This fall we had the priviledge of having one of Canada's premier makeup artists, Evangelia Pavlakos, on set with us. Besides being super fab and fun to work with, the makeup was just...GORGEOUS! We asked her to share her expertise with us, so you can complement your new runway inspired wardrobe with runway makeup looks! This fall, its all about wearing the liner across your lid!
ShopDilara Fall/Winter 2011 makeup looks by Eva! Gorgeous!
Dilara: What is your favorite make-up trend this Fall?
Eva: The hot make-up trend this fall and my fave trend all year long has to be black liquid liner across the lid. Whether you have brown or blue eyes, it always sets a statement.
For a day look, I would suggest applying the liquid liner across your natural lashline and if black is too dark for you, opt for colors such as brown or plum.
For a night look, go all out and make the line thicker towards the end of the eye and extend it out to achieve a cat eye. This will definitely have some heads turn.
Liquid liner is not always easy to apply; I agree that it does take practise and a steady hand but here are a few tricks that can help you get the hang of it:
Step 1: Make sure to have a base applied all over your eyelid. A base can be a neutral eyeshadow, a primer or a bit of foundation applied before all other eyeshadow colors. What this will do is help have a smooth and oil-free surface for the liner.
Step 2: In front of a mirror, make sure to have your head tilted back a bit to have a better view of your lashline and if necessary, rest your elbow on the mirror; this will enable you to have that steady hand for application.
Step 3: An easy way to make sure you succeed in making that luscious line is to take the liner and make small dots near your lasline and across the lid. That way, when you are ready to make that line, all you have to do is connect the dots.
An alternative to this is to draw a line with a sharpened eye pencil first and then have the liner drawn above it.
Step 4: for a felined look: Once your liner is drawn across your natural lash line, reapply some extra liner toward the outer edges of your eye for a more dramatic look and also extend the line further out and upward. This will give the illusion of the cat eye as well as make your eyes seem bigger.
My suggestions of products for this look: any liquid liner with a hard tip for beginners. Hard tips enable better precision and an easier application. Once you become more comfortable in executing this look, you may opt for liners with a soft tip. I have been doing make-up for years and still prefer a hard tip.
If liquid liner is not for you, a great product that achieves the same look with a softer, silkier feel is MAC's Fluidline. This product is a gel-based formula that comes in a pot and is applied with an angled brush.
Dilara: What are the hot colors for lips?
Eva: Another Fall make-up trend that goes great with your lined eyes is light pink, luscious lips. The glossier, the better! Try L'Oreal's Colour Riche lipstick line and if you want to add extra shine, add on a gloss on top such as MAC's Lustreglass in Luminous.
If pink is not for you, try a neutral lip color such as MAC's lipstick in Twig which is a brownish, pink tone and top it off with a neutral gloss like Rimmel's Stay Glossy lipgloss in Here to Stay.
Remember, when you go strong on the eyes with a liquid liner, let your eyes do the talking and stay softer on the lips and cheeks.
Dilara: What is your favorite ShopDilara piece from this fall's shoot?
Eva: There are so many wonderful products to choose from but if I had to pick an outfit, it would have to be Faux Leather Leggins just because I love leggins and I would top it off with the Caniche Noir Blue Cape. As Fall approaches, this Cape is a perfect Autumn statement; it is versatile, comfortable and very fashionable. It is definitely an item that can be worn with different outfits over and over again.
Ever since Eva bought her first eye-shadow at the age of 13, she’s never been able to put down a brush. What started as a fascination, quickly developed into a real passion. Having picked up the tricks of the trade from industry professionals and benefitting from an eye for color and trends, Eva is always on the lookout for new products and techniques.
To her, make up is like a second skin.
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