIP Vibrant Shimmer Bronzing Powder in Glowing for cheeks ($11/Target); limited-edition Too Faced Candy Box – Caramel Truffles, use Beige Shimmer lip gloss ($33/Sephora); Vincent Longo Duo Lip Pencil in Bombay Spice/Soft Pink, use Soft Pink ($26/Sephora).