Makeup artist Crystal Liz’s romantic take on wine-stained lips and an ultra-wearable cat eye, as modeled by Anna-Lisa Johansson. A look from our French Boheme Persona.
WHERE TO WEAR
Weekend brunch at Little Next Door.
WHAT TO WEAR
French girl makeup is all about the skin, so use something light that also provides coverage, like Chanel’s Vitalumière Aqua Foundation. Let the skin show through by tapping a light-reflecting primer, like Dior Glow Maximizer or Laura Mercier’s Radiance Primer, onto the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the cupids bow. Apply Tata Harper’s Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Popular onto the tops of the cheekbones- the flush looks more believable than when you apply to the apples.
The brows should be defined, but not too strong. Use Glossier’s Boy Brow to brush them up and give a light tint. For the cat eye, use Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer. Use small strokes starting a quarter of the way along your lashline winging out the end. To create a sharp line, mark a dot where you want the cat eye to end while your eyes are open, then connect the liner at the end of your lash line to the dot, filling in to your desired thickness. Make sure the eyes pop by highlighting the inner corners with with RMS Living Luminizer, finishing with a coat of Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara.
The lips should feel lived-in and not too perfect. Stay away from liners or opaque lipsticks, and instead opt for a ‘multiple’ product, in this case, Tata Harper’s Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Popular, the same shade used on the cheeks. Apply a layer with your fingers, then blot with a tissue, and repeat until you achieve your desired color depth.