High-fashion runway model Jourdan Dunn takes us on a beauty tour of the most exciting makeup looks straight from this season’s hottest designer collections.
Sexy never looked so easy at the Marc by Marc Jacobs spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear-Collection shown during Fashion Week New York. The designer chose a makeup concept that was natural with an emphasis placed on the skin looking flawless. Let your face shine with a perfectly even tone and finish. Try Prescriptives Virtual Youth Lifting Moisture Makeup. This is an amazing product that truly leaves the skin looking refreshed and refined.
Prescriptives Virtual Youth Lifting Moisture Makeup, $32.50, macys.com.
Maintain you natural shine with an exciting new gloss from IT Cosmetics dubbed, My Youth Smile ($32, beauty.com). This pretty pout plumper is equipped with Smile Brightening Lip Gloss on one end and Smile Line Wrinkle Filler on the other side. We love this Signature Blue based color that goes on the lips clear and is packed with micro crystals that make your smile appear whiter and brighter.
Whether you are a new makeup maverick or a seasoned cosmetics pro, creating the “Versace smoky eye” is relatively easy to do. This enhanced eye look is best worn past dusk because the smoky eye is meant to look very striking while creating a mysterious and glamorous eye-popping effect.
Using several different complementing light base eye shadows in gold, mauve and cocoa, you want to weave the contrasting tones of light shadows with your black shadow. This technique adds the perfect dimension so your eye pops out and does not look covered up by one dark hue. We recommend using an eye contour brush, to create an arc into the crease of the eyelid. Focus your brush strokes on placing the eye shadow on the outer half of the eye. Take the golden shade of the Stila Trio to highlight brow bone and eyelid for a smoky shimmery illusion.
Gold Glow, $26, amazon.com.
NYX 3 Color Eyeshadow, White/Grey/Black TS01,$5.99, drugstore.com.
Paula Dorf Eye
Contour Brush, $28, beauty.com.
It was a manifestation of the 1920’s femme fatal at Louis Vuitton’s spring 2009 runway show, where makeup artists contoured the lips into a pout reminiscent of famed American pin-up girls. The classic yet always contemporary red lip adds touch of pizzazz and sophistication to any beauty look. We suggest choosing a lush, rich lip color that will add intensity and drama to your makeup routine. Maximize the impact your lips can make with a hue that shines with sheer seduction and sex appeal.
Tarte Rise & Shine Stain And Lip Enhancing Gloss, $21, sephora.com.
Tropez Moisturizing Lipstick, Lush Apple Red, $.99, walgreens.com.