Makeup Trends For Winter 2017 You Need To Know

Don’t you just love winter makeup??

I love that makeup becomes a power play when the skies get dull. It’s time to winterize your look and put away your tan-toned foundations.  Step (far!) away from bronzer – it looks orange-y and out of place in the winter, and instead fire up some dramatic, exciting, winter eyes.

Here is my new beauty editorial for Luca Magazine. I love my Luca editorials because I am not just the hired makeup artist, I am also the magazine’s Beauty Director. I think up the shoot, cast my models, hire my crew, creative direct, produce and direct the shoots, as well as being the makeup artist. It’s a lot of hats to wear, but each of them is fabulous!


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Winter Blues

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Along with some heavy duty lower lashes this look was created using Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner in Ody(sea) 62, which is a vibrant teal, paired with the gold shadow in the Glambition Eye Shadow Palette and a little black in the crease. To offset the huge lower lashes and pump up the volume on the upper lash line I used Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara.

Well Red

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I love red eye shadow! This look was super easy. I used Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner in Fine Wine. This is a gel crayon that is maneuverable and can do some multipurpose tricks. I applied the crayon to the eyelid and then buffed it out with a fluffy brush. Once I had the color and softness I wanted I went back in and created a giant winged liner, making it big and bold. I finished the look with giant false lower lashes and layers of Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara on the top lashes.

Ice Ice Baby

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To achieve this look I used products from Marc Jacobs Beauty. On the eyes I used Twinkle Pop Stick in Frannie 408, an iridescent, snowy shade that I then layered with the white shadow in the Marc Jacobs Smartorial 760 Eye shadow palette.

Midas Touch

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Rolled, puffed out gold, this eye was created using Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop in 3 Shakes 404, which I then layered with the gold shadow in the Marc Jacobs Beauty Glambition Eye shadow Palette. A little smudged black liner and a coat of mascara rounded the look out.


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Makeup Trends For Spring 2014

Spring is now in full force, and if you haven’t done so already,

it’s time to update your makeup wardrobe

to fit the new season.

Or maybe you just want a few ideas 

for how to pull it all together for Easter.

Either way, its time to hit the makeup stores

and stock up on the new colors.

Here are the 5 major makeup trends for Spring 2014

1.) Metallic Eyes

Seen here at the Jason Wu Spring 2014 show at New York Fashion Week, beautiful, shimmering, metallic eyes.

Look for complimentary bronzes and warm golds to flatter skin tone, and make green and brown eyes spark.

Choose products with small particles – large glittery particles not only fall down your face, but look tacky too.

 2.) Orange Is The New Red
Try a bold orange mouth. Play with color to see which works best for you, choosing from a full blown orange to coral to tangerine to mandarin. Opt for formulas that have a slight sheen to them, making the lip look more succulent.

3.) The Cat Eye

Molly Roncal created this fabulous, pronounced cat eye offset with a metallic sheen for the Tracy Reese Spring 2014 runway show.

The key to pulling off a great springtime cat eye is to make that the central focus of your makeup, toning everything else down, and scaling back all other drama.

4.) White Eyeshadow

 There are two ways to wear the Spring 2014 white eyeshadow.
Above, (from the Alice and Olivia Spring 2014 runway show) the look is an iridescent wash of white shadow, with white liner. 
This is the easier of the two to pull off for a fresh faced, dewy spring look.
The other look seen below at Altuzarra Spring 2014 runway show is a more opaque, more densely packed white shadow

5.) The Soft Berry Lip

If you want to keep it soft and pretty, or if a bold lip feels too big for you, try out a soft berry lip, such as this one seen at 

Michael Kors Spring 2014. Berry tones not only spark green and blue eyes, but they also make your teeth look super white.

Simplifying your look, and building from a glowing complexion will always make you look fresh and dewy.