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Pastel Liner and Dewy Skin at Creatures of the Wind Spring 2012 Show




There was a psychedelic component to the 1960s-influenced Creatures of the Wind Spring 2012 collection, so the NARS team designed a look that was trippy but soft. NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer envisioned a strong, ’90s-inspired eye look consisting of two shades of pastel liner hugging the eye in an exaggerated teardrop shape with a near tribal flair. To soften the chalkiness of the eye look, he then focused on luminous skin, accentuating glowing cheekbones.

To perfect the skin, Boehmer applied NARS Pure Radiant Moisturizer, which is poised to launch in Spring 2012, and then applied the Bilbao Lipstick, a sheer beige color hitting counters for Spring 2012, along the cheekbones to contour the area.

A pastel sky blue shade with teal undertones was created exclusively for the Creatures of the Wind show, but Boehmer recommends trying the Heart Of Glass Single Eyeshadow for a similar effect. To use the color as a liner, you should first wet a liner brush, then cover the brush tip with eye shadow. Once you have the color on the brush tip, you can sweep it above the lower lid area, starting at the inner area of the crease, right below the brow bone, and then sloping the color down in an apostrophe-like shape. The Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, a pink cantaloupe color, was used to contour the area underneath the eyes. Boehmer glid the lip pencil below the lower lash line and extended it to the outer corners of eyes, so that the final line would fall almost parallel to the pastel blue color used for the upper lash line.

The pout, meanwhile, was muted with the Tashkent Pure Matte Lipstick, a creamy nude beige that toned down the lips’ natural rosiness.

I love how easy this look is to recreate and how dramatic the final effect is!

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