Things are not always as they seem, sometimes we tend to make them more complicated than need be, and other times, the simplest matter holds more complicated secrets and alluding details than we perceive. This is true when I think of impressionistic art. It seems easier to lay paint strokes at a whim in large shapeless forms, but this symphony of chaos is actually much more difficult than the perfection of a clear image.
Natural makeup, when done well can also be more difficult than the use of strong colors, creams and eyelashes. I am actually guilty of applying a lazy eyeliner because I know the false lashes will cover parts of it and act as a guide for correction. When you apply natural makeup, however, it should define and enhance natural features, it should address imperfections in a way that doesn't look like you are covering up. It should look effortless. As I will show you in my tutorial at the end of the post, the key is in a good skin foundation and really getting into the eyelashes.
I take all of my own photos (Photography by Laura Okita)
With my husband away in Europe working and Paris fashion week coming to a close, my thoughts have been constantly on the catwalk. I am really excited about the revival of 70s rock. For Spring we will see a lot of fringe, bohemian dresses, high boots are making a return, overalls with a modern spin, and large scale boho prints. For makeup we see the usual split between natural looks on the runway in New York and splashes of colored cateyes and exaggerated wings in Europe. There has also been the interesting dusting of glitter here and there. I cant wait to see what comes into full bloom this upcoming spring.
This is a fun 1970s fringe dress, vintage renewal from ModCloth. It has a magnificent metallic shimmer to it that ads a great contouring affect.
The necklaces are vintage from Amarcod, one of my favorite weekend shopping destinations in New York City.
For a little touch of extra glamour I used Jin Soon Gala Nail Toppings. I like this glittery polish because it has a variety of texture and metallic colors in it.