Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty, gives us her take on some of the standout Spring 2014 makeup looks and how to get them now.
One of my favorite looks; the airbrushed skin, perfectly groomed brows, and delicate neutral eyes really allow the berry stained lip to take center stage. Usually a look I save for fall, by using a brighter, pinker shade you can certainly make this work for warmer weather. Try my Satin Luxe Lip Colour with SPF 16 in Violetta, concentrating color in the center of the lips and making sure to use your finger to blur the lip line creating a stained effect.
I love the simplicity of this look— clean skin, contoured cheeks and a monotone colorful eye. Red eye shadow is a new trend that has been gaining popularity but it is important to choose the right shade, steering clear of anything too blue, to avoid looking bruised. Try mixing a rich ruby and a warm burgundy, both found in my Limited Edition Eye Couture in Jewel of an Eye, to perfectly replicate this runway look.
This look is all about a bare face and perfect skin. Create a flawless complexion with my Perfecting Luminous Foundation, spot treating problem areas and using on an as-needed basis. Skip the blush and bronzer, finishing with a soft brown shadow over the lid and a golden champagne on the inner corner of the eye.
I can’t get enough of this retro glam look for a big night out. Using my Eye Quad in Bronzed Beauty, mix the brown and gold shade, sweeping over the entire lid and blending out towards the brow bone. Extend the color towards the outer corner, extending out the cat eye shape. Use a black felt-tip eye marker to line the upper lash line, flicking the tip upwards along the shape of your shadow. Finish with Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour in Sheer Melon building opacity for a more wearable coral version of this orange lip.
House of Holland
The hair aside, this is a super classic look and easy to recreate. Using my Eye Quad in Shimmering Sands, give a light dusting of sparkling champagne shadow all over the lid all the way up to the brow bone. Next, using my Core Tools Bent Eyeliner Brush and my Dramatically Defining Longwear Gel Eyeliner, carefully line the upper lash line extending the tip straight out at the corner. Finish with my Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Rosey Nude.
Pro tip: You can draw the tip of your liner upward, giving the eye lift and a much prettier shape than a straight across line!
Rag & Bone
One of the standout looks from this past NYFW, I love the freshness of the peachy eye with an orange lip. Of course, this neon highlighter shade is not very real woman-friendly so I would use a more wearable vermillion shade like my Satin Luxe Lip Colour with SPF 16 in Red Orange.
A play on the no-makeup makeup, this look pulls the focus of the face to the brows. For the beautiful bold brows start with my Arch Alert Brow Kit, which comes with four different shades to mix and match your perfect color. Using my Core Tools Brow Brush, apply product in hair-like strokes to fill in sparseness. Follow by combing through brows with my Core Tools Spoolie to blur the lines and give a natural effect. Finish with my Brow Gel to set hairs in place.
One of my biggest pet peeves is too much white in a lipstick — it's just so Magda from There’s Something About Mary! Try recreating this look with a bright, bold pink like my Satin Luxe Lip Colour in Pink Punch. Finish with a graphic black cat eye using my Dramatically Defining Liquid Eyeliner, curving the tip of the line upward towards the end of the brow.
Everything about this look is over-the-top, from the hair to the eyes to the cheeks to the lips. There is no real way to translate this theatrical look into a wearable version but you can take a cue from the Betsey show and try a bright pink blush (try my Beautyfing Blush in Flushed) with a silvery smoky eye. You can also add a false lash for a bit of that runway drama but opt for a more natural style, like my Full Glam Eyelashes to keep from looking too “Halloween”.
Another editorial look that is difficult to translate to everyday wear. Conceptually, the makeup is very graphic: nude face, glossy lips and angular bold eyes. Using cobalt blue, THE color of Spring 2014, line the upper and lower lash line. Try my Lay It On The Line Eyeliner Palette with my Kashuk Tools Synthetic Angled Eyeliner Brush dipped in water for a smoother, bolder line. The powder formula will soften the look while the angled brush will give you a perfect winged tip!