If you have been reading this blog for a while then you probably already know that I am the Beauty Director for Luca Magazine.
That means I am responsible for the beauty content in the magazine. One of the things I do is produce and direct the beauty editorials in each issue. I have to be on top of beauty trends, know what is happening in makeup, design the shoots, choose the models the photographer and the crew, and put it all together.
I’m pretty much obsessed with the beauty editorial in the new issue! This is the Luca Magazine Fall 2017 issue with gorgeous Madelaine Petsch from the show Riverdale on the cover.
Today I’m going to give you a breakdown on the products I used for one of the looks in the beauty editorial. I am including affiliate links to the products.
Luca Magazine Fall 2017 Graphic Liner Story
The story behind this look was using a graphic liner to create accent to the outer corners of the eye. To keep the focus on the eye I needed to keep everything else neutral, and make the complexion as creamy and gorgeous as possible.
The most important step to creating a really lovely makeup is prepping and priming the skin beneath. To create a truly delicious complexion I started with Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream over well cleansed skin, to hydrate, nourish, and give a healthy glow. I let it settle for a couple of minutes, then used Marc Jacobs Undercover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer followed by Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator along the cheekbones. I like to work it into the skin so that I get a soft, candlelit glow effect.
I balanced out the skin with a little Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Foundation. This is one of my favorite foundations because it is so pigmented that you only need a tiny amount, and it is a silicone base so it gives the skin a healthy glow. The last step to creating a perfect complexion was adding some Makeup Forever Cream Blush in shade 225.
On the eyes I started with MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, applied in a sheer coat from lash-line to brow to create a nice, even base all over. Next I layered a vanilla-nude matte shadow over the paint pot taking it from the lash-line to the brow to solidify the base. I cut the crease with a mid-toned neutral to give the eye some definition. (You can buff it out or leave it really defined – the look works either way.)
With the eye shaped and defined, starting in the middle of the eye, deep into the lashes, I added a crisp liner to the outer corners, giving it a little flick at the ends. I didn’t want a full blown cat eye, so just gave it enough of a flick to lift the outer corners of the eye. I used Makeup Forever Aquablack liner with a fine brush so that I could keep the line nice and sharp.
On the lower lash line I kept a clean liner that slightly went into the waterline. The trick is to keep the eye looking sleek without making it look like the model is squinting.
To keep the eye looking awake I added a pale eye shadow in slightly shimmery finish to the inner corners.
I finished the eye with layers of my favorite Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara by Marc Jacobs, really focusing on the outer corners and adding a sweep to the lash line.
For this look I wanted all the attention to go to the eye, so I kept the lip pretty and luscious but soft with Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Kidman’s Kiss.
You can find Charlotte Tilbury products online at CharlotteTilbury.com
Marc Jacobs Beauty products are available online at MarcJacobsBeauty.com
Makeup Forever products are available online at Sephora.com
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