Pretty in Paris

This coquettish look is reminiscent of the screen sirens of the 1960’s: classic black winged liner, paired with a glossy pale lip and sculpted cheekbones is truly a modern classic.

Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sofia Loren made this look famous in days of yore. More recently, it can be seen on Adele on the cover of Vogue (and pretty much all the time, for that matter), and gracing the pages of fashion magazines and red carpets everywhere.

Among the long list of fashion houses showing this look during Spring Fashion Week 2012 were Chanel, Ruffian, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Jill Sander, Dolce & Gabana (see below right), and Jonathan Saunders.

To achieve this look, begin by prepping the lids with your foundation or concealer. This ensures the longevity of your application.

Press a flesh-toned eye shadow, like Bisque ($15) all over the eye, from lash line to brow bone.

Using a Squirrel Mini Crease brush ($25), contour the crease and outer corner of the eye with Taupe or Caramel shadow (both $15).

Draw a thin line along top lash lines only with a Black pencil ($13), thickening the line as it reaches the outer corners to create a winged effect.

Next, mix Black Onyx shadow ($15) with Eyeliner Sealer ($12) to create a liquid liner, and trace over the line you’ve created. The beauty of Eyeliner Sealer is that it once applied, it is completely budge-proof.

Take the same shade that was used in the crease of the eye, and apply below the cheek bones with an aDesign Flat Top Foundation Brush ($38).
This technique creates a sculpted appearance and really makes the cheekbones pop.

Line the lip softly with Sand pencil ($13), and top off with a healthy dose of Hello Sexy gloss ($16.50), a shimmering peachy beige. All products available at Authentic Beauty.

Need a little help getting Pretty in Paris? Come in for a one-on-one lesson with an Authentic Beauty artist. Seasonal looks lessons are on special for $50 (regularly $75) for a limited time.
Not only do we promise you will love what you see when you look in the mirror, but that you will be able to do it yourself!

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